Katie Ellis

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BACP Dip.Couns
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Bristol BS41
Limited availability
Limited availability

This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

Finding the right counsellor is really important and I hope this information gives you a feel for who I am and how I work. I offer a safe, non-judgemental space where you can feel heard and supported, I’m not here to give advice or assess you. With compassion and curiosity we can focus on your situation, work with difficult or painful emotions that you may be experiencing, and gain a deeper understanding into the challenges you are facing. I am a ‘person-centred’ counsellor. In short, this type of counselling approach means I am here to be alongside you to explore emotions and issues that you bring to the sessions. We work together to understand them more and see how they fit with your understanding of yourself and the world.You, the client know yourself best, and with the right supportive relationship you can find an inner peace, move forward and make positive lasting change. My work addresses a wide range of issues and experiences including low self-esteem, anxiety, stress, grief, sexual abuse, trauma, shame, depression, relationship difficulties and the effects of abuse. 

Training, qualifications & experience

Professionally, I hold an Advanced Diploma in Counselling accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and validated by Network Counselling. I also have experience of supporting women therapeutically at the charity One 25.

My client work includes Network Counselling and my Private Practice. I undertake regular clinical supervision. I hold full liability insurance and am a registered member of the BACP, working within their ethical framework.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.


£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

Sessions last 50 minutes and take place weekly at the same time and cost £50. Payments can be made by bank transfer.  

For new clients I offer a free session for 20-30 minutes, in which you can see if you are comfortable with me and how I work. These are conducted by phone / online or in person and there is no obligation to continue.

I offer short or long term counselling according to your individual needs, either in person, by phone or online. Please note: payment for all sessions is required 48 hours in advance.

Further information

For my own health and wellbeing I find being out in nature deeply satisfying. Be it walking my dog, running, swimming or water sports it is being in the fresh air that helps me to relax and connect with what is important to me. Therefor I also offer ‘walk and talk’ or ‘Outdoor therapy’ as a way working with clients who feel similar to me as not everyone is comfortable in a counselling room, preferring the freedom of being outside. To understand more about this I include this link to the BACP

If mobility is something to factor in I am able to meet for local outdoor sessions at a place you feel that works best for you.

North Somerset, Bristol, Somerset, BS41

1 Short Lane, Long Ashton, Bristol, Somerset, BS41 9EH

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)

Key details

I offer walk and talk therapy/ outdoor therapy so can meet at an accessible outdoor area at Ashton Court if that suits best

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