Lorna Tredget, Dip Gestalt Therapy, MBACP

Lorna Tredget, Dip Gestalt Therapy, MBACP

About me

During the Coronavirus Crisis, and in line with government guidance, I am offering appointments by phone and also video call across a range of (safe and easily available) platforms.

I am trained and have many years experience of working with both young people and with adults, within the NHS, schools, private practice and the Third Sector.

My practice is based in Keynsham, with nearby car parking and close to public transport from both Bristol and Bath. To help you decide whether you would like to work with me, I offer a free introductory phone consultation of up to 20 minutes. You might be looking for therapy for a short number of sessions to focus on a specific issue, or for longer-term, open-ended work where we have the space to engage with more complex or deeply rooted difficulties.

Whatever leads you to seek support, I offer a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment where you feel accepted as you are. Together, and through our relationship of trust, we can make sense of your thoughts, feelings and difficulties to find a way forward.

How counselling can help

Through the process of listening to you, I can help you achieve greater awareness, clarity, and balance in your life, so that you have a stronger sense of wellbeing and of being able to achieve your potential. As a Gestalt therapist (roughly speaking 'Gestalt' means whole), I work holistically and so I am interested not just in the issues that trouble you, but also how they impact on your life and how your life affects them.

How I work

While many people feel comfortable talking one to one, others, and especially young people, can find just sitting still and talking about emotional issues harder. Being able to use a range of media like art materials, games and other sensory tools can really help with expressing feelings and thoughts that it might be difficult to put into words initially. I offer all these possibilities within the space I work in.

Who I work with

I work with young people and with adults, and with families when there are difficulties within family relationships.

I have specialist training and experience in working with young people, families (be they birth, adoptive or with children-in-care), anxiety, carers, depression, self-harm, relationship difficulties, eating issues, and abuse of all kinds. I have a particular interest in trauma and the impact of childhood experience on later life.

What to expect

The process of finding a therapist should always be a mutual one. Speaking on the phone first - or emailing - offers an opportunity for you to find out what I can offer and whether you feel comfortable enough to work with me. It is an opportunity for you to tell me about what seems not to be going well and what you'd like support with. If when we first meet you don't feel at ease, that is something to pay attention to, as you may not feel you can trust me sufficiently to open up more. The relationship between the therapist and client is crucial as it is through that relationship that so much repair and healing can come about.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have over 25 years experience working in mental health - in the NHS, the Third Sector, Education and in private practice.

Training and Qualifications:

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Gestalt Therapy
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Group Work,
  • Certificate in working with Children and Adolescents using a Gestalt Approach

CPD (Continual Professional Development) training including:

  • The Therapist as Relational Artist
  • Resilience Building
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Certificate in Therapeutic Mentoring (Trauma Recovery Centre, Bath)
  • Mental Health First Aid for young people
  • Advanced Safeguarding training
  • Louise Hayes: DNA-Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for young people
  • Action Trauma: Intergenerational Trauma and Childhood Experiences

Professional Membership:

  • I am a Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and on its Accredited Register.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


Initial telephone consultation (up to 20 minutes): Free

Individual counselling: £45.

Couples and families: £55

  • I offer concessions for low income groups
  • I offer concessions for key workers

Further information

As a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, I work within its ethical framework for the counselling professions. I also have regular supervision and am committed to the development of my own skills and expertise by undertaking regular Continual Professional Development.

I work in Keynsham, in a larger counselling room in a discrete location offering greater space for family and group work. It is within easy walking distance of the train station and bus routes and there is some free parking nearby. Whilst we are in the midst of Covid-19, I am working remotely, by phone, Zoom, What's App, FaceTime or other secure media.

Maps & Directions

Keynsham, BS31

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: Yes


Daytime and weekday evening sessions available.

Types of client

Young people