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About me

I’m a qualified Gestalt counsellor based in Bristol and I am currently offering face to face and online sessions.  

I offer a safe, calm and confidential space for you to explore what has brought you to counselling. I will invite you to be curious about yourself in sessions, to explore how you relate to others and how you respond in the life situations you find yourself in.

The practice of Gestalt means that there will be a focus on exploring your experience as it unfolds moment by moment in the session. This may include exploring current life situations as well as past experiences. My aim is to create a safe environment for you to speak and be heard and to help raise awareness of your thoughts, feelings and behaviours and how they impact your relationship to yourself and others day to day. I believe that by gaining new insights into how you think and feel you will develop a stronger sense of yourself and live your life in a more fulfilling way.

I have experience of working with clients with a variety of issues, including complex family dynamics, stress, long term health issues, anxiety and depression.  I have a focus on working with people who are recently bereaved or experiencing a life changing loss.

Training, qualifications & experience

I completed my training at the Gestalt Centre in London and am a registered member of the BACP.

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£50.00 per session

Additional information

My fee is £50 for a 50-minute session. I offer face to face session and online sessions using Zoom.  I see clients on Tuesday and Wednesday.

I accept payment in cash and by BACS transfer.

Further information

Please get in touch by email and let me know what times would be suitable for an initial call.  This will give us a chance to talk about what you are seeking counselling for and to arrange a first meet. The first session will be an opportunity for us decide if we would like to continue working together and to plan the next steps.

Type of session

In person
Lucy Atherton

Lucy Atherton