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Lyn Spencer UKCP

Bristol, BS1
Registered / Accredited

About me

Welcome to my profile. I am UKCP registered and have over 25 years experience as psychotherapist/ counsellor. I work with individuals and couples and groups.

I worked for 15 years in the NHS as a Senior Psychotherapist also in Private Practice for many years. I offer Counselling/Psychotherapy long and short term sessions for individuals and couples. My specialism is in Attachment Separation and Loss and believe this is where life itself begins. I also work with people who have experienced trauma and depression and low mood,

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Analytic Psychotherapy and Psychodynamic Counselling and Couples Counselling.

I also offer individual and group Clinical Supervision for trainee and registered Counsellors/Psychotherapists. Please visit my web site www.psychotherapyforbristol.co.uk

I work with what is troubling you,think together and making connections with childhood issues and how they impact on adult life that do not serve you well in the present.

I also work with couples in a neutral objective way. I do have a sliding scale of fees to be negotiated.

Due to the current Corona Virus updates and above from the Government I am offering telephone sessions and will negotiate a time that suits both.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am UKCP registered and have over 25 years experience working with all kinds of people from different ethnic backgrounds traditions andy gender. I worked for the South London & Maudsley NHS Trust as a Senior Adult Psychotherapist for 15 years with secondary care patients and have maintained a private practice since the 1980's in North and South London and at present in Bristol. Over the years I have had clinical supervision for my clients with some eminent practitioners.

I am also a training therapist for Wessex Counselling & Psychotherapy Service

I am 20 years post qualified from The Guild of Psychotherapists. have attended many short trainings and lectures in the field of Psychoanalysis, Psychotherapy and Counselling. Having personal analysis for many years has been a life changing experience and has been the foundation of working as a psychotherapist.

My orentation and thinking comes from an Attachment prespective which I believe underpins ones development to future adulthood. Our early attachment style often influences our present relationships which may not do not serve us well. My vast experience shows that working and thinking together in therapy can help make bettter choices in the future. I believe Counselling and/or Psychotherapy can really help and have had some remarkable outcomes from working with individuals and helping couples come to some resolution together whether to stay together or amicably part.
I work with childhood trauma that links with attachmen issues. I have also worked as a supervisor for Bristol Bereavement service.
please visit my web site www.psychotherapyforbristol.co.uk

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

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Other areas of counselling I deal with

Feelings of emptiness
Attachment is my specialty
Couples Counselling



My fees are £50 a 50minute session and keep some spaces for a reduced fee of ££35-40 All fees are negotiable through discussion in the initial consultation.
Couples £80 for 50 minute session
Consultations are £50 and will determine through discussion together what kind of therapy or counselling would be most suitable. In the current situation as I am not in my consulting room at Orchard St I have reduced my fee to £45.
All fees are paid by bank transfer.
I take cash, chequers or bank transfer

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers

Further information

My consulting room is in a beautiful Georgian House just behind the Hippodrome Theatre in the Centre of Bristol. My room is comfortable and very accessable as all buses go to the Centre of Bristol and there is parking near by. As i am not working at Orchard St at present because of Covert-19




Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified


I am not accepting any appointments.

Types of client

Older adults


I am UKCP registered and have over 25 years supervising trainee counsellors/psychotherapists.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Lyn Spencer UKCP

Lyn Spencer UKCP