Pete Connor

Pete Connor


07391 251476 / 07391 251476

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About me

My name is Pete Connor and I have over 30 years experience as a psychotherapist, counsellor and supervisor. I am based in Keynsham, near to Bristol, and see adult individual clients and supervisees.

My diverse trainings and experience mean that I can help with most of life's issues and problems, including:

  • Anxiety and stress
  • Depression and feeling low
  • Confidence and self-esteem
  • Relationship issues
  • Loss and bereavement
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Addictions
  • Feeling stuck in old patterns of thinking, feeling and/or behaviour
  • Employment and career issues, redundancy and retirement
  • Life stage and transitions

I also have specialist training and experience in working with:

  • Sex, sexuality, LGBTQ and gender issues
  • Working with men
  • Physical illness, including cancer, HIV, MS and ME, pain and disability
  • Meaning and purpose in life
  • Spirituality and transpersonal issues

I work from a designated therapy room on the first floor of my house on the outskirts of Keynsham. It is 10 minutes walk from bus stops, buses running every 15 minutes from the centre of Bristol and journeys taking approximately 20/25 minutes. Those coming by car can park on the driveway at the front of the house. It is also roughly 20 minutes walk from Keynsham train station.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold the following relevant qualifications:

  • MA Psychosynthesis Psychotherapy, Psychosynthesis Trust and University of East London
  • MSc in Integrative Counselling, University of Bristol
  • Levels 1, 2 and 3, Internal Family Systems training
  • Diploma in Contemporary Trauma Practice, Relational Change
  • Certificate in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, Exeter University
  • Foundation Year in Core Process Psychotherapy, Karuna Institute
  • BA (Hons) Natural Sciences (Zoology), Cambridge University
  • Senior Accredited Counsellor and Supervisor, British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
  • Registered Psychotherapist, United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

I have worked as a counsellor and later as a psychotherapist for 30 years and am experienced in helping with all of the main issues presented in counselling. As well as offering you substantial experience as a general practitioner, I have specialist knowledge concerning chronic and life-threatening illness, including HIV, MS and cancer; death and bereavement; sexuality, gender, and LGBTQ issues; trauma and life transitions.

I am a senior BACP accredited counsellor and supervisor and also a UKCP registered psychotherapist. This means that my qualifications are very widely recognised and that I have significant experience in the counselling and psychotherapy fields. I am committed to my on-going personal and professional development, undertaking regular training.

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Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Sex, sexuality, gay/LGBTQ and gender issues
  • Working with men
  • Physical illness, including cancer, HIV, MS and ME, pain and disability
  • Meaning and purpose in life
  • Spirituality and transpersonal issues


Fees are £55.00 for a 60 minutes session and payment methods can be discussed when we meet. I have a limited number of discounted rate spaces for those on low incomes, students and counselling students in training. The cost of counselling and psychotherapy may be covered by your health insurance or your workplace Employee Assistance Programme (EAP).

I offer a free 30 minutes initial meeting for us both to decide whether to work together.

Current availability is mainly daytime but does vary so feel free to contact me for details. I operate a waiting list, when appropriate, or can recommend colleagues if I am not available.

Maps & Directions

Bristol, BS31

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: No


I have some availability during the day and can offer a few early morning sessions - 8.00/8.30am - and a 5.30pm slot as the latest currently available.

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I know from my own experience that finding the right supervisor for our current practice, stage of development and support needs is vital.

Online supervision:Yes
Telephone supervision:Yes
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