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.

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.


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.


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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

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

Therapies offered

  • Existential therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychosynthesis
  • Transpersonal psychology


£55.00 per session
Free initial online session

Additional information

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.


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.


Type of session


Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Online platforms



Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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

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Pete Connor

Pete Connor