About me


I will help you with your problems in a warm, open minded and non-judgmental way.  I am fully qualified, experienced and accredited.  Please feel free to e-mail or telephone me to ask any questions you may have.

My practice is based in South Gloucestershire (North Bristol).  I use both integrative counselling, and cognitive behavioural therapy to enable you to explore your feelings and find ways to solve your problems.

You may wish to know a bit about how CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) works.  This therapy aims to help you find more helpful ways to cope with problems by uncovering unhelpful patterns of responding or relating.

My work starts with a warm, non-judgmental, person-centred approach.  I use interventions in a collaborative way, meaning you and I work together to improve your problems and quality of life.

I offer expertise and a safe and confidential place to find solutions and an understanding of your difficulties. My aim is to empower you to become your own therapist.

I have helped many people with a whole range of difficulties including specialist areas such as OCD, health anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social phobia, depression, low self-esteem, stress, chronic fatigue and work-related issues. 


Training, qualifications & experience

Post-Graduate Diploma in therapeutic counselling CBT - University of Wales

Psychological wellbeing practitioner qualification - University of Exeter

AQA advanced counselling skills.

AQA Intermediate counselling skills.

Accredited with BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy).

Member organisations


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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & 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.


Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

£50 per session


current spaces available

South Gloucestershire

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

stairs and no lift available

Sally Picton

Sally Picton