Sally Picton PG Dip Counselling/CBT MBACP

Sally Picton PG Dip Counselling/CBT MBACP



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About me


You may be wondering where to start with finding a therapist. I can tell you what I offer and how I work. I would also be happy to speak with you on the phone or e-mail you to answer any questions you may have. It is important that you feel comfortable with the therapist you choose.

I am an experienced CBT therapist based in Bristol.  I also use counselling and counselling skills to enable you to explore your feelings.  You may wish to know a bit about how CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) works.  CBT aims  to help you find more helpful ways to think when faced with a situation that is difficult.   CBT also helps you understand the vicious circles we get caught in and to find new ways to cope.    CBT can also go to deeper levels to help you address negative self-beliefs and unhelpful patterns of relating or responding.

In addition to my private practice I work within IAPT treating people with depression and anxiety disorders. I qualified in 2013 and have helped many people with a wide range of difficulties.

My CBT practice is underpinned by my counselling skills, this means I work collaboratively with you and offer non-judgmental empathy as a starting point.

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 variety of difficulties including 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 level counselling skills, intermediate counselling skills.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

transgender, non-binary, lesbian, gay, anger problems, domestic violence, parenting skills support.


£45 per session (some concession available depending on circumstances)

Maps & Directions

Bristol, BS15

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: No

stairs and no lift available


Currently: Thursdays including evening

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme