Shauna Hope

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(Bristol Counselling Outdoors) BACP Accredited
Available for new clients
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Bristol BS8 & BS3
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hi, I'm Shauna and I've developed Bristol Counselling Outdoors, for adults and young people (16+) who feel talking in a natural space (private woodland) could be helpful.  For more information please see the video at the end.

It's often difficult to appreciate our uniqueness. Our life experience can cause us pain and complicate how we feel about ourselves, other people and life in general. It can also create punishing expectations. I remain open to hearing what is important to you and I won’t make judgements or assumptions. I also believe that given the right circumstances, everyone has the capacity to feel more content and  fulfilled in their lives.

My counselling approach is underpinned by the Person-centred values of empathy, acceptance and authenticity. I use Mindfulness, draw on Buddhist Psychology and enjoy working creatively. My counselling work outdoors has been influenced by Martin Jordan and Nick Totton and my personal experience of nature mediation. I feel very positive about the impact that counselling can have and I'm passionate about making it accessible and inclusive.

I am especially interested and experienced in work around:

  • Loss and Bereavement;
  • Work Related Stress;
  • Perfectionism and Self-Criticism;
  • Bullying, Discrimination and Harassment:
  • Change, Uncertainty and Transitions
  • Existential Crisis and Spirituality

I also have lots of experience working with:

  • Depression and Low Mood
  • Stress and Anxiety
  • Confidence and Self-worth
  • Relationship issues

I have over 20 years experience of offering counselling and counselling training in many different settings, including health centres, mental health charities, local authority employee assistance and student counselling services. I  have 18 years of offering counselling supervision.

You may feel you need some short or longer term counselling. We can discuss this in your first appointment.

Training, qualifications & experience

I  hold the following relevant qualifications:

  • Certificate in Counselling Supervision
  • PG Diploma in Integrative Counselling at the University of Bristol
  • Foundation in Health Promotion
  • Foundation in Dance Movement Therapy
  • BSc Hons Sociology and Applied Social Studies ( including a CQSW with a focus on community development)

I have practiced meditation since 2007 and regularly attend various retreats in Buddhist and secular traditions, indoors and in nature.

Accredited counsellor of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy since 2011. This informs my commitment to ethical practice and ongoing training and professional development.

Member organisations

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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Other areas of counselling I deal with


Sense of belonging

Meaning and purpose in life.

Photos & videos


£35.00 - £55.00
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

I offer a free 15 min phone call to us to have a conversation about what support you require.  I then offer an initial session (usually via Zoom) for us to look at working together.  As this is an important process and it usually takes an hour.

Weekly Counselling sessions and the initial session cost £45.  Counselling Supervision and Consultative Supervision is £55 for a 60 minute session and £70 for a 90 minute session.  Counselling sessions last 50 minutes at the Centre for Whole Health and 60 minutes in the woodland (this allows time to walk in and out of the woodland).

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I offer counselling outdoors in private woodland in BS8 on Mondays and Tuesdays and Wednesday afternoons indoors at BS3.  Supervision is available in BS8 and online at various times. 

Further information

I have a limited number of discounted rate spaces for those on low incomes, students and counselling students in training.

Abbots Leigh, Bristol, BS8

The Centre For Whole Health, 12 Victoria Place, Bedminster, Bristol, BS3 3BP

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Please ask about accessibility if you would like to access Bristol Counselling Outdoors, as this will relate to your mobility needs and the weather/level of mud. Indoor premises are on a ground floor with a disabled toilet.

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In person

I have been offering counselling supervision since 2003 and really enjoy it. I offer phone, online and counselling supervision in private woodland.

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Shauna Hope
Shauna Hope