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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 below.

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 greater content and  fulfillment in their lives.

My counselling approach is underpinned by person-centred values of empathy, acceptance and authenticity. I use mindfulness, and enjoy working creatively. My counselling work outdoors has been influenced by Martin Jordan and Nick Totton. 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.

I also have lots of experience working with:

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

I have over 17 years experience of offering counselling, supervision and  counselling training in many different settings, including health centres, mental health charities, local authority employee assistance and student counselling services.

You may feel you need a one off session or a series of counselling sessions. You may feel you need 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.

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

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.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with


Sense of belonging

Meaning and purpose in life.

Therapies offered

  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

Photos & videos


I offer a free 15 min phone call to us to discuss what support you require and an initial appointment  (via Zoom or phone) for us both to decide whether to work together, this costs £35.

Weekly Counselling sessions cost £45.  Counselling sessions which are Single sessions or One at a Time Sessions,  are £55. Counselling and Consultative Supervision is £50 a session.   All paid sessions last an hour.

Further information

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

Abbots Leigh


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

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.


I currently have space for counselling and supervision in the woodland (warm fire provided in winter months) on Thursdays and Fridays. Occasional sessions via phone or zoom also available.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


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

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Shauna Hope (Bristol Counselling Outdoors) BACP Accredited

Shauna Hope (Bristol Counselling Outdoors) BACP Accredited