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Anxiety & Loneliness

Is worry keeping you awake?

Are you feeling hopeless, lonely, perhaps even that life is meaningless?

Worrying about what to do, relationships and what’s going to happen, can leave you anxious, frozen, or depressed. Online or telephone help is available.

Services offered

  • 60 minute 1:1, one off or weekly counselling psychotherapy sessions to talk through anxiety, fears, grief, loneliness, binge eating. A series of sessions will help you to manage the situation more fully and deeply.
  • 5 week structured programme ‘Understanding your Eating’ for frustration with comfort or binge eating
  • 7 week structured programme love, dating or relationship recovery and support programme. This is particularly empowering for single people living in isolation
  • Ongoing support thereafter

Ask me for more information on how I can help you. Let's get you to a place of ease, where you can manage this situation with confidence.

Counselling Psychotherapy can help you to:

  • Rest, recover and feel calmer.
  • Develop stability in your relationships & at work.
  • Explore strategies for managing anxiety, compulsive eating, relationship, or chronic loneliness.
  • Gain self respect, strength, confidence and clarity.

Sessions taking place now online and by telephone

General Overview

I specialise in working with anxiety, self confidence, loneliness, abandonment, feeling 'needy', codependency, relationship concerns, and binge, comfort or food addiction. I offer individual psychotherapy and groupwork.

Individual Adult Psychotherapy. Main counselling and psychotherapy issues worked with

The areas that I work with on a daily basis are:
anxiety, feeling low, depression, grief, family issues, relationship (or lack of), abandonment, feeling lonely or 'needy', divorce/separation, toxic dating or relationship dynamics, self confidence, and comfort eating or binge eating disorder.

My website gives you more in depth information about how therapy might look.

You are in control of whether you are here short term for a small amount of support, or longer term for a more in depth and lasting understanding of yourself.


Understand Overeating or Binge Eating

Are you thinking ” I don’t care!” , just before a binge?

Do you feel disappointment, shame, self disgust, or avoid people because of your eating and weight?

But you’ve tried dieting and it hasn’t worked?

Dieting alone is not effective for the emotional overeater.

The 'Understanding your eating' programme will help you:

  • Explore and understand your eating, with support
  • Learn strategies to manage your eating, and other ways to cope with how you feel
  • Gain self compassion, respect and ways to treat yourself better.
  • 1:1 sessions, or small, intimate, supportive group, to really talk about this, with people who get it.
  • Short or long term support, in person or online

Are you a comfort eater?

Watch my video below and take my quiz:


More on understanding your comfort or binge eating below.

Relationship, Dating or Love Recovery

This is particularly empowering for single people living in isolation

If you’ve been experiencing any of the following:

  • A hole or knot in your stomach, or depression, through isolation
  • Feeling the sting of being single, especially in lockdown
  • Feeling destined to be alone forever
  • Shame or thinking you're 'weak' for feeling ‘needy,‘
  • Feeling drained from supporting everyone else

This 7 week programme is an extremely effective way of taking you from hopelessness and despair to:

  • Drastically reduce feeling lonely and hopeless
  • Understanding blocks you may have to being loved.
  • Stopping toxic relationship patterns, attractions and obsessions
  • Creating more supportive friendships and relationships
  • Feeling more 'yourself', fulfilled and confident

    This programme will help you to turn your loneliness around

Initial contact welcome by text, email or telephone. 

Training, qualifications & experience

Main training and experience

I have been training and working in counselling and psychotherapy with individuals and groups, since 1996. I have worked in private practice in Bristol since 2003.  I graduated from my MA in Counselling Psychology in 2003. I gained my professional accreditation with the BACP in July 2014.

Referrals & Testimonials

Many of my clients, colleagues and friends have recommended my work to people they know.
Please see my website and Facebook page for testimonials.


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

As well as the above I have in depth experience in working with the following:

  • Mood swings
  • Boundaries/saying No/personal goals
  • Dating Confidence, being single, attracting the wrong/ right partners
  • Feeling stuck or unfocussed
  • Fulfilling potential and personal vitality
  • Comfort eating, stress eating, food addiction
  • Understanding and integrating intense alternative health treatment responses (acupuncture, homeopathy, craniosacral, shamanic practice, etc..)
  • Physical tension, illness, disease and pain
  • ME and CFS

Therapies offered

  • Group therapy
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies


£62.00 per session

Additional information

Introductory session (required for all) and individual session fee £62 for the hour daytime. Evening £67. No regular evening sessions available, only intro sessions if necessary.

Understanding Your Eating Introductory Course 5 weeks.  £210/ early bird £190.



Day time appointments available online or by telephone.

No in person appointments available.

Now enrolling for Online 'Understanding Your Eating' group programme.

Further information

Sign up here for 'Love Recovery' support and newsletter, about loneliness and relationship:

Subscribe here for tips on how to understand and manage your eating: https://mailchi.mp/d90e46ba7ffc/managebingeeating


Are you a comfort eater?

The Understanding your Eating programme is designed for people who are aware that their overeating is driven by emotions rather than by hunger.

This programme is not a diet programme. I will not be weighing you or telling you what to eat, or how much, or when. I think you probably know all that information already. Instead the program helps you to explore how you eat to deal with your feelings.

Dieting alone is not effective for the comfort eater.

How to get started
Contact me via the contact form here. I will then send you more information, to give you an idea of how I can help.

Ready to talk
Book a short telephone call with me if you want to connect with me first, or have questions

Ready to start
Book an assessment session. Everyone starts with an initial individual assessment session with me. Here, you can expect to receive support and be encourged to explore. You will gain some enlightenment and understanding of your eating, and how to start to tackle it. This will start to point you in the right direction.

You can work with me individually, or in a group, in person, or online.                     

There is much to suggest that group work, bonding with your peers, and receiving that extra support, is the most effective way forward.

Individual 1:1
Introductory Assessment.

Online with or without camera, or by telephone.

If you choose to work individually with me, our sessions will be more tailored to your individual needs. Some people like to work with more structure, some people need more time to talk and explore. Both are possible here.

Online Group

5 weeks, 90 minutes each week

Online via Zoom

Contact me for more inforation

Shelley Treacher on 07702 188676 or at shelley_treacher@hotmail.com

Register your interest here:



Body Centred Psychotherapy

Body centred psychotherapy relieves distress or tension, and gets to the heart of an issue very quickly.
   Having studied therapies since 1996. the most effective way I have found for relieving tension and emotional distress is body centred psychotherapy.
   This is therapy that includes the body, as well as that which other counselling approaches focus on (the patterns of the mind, emotions and behaviour), and works to relieve emotional distress through the body's experience.

How body centred psychotherapy works

Anxiety, stress, anger, sadness, fear, illness, physical pain, immobilisation, dissociation, panic attacks, inability to focus, etc.  all begin in the body. These can be overwhelming experiences and start to affect areas of a person's life, if not attended to.
Body centred psychotherapy helps you to be able to be able to handle and manage this process.  The result is much more stability, confidence and happiness.

More information on body centred psychotherapy

Please see my website for more in depth descriptions of how this therapeutic approach may help you.


Other Information

Frequency and duration of sessions

Counselling and psychotherapy sessions are usually weekly and last for an hour. It is possible to have sessions more often, or for longer than an hour.
After the initial session clients usually commit to a few sessions (4-6) at a regular time and then we review your situation.  Both short term and long term therapy is available here.
This is how therapy works best, but during Covid 19, sessions may be briefer or less regular, particularly if you are a front line worker.

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Shelley Treacher Anxiety, Binge Eating & Loneliness

Shelley Treacher Anxiety, Binge Eating & Loneliness