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Underground Confidence - Core Self-Worth Recovery
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Bristol, Somerset, BS4
Limited availability

Limited availability

This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me


Anxiety, Low Self-Confidence, Recovery

Therapy is about finding a safe enough space for you to really be yourself in.

In body psychotherapy, we also explore ways to heal difficult experiences through your body’s core.

I am a specialist in body psychotherapy, and in recovery from harmful behaviours and difficult behaviour patterns like comfort eating, toxic relationship, persistent anxiety and low self-worth.

I support people through finding space for themselves with compassion, experience, knowledge, and a touch of humour.

Initial contact welcome by text, email or telephone. The first thing to do is to tell me a little bit about what you're dealing with. Then we can book an introductory session, set you up with a regular appointment time or enrol you in a group. I'll look forward to connecting with you personally.

Services offered

  • 50-60 minute 1:1 weekly counselling psychotherapy. Daytime sessions only offered.

1:1 Individual Therapy Sessions

When we seek a therapist, all we often know is that we have reached a point of unbearable discomfort and nowhere else to turn. Often people come to therapy having tried everything else, or having thought about coming for a long time.

We want help reducing the anxiety, irritation, depression, grief, loneliness, shame, despair or hopelessness. We want our relationships or work to improve, and to stop repeating harmful behaviour patterns.

Counselling and Psychotherapy are about understanding these feelings and patterns, and how to change them.

It can be incredibly powerful just to express how you really feel, with someone other than friends or family. A therapist will understand, won’t judge you, and has no agenda other than to help you towards compassion for yourself and empowerment.

Body/ Somatic Psychotherapy

One of the ways I offer help is through embodiment.

What this means is that I direct your attention to inner experiences via your sensations and feelings in your body. From this comes the strength of really knowing who you are, what you want, what’s troubling you, and what your strengths are.

This is healing from your body’s core.

Group Programmes

I also offer group programmes for comfort eating recovery. Message me for more.

Training, qualifications & experience

Main training and experience

I have been training and working in counselling and psychotherapy with individuals and groups, since 1996.

  • 2003+  Private practice in Bristol
  • 2003 MA in Counselling Psychology, with an emphasis in Somatic Psychotherapy
  • 2014 BACP Accreditation
  • I often undertake new training to keep me up to date on the latest developments in the field. You can hear about this in my podcast: Underground Confidence Recovery Podcast

Media, Referrals & Testimonials

Alongside presenting The Underground Confidence Podcast, I speak, write and give expert opinion in the media. I specialise in content around overcoming comfort eating, managing stress, finding engaged love, and building self-confidence

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

For my podcast, media links & 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)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

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

  • Boundaries/saying No/personal goals
  • Dating Confidence, being single, attracting the wrong/ right partners
  • Comfort eating, stress eating, food addiction

Photos & videos


£65.00 per session

Additional information

Individual session fee £65 for the hour daytime.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Day time appointments available in person in BS4 Bristol, online or by telephone.

Now enrolling for 'Comfort Eating Recovery' group programme.

Further information

Comfort Eating Recovery Starter Kit

Subscribe below for 'Comfort Eating Recovery Starter Kit'.

Published articles

Bristol, Somerset, BS4

Type of session

In person

Types of client


Key details

Ground floor. 2 steps down to the property

Online platforms



Shelley Treacher

Shelley Treacher