Shelley Treacher

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Therapy for anxiety, depression & relationship difficulties.
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Bristol, Somerset, BS4 2DS
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me


Need help with finding your excitement for life again?

I want to help you feel less stressed and rediscover what makes you happy.

I offer remote counselling services both online and by telephone, as well as 1 to 1 psychotherapy sessions in Bristol, BS4. Over 20 years as a qualified Psychotherapist providing counselling to help improve mental health in Bristol (and the UK).

Maybe you lie awake at night worrying, struggle to get up in the morning, or feel something is missing.

We will figure out what's making you unhappy, and rediscover what makes you happy.

  •  Learn how to deal with & reduce levels of anxiety, so that you can feel happier just being yourself
  • Deal with depression to start enjoying life again
  • Improve your relationships so that they enrich your life

Gain insight into your challenges and learn new strategies with an experienced counsellor & psychotherapist.

How I work

A warm welcome to you.

Therapy with me is about being able to talk about things in a way that is difficult to do with a relative or friend.

My therapy sessions are typically 1 hour a week online, by phone, or 1 to 1 – depending on what you are comfortable with.

I also offer Group Programmes.

Your First Steps

Want to see if we're a good fit for working together?
Let's book a complimentary telephone call to talk.

  1. Text or email me first. Tell me a little about what you're dealing with.
  2. I will contact you.
  3. Then we can book a complimentary consultation, set you up with a regular appointment time, or enrol you in a group.

Your First Session

After your complimentary telephone chat and during an initial individual session, you can expect to receive support and to be listened to. I will guide you with questions. As we explore, you will likely gain some understanding of your patterns, and how to start to tackle your concerns. This will point you in the right direction.

In therapy, you’ll gain new insight into your challenges and a new set of tools to support you.

In person or online sessions are available flexibly

Choose in-person sessions, or you can access sessions from the comfort of your own home during a time crunch, or whilst working away

Online sessions are easily accessed via my Zoom link (You don't have to be tech-savvy for this)

Telephone sessions are also available.

In person sessions are in:

  • Private therapy room in Upper Knowle, BS4, South Bristol, near to the A37 Wells Road. This is a ground floor quiet, comfortable space, with plenty of free parking on the street.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training and experience

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

  • 2014 - BACP Accreditation
  • 2003 - MA Counselling Psychology, with an emphasis in Somatic Psychotherapy (Body-Centred)
  • 'Understand your Eating' Therapist Training with Julia Buckroyd  (with an emphasis in binge-eating and overeating)
  • 'Calling in 'The One' Coach Training (with an emphasis in finding healthy relationship)
  • Cruse Bereavement Volunteer Training
  • NICABM Trainings - Neuroscience, Depression, Anxiety, Shame, Attachment & Relationships.
  • Domestic Violence Volunteer Training
  • Drug and Alcohol Abuse Volunteer Training
  • Young Adult Support Training

Media, Referrals & Testimonials

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

Many of my clients, colleagues and friends have recommended my work to people they know.

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 significant experience in working with the following:

  • Standing up for yourself/ Boundaries/saying No/personal goals
  • Dating Confidence, being single, attracting the wrong/ right partners/ toxic attractions
  • Binge-Eating/ comfort eating/ stress eating.
  • Pet loss & bereavement.

Photos & videos


Free initial telephone session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health

Additional information


Complimentary Telephone call up to 15 minutes.
Individual session fee £65 for the hour (usually daytime).

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

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

Further information

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. This is how to access the heart of your limiting beliefs.

From this practice comes the strength of really knowing who you are, what you want, what’s troubling you, what your strengths are and all of the resources you have available to you.

This helps you to move forward in a way that does more than just scratch the surface. This is healing through your body’s core. Made famous by practices like yoga and mindfulness, embodiment goes beyond CBT to the heart of the issue.

My belief is that underneath feeling stuck is a story in the body that wants to unfold.

Blog & Binge-Eating Recovery Starter Kit

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Published articles

Rookery Road, Upper Knowle, Bristol, Somerset, BS4 2DS

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Ground floor. 2 steps down to the property

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