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Anxiety, Low Self-Confidence, Overeating

"Having experienced and overcome chronic worry, loneliness and comfort eating myself, I now empower you through the process. I support people from around the world through feeling low self-esteem, unhappy, ashamed or unloved, with compassion, experience, knowledge, and a touch of humour."

Is being single, feeling low in confidence, or frustration with your comfort eating causing you distress?

Services offered

  • 60 minute 1:1, 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. Please note that I do not offer fortnightly sessions. Daytime sessions only offered. There is also usually a waiting list for individual therapy.
  • 6-week structured programme ‘Stop Comfort Eating’ for frustration with comfort or binge-eating
  • 8-week structured 'Calling in The One' programme. Love, dating or relationship recovery and support programme. This is for people who long for connection.

'Stop Comfort Eating' Programme

  • If you can’t stop eating, and you don’t know why...
  • If you’re tired of beating yourself up for not being able to stop...
  • Don’t feel alone…you don’t have to suffer in secret any more.
  • Talk with people who understand, and make giant steps toward healing
  • Contact me for the latest dates and information.

'Calling in the One' Programme

  • If you feel like you make poor choices in relationships...
  • If you feel like you're on the merry-go-round of endless bad dates.
  • If you worry that you will never find love and connection.
  • Bond with people in the same boat, and turn your love life around.

Go here for the latest workshop dates: www.undergroundconfidence.com

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
  • I2014  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 Podcast: https://undergroundconfidence.buzzsprout.com/

Media, Referrals & Testimonials

Alongside presenting The Underground Confidence Podcast, I speak, write and gives 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 website and Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/bristolpsychotherapy)  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


£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

Listen to my podcast: https://undergroundconfidence.buzzsprout.com/

Subscribe here for 'Love Recovery' support and newsletter:

Subscribe here for tips on how to understand and manage your eating: https://mailchi.mp/7c16f491d38e/thoughtsbeforeabinge

Register your interest about a programme here: http://www.bristolcounselling.co.uk/contactshelleytreacher.html

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Ground floor. 2 steps down to the property


Shelley Treacher

Shelley Treacher