Zoe Bartlett

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Adv. Dip, MBACP
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Bristol BS2 & BS7
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About me

I know that seeking counselling can feel daunting, but I’d like to walk alongside you and offer you an empathic, non-judgmental and safe space to explore what is going on for you and where understanding and change can take place. My focus is on empowering and enabling you to see that you have the knowledge and potential within you for change, my role is to help you recognise and implement this in your life. 

When we experience life difficulties and challenges such as relationship problems, addiction, stress, depression and anxiety, or trauma we can sometimes lose our connection to ourselves and those around us, impacting our relationships and often function in survival mode getting stuck in fight, flight and freeze responses. 

Working together I will encourage you to explore your thoughts, feelings, behaviours and sensations. I will closely listen, respond and sometimes gently challenge you, with compassion and focus, with the aim of building a supportive and trusting relationship where you feel safe to explore and make change.

I have extensive experience of working with clients in active addiction, early recovery, recovery maintenance and those questioning or concerned about their substance use.

Problematic substance use or addiction is often a coping strategy developed when life experience and trauma is unbearable or unmanageable. I work in a trauma-informed way, to gently explore and understand what has led a client to substance use or repeated addictive behaviours such as gambling or gaming. I do this with the aim of developing awareness and self-compassion for change.

I am an Integrative Counsellor which means that I combine different therapeutic techniques with a belief that there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to counselling. There is not one answer or one way that works for everyone, but counselling should be an exploration of ideas and an ongoing conversation between us.

In our work together, I will bring empathy and compassion with focus on our connection, allowing you to experience a safe, secure, holding relationship where you are able to explore your feelings and experiences without fear of judgement. I work in a relational, attachment informed way, incorporating humanistic ideas and existentialism in my counselling philosophy. 

Alongside exploring thoughts and feelings, I pay close attention to what could be happening on a non-verbal level- through physical sensations, body language, tone and facial expression and seek to support your understanding of your mind and body connection. I draw on Polyvagal and trauma informed approaches in our work. 

I offer short or longer term work dependent on your requirements. We will regularly review our work together to ensure your therapeutic goals and expectations are being met.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have experience of working with clients in the following areas: 

  • Addiction
  • Exploring Problematic Substance Use
  • Maintaining Recovery
  • Solo Parents By Choice
  • Single and solo parenting
  • Alternative family structures
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • ADHD and Neurodiversity
  • Bereavement and Loss
  • Perimenopause and Menopause
  • Fertility
  • Pregnancy and Maternity
  • Self Harm
  • Life transititons
  • Health anxiety
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Birth trauma
  • Coping through medical investigations and diagnosis
  • Loneliness and isolation

I spent two years as a counsellor with the Swan Project in Bristol and in addition to this, I hold the following qualifications:

  • Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling (Iron Mill College)
  • Certificate in Counselling (Bristol UWE)
  • Children and Young People’s Mental Health- Level 2 (Bath College)
  • Bristol Mind- Mindline Listener and Peer Support Training

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

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Therapies offered


£60.00 per session

Additional information

My fee is £60 for 50 minutes.

Please get in touch if you would like an initial, free, no obligation, 15 minute video or phone call so that you can ask any questions you may have, and to get an understanding of how we might work together. 

I offer some concessionary spaces. Please get in touch for more info. 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Vessel Spaces, 48-50 Gloucester Lane, Bristol, City of Bristol, BS2 0DP

Healing Rooms, Bristol Buddhist Centre Triratna, 162 Gloucester Road, Bishopston, Bristol, City of Bristol, BS7 8NT

Type of session

In person

Types of client

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