I am an Accredited therapist with the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP), Accredited with the Association of Cognitive Analytic Therapists (ACAT) and a Member of the Eye Movement, Desensitisation and Reprocessing Association (EMDR), UK.

I am based in the Chew Valley, Bishop Sutton (BS39) which is South Bristol, close to Wells and Bath.

Surrounding areas include Chew Magna, Stanton Drew, Pensford, Chew Stoke, Winford, Ubley, East and West Harptree, Compton Martin, Chewton Mendip, Paulton, Midsomer Norton, Radstock, Marksbury, Clutton, Timsbury, Temple Cloud, Farrington Gurney, Keynsham, and Whitchurch.

I work with:

Young Adults, and Adults

Couples: Working within the CAT (and other) models, we will create a joint understanding about how the unhelpful patterns between you have been created, and how they continue within your relationship. I can work with you together or separately, with a view to coming together at a later date.

Special interests/expertise/experience: abuse and trauma (adult and childhood), PTSD, relationship issues, anger/rage, anxiety, stress, depression, self esteem and confidence, childhood issues, bereavement and grieving, emotional overwhelm, personality disorders, Narcissistic Abuse, self-harm or suicide ideation, intrusive thoughts, long or short term therapy.

Cognitive Analytic Therapy is a therapy which helps us to understand where unhelpful patterns were created, how they play out in our relationships with the self and with others, and how to move forwards, in a different way. EMDR processes any trauma that continues to be held in the body from the past, which affects our functioning, relationships, and how we feel about ourselves and others in the here and now. CAT and EMDR can be used together or seperately.

My Experience:

I have over 13 years experience working as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist. Please see my ‘Qualifications and Experience’ page for more information.

Exploring and understanding unhelpful patterns in the ways that we relate to ourselves and others, can help in recognising what goes on for you, to enable change to occur. It can be helpful to find out where these patterns have come from, how they continue in the present and for us to explore ways in making changes in the long-term.

If working with the past doesn’t feel right for you, I work in the present, understanding problems and making changes in the here and now. Each therapy is unique for individuals and I tailor my approach to meet your needs.

I have a relaxed, warm, transparent and collaborative approach to therapy. Working from a private, detached and confidential space,  you can explore what is on your mind. Creating a safe and secure, non-judgemental environment, we will go at your pace, to achieve your goals.

Fees and appointments


  • Monday – evening
  • Tuesday – day / evening
  • Wednesday – day / evening
  • Thursday – day / evening
  • Friday – day

I charge £60 per 1 hour session. Concessions may be possible upon request for low income households or students.

I am working in-person, in a Covid safe way or offer Zoom appointments if required.

*Due to a high volume of demand, I am offering appointments on a first come first serve basis*

Contact Information

To arrange an appointment please fill out the form below (no details of why you are making contact necessary), or email me directly: 

lisasanderscounselling@gmail.com and I will respond within 24 hours.

Telephone: 07919335990 where you can leave a message and I will return your call within 24 hours.


What we speak about is confidential. As an accredited professional, I have regular supervision, which is part of ensuring my continued professional development (CPD) and good practice, as well as being a requirement for my accrediting and membership bodies.

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