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 Bristol, 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

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

Cognitive Analytic Therapy is a therapy which helps us to understand where unhelpful patterns and behaviours were created, how they play out in our relationships with the self and others in the here and now, and how to move forwards, in a different way. Please see more information on the ACAT website.

EMDR processes any experience, event or trauma that continues to feel distressing. These experiences may affect our functioning, relationships, and how we feel about ourselves and others in the here and now. Examples include being bullied at school, feeling unheard or unimportant as a child, having an accident, phobias etc. The event doesn’t have to be ‘big’, it can be anything that continues to cause you distress when you think about it (or avoid thinking about it).

You can look on the EMDR Association page for more information and please take a look at this video for more information about EMDR: https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#label/work+sheets+%2F+client+information+%2F+self+help/WhctKJWQlqhMrcZnFJLwcHQjkXvWMPNbxntHpnJJQxjmjnfrTCzZbxdlRrHVqSjpjbWkWGB?projector=1

CAT and EMDR can be used together or separately.

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 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 to explore ways in making changes in the long-term.

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 – day
  • Tuesday – day
  • Wednesday – day
  • Thursday – day
  • Friday – day

I charge £65 per 1 hour session.

I am working in-person, in a Covid safe way or via Zoom.

*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. Please let me know your availability or preferred appointment days/times in order for me to respond promptly: 

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

*email address is a required field for me to be able to respond.


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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