LOTTIE STOREY

COUNSELLING & PSYCHOTHERAPY

Hello, I’m Lottie, a Bristol-based therapist offering counselling and psychotherapy


If you find yourself at a tricky time in your life and are looking for some support, I can help.


I offer both short and long term therapy, either online or face-to-face at a discreet practice in central Bristol.


WHAT IS THERAPY?

Therapy offers you space to explore your thoughts and emotions. Through this process, you can gain a deeper understanding of yourself and find effective ways to tackle the challenges you encounter.


People are drawn to counselling and psychotherapy for various reasons. Perhaps you are facing difficulties in your relationships or grappling with intense emotions. It could be that you're finding it hard to cope with a recent event in your life, or you're feeling distressed without a clear understanding of why.


Therapy can help you to make sense of these experiences. Working alongside a skilled therapist can support you to find a way forward.

HOW I WORK WITH CLIENTS

Every client is unique, bringing with them a lifetime of experiences, beliefs and behaviours. Because of this, I take an integrative approach to therapy. This means that I combine different types of therapy according to what each client wants from their sessions. My core counselling and psychotherapy training is in person-centred, psychodynamic and Gestalt therapies, so you can expect our work together to draw on these approaches.


I am led by my clients, believing that you hold the keys to how change might best unfold for you.

My values include compassion, kindness, curiosity, honesty, respect and equality.


I am experienced in working with clients on a variety of issues, including:

ABUSE / ADHD / ANXIETY / AUTISM / BODY IMAGE ISSUES / DEPRESSION / EATING DISORDERS / EMOTIONAL LITERACY / FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS / IDENTITY / LOSS / MENOPAUSE / PANIC ATTACKS / PARENTING / PERINATAL MENTAL ILLNESS / SELF ESTEEM AND SELF WORTH / SELF HARM / SEXUALITY / STRESS / TRAUMA / WORK ISSUES

MY EXPERIENCE

As a counsellor, I’ve held positions at:


Basecamp

Community co-operative counselling in Chepstow


Mothers for Mothers

Perinatal mental health therapy service


SWEDA

Specialist eating disorders and body image counselling


I also spent a year volunteering for OTR, a mental health charity for young people aged 11-25.




MY APPROACH

I am aligned to a social justice model and aim to work inclusively. My practice is rooted in Health at Every Size®, fat-positive, sex-positive, LGBTQ+ affirming, harm reduction, trauma-informed and anti-oppressive frameworks.


I undertake regular professional development and supervision to ensure that I am equipped to support my clients in the most ethical and meaningful way.



QUALIFICATIONS

Master of Arts: Counselling & Psychotherapy (Distinction)

UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST OF ENGLAND | BRISTOL


Level 4 Certificate: Counselling Skills

UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST OF ENGLAND | BRISTOL


Intuitive Eating Counsellor Certification

EVELYN TRIBOLE AND ELISE RESCH | USA


AQA: Adolescent Mental Health

OFF THE RECORD | BRISTOL


Bachelor of Science (Honours): Psychology

NOTTINGHAM TRENT UNIVERSITY | NOTTINGHAM

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, abiding by their code of ethics and conduct, and I hold full professional liability insurance.


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

Registered member no.400125, MBACP

British Psychological Society (BPS)

Graduate member no.684960, GMBPsS

SESSION INFORMATION

Sessions last 50 minutes and cost £60 per session.

(A limited number of concessionary rate sessions are available - please contact me for more information.)


Fees are payable by cash or bank transfer.

Please note that the full fee is payable if a session is missed without 48 hours notice.


CONTACT ME

I’m happy to schedule a free call to explore what you need and to ensure we’re a good fit.


If you would like to arrange a call or book an initial session or if you have any questions about how we might work together, please email me at lottiestorey@icloud.com.


I aim to respond to messages within 24 hours.