About me


Kelly Paterson; qualified counsellor in Bristol
I am a BACP registered therapeutic counsellor in Bristol. I am committed to creating a safe space for you to explore, wherever you are on your journey. Alongside fundamental qualities of empathy, acceptance and authenticity, I’ll bring humour and challenge to our interactions. 

How I work

I am a qualified counsellor, trained in humanistic and integrative counselling, which means that I draw on a range of therapeutic ideas to inform my work, tailored to each client’s needs.

Above all, I understand that the relationship between therapist and client is central to the process of change. I offer a warm, open and honest connection, and invite the whole of you to take part in this process, at a pace that suits you.

The relationship we develop will enable me to support you to explore and understand difficult issues, increase self awareness and self compassion, ultimately leading to improved well being.

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Experience

I have experience working with a range of issues, such as anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationship and family issues. I particularly enjoy helping clients to work towards a more positive sense of self, increasing self-compassion and forging new, more positive relationships with those around them.

More specific experience includes working with people with drug and alcohol issues, having worked at the Swan Project for two years.

Additionally, I have worked with young people in a University counselling service, so understand the challenges and opportunities of this unique and exciting life stage. And my background in the creative industries gives me an understanding of the creative process.


Training & Qualifications

I am a registered member (MBACP) of BACP, the leading body for counselling and psychotherapy in the UK. I hold a Diploma in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling from the Bath Centre of Psychotherapy and Counselling, which is also accredited by BACP.

Find me on BCPC’s website here, or click on the logo below to view my qualified counsellor registration status.

Registered member of BACP