Heather Pender

Heather Pender

Registered Member MBACP

Languages spoken: British Sign Language

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Therapist - Bristol

Bristol BS5
Sessions from £45.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates


Most of my availability is day time, week days, with some sessions on Wednesday evenings. 

About me and my therapy practice

My work is integrative - drawing from a variety of therapeutic styles and theory and is influenced by many years of previous work in addiction rehabs, youth work and having a background of teaching yoga and meditation.  I work in an embodied way which means we may pay some attention to our bodies and our breath at times as we talk about different feelings and experiences in your life. 

Having witnessed countless people in transformation I am passionate about our ability to change. I am diversity affirmative and experienced in working with a variety of ages, races, sexualities, genders and gender expressions as well as physical, mental and emotional diversity. Sessions can be face to face, or on line via Zoom.

Practice description

I have a home practice in Easton, Bristol. 

My first session

You might feel a little nervous about coming to the first session and want to ask me many questions about what therapy could be for you. Or, you may very much want to dive in and explore what is going on for you right now - everyone is different. Either way, there is no formal assessment, therapy begins in the first session. You may tell me a little about why you have decided to come for counselling, and why now at this time. We will both be learning about how it feels to be together and if we would like to begin on going work together. If we continue working together, we review how we are doing at 6 weeks intervals to ensure you are getting what you need from therapy. 

All sessions, including the first, are 50 minutes and are £45 or £40 low waged. I do have some low cost places though they are currently all full at present. You are very welcome to call me, or request a call from me for a brief chat before deciding to meet for a first session. 

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum / Aspergers syndrome, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, OCD, Personal development, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, Brief therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational, Transpersonal

Clients I work with

Adults, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited