Heather Pender

Heather Pender

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Bristol

Bristol BS5
Sessions from £47.00



Most of my availability is day time sessions on Mondays and Tuesdays with occasional availability on Fridays. 

I do not work after 5pm. 

About me and my therapy practice


My work is integrative - drawing from a variety of therapeutic styles and theory, in particular I work with a blend of Rogers' Person Centred work and a psychodynamic understanding of how our patterns and who we are . I am always interested in our past, and how that influences our present thoughts, feelings and behaviours. I will be curious about what happens in the room between you and I and how it feels to work together. 

My therapy work is influenced by many years of previous and current work in addiction treatment centres, 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, neurological 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 £47. I do occasionally have some low cost places arise 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, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, 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, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Substance Dependency, Trauma, 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

Languages spoken

British Sign Language