How I Can Help

Can’t switch off your brain?


I offer remote sessions both online and by telephone, as well as in-person in Bristol, BS4.

Body-centred psychotherapy, specialising in helping with:


Low self-confidence,




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1:1 Therapy

“Find someone to talk to; keeping it all inside won’t help”

  • 50-60 minute 1:1 weekly counselling psychotherapy
  • online, in person, or by telephone.

Therapy with me is about getting to the heart of things in a way that is hard to do with a relative or friend. It helps you to understand yourself, allows you to express your true feelings, and supports you in overcoming challenges.

Professional Accreditation

Shelley Treacher is BACP accredited, with a Master’s Degree in Somatic Body-Centred Counselling Psychology from CIIS. She is the creator of The Comfort Eating Recovery App & Programme, and produces the ‘Underground Confidence Recovery Podcast’, as well as appearing in the media.

Shelley has also undertaken training with Cruse Bereavement, Julia Buckroyd ‘Understanding your Eating’, Katherine Woodward Thomas ‘Calling in ‘The One’, and Hakomi Body Centred Psychotherapy.

All ethnicities, genders, sexual (or non-sexual) orientations, and bodies are welcome here.


First Steps

1. Text or email me first. Tell me a little about what you’re dealing with.

2. I will let you know if I have experience of working with your concern

3. Then we can book an introductory session, set you up with a regular appointment, or enrol you in a group programme.


I’ll look forward to helping you work out what’s best.

Send me a message here

Or book your introductory if you’re ready

Group Programmes – Comfort Eating Recovery

Are You An Emotional Eater?

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If you suspect your eating might be caused by emotion,

Click here to find out

6 Month Recovery Programme

comfort eating recovery

If you know your eating is triggered by emotion,

Click here for more information about recovery

Chogyam Trungpa, Becoming A Full Human Being.

The basic work of health professionals, and of psychotherapists in particular, is to become full human beings and to inspire full human- beingness in other people who feel starved about their lives.

Chogyam Trungpa, Becoming A Full Human Being.

Establishing trust

My first concern is to establish trust. Consequently, we work to understand what's happening for you. We then work on how to change it, and build your resources.

I have experience in working with the following:

      • Self-confidence, feeling insecure, loneliness, neediness, abandonment or codependency
      • Boundaries/saying No/personal goals
      • Relationship issues, sexuality and intimacy
      • Dating confidence, being single, attracting the wrong/ right partners, toxic relationship
      • Menopause
      • Bereavement
      • Stress, Anxiety, fear, panic attacks
      • Depression, dissociation, mood swings
      • Comfort eating, binge-eating, disordered eating, over-eating,
      • Repetitive behaviours, or life patterns that you are not happy with
      • Developmental Trauma
      • Being comfortable in your own skin


I found Shelley via her podcast on emotional eating, I listened to a couple of episodes and found her analysis and advice helpful and something I could relate to – so I looked her up and found that she did 121 sessions online. I was embarrassed to talk to anyone about how big this issue was in my life, but Shelley was so non-judgemental and kind, the sessions were always productive and genuinely useful. Shelley really understood how all-consuming this issue was for me and I’m so grateful for her advice and wisdom – I just wish I’d met her years ago! I’d recommend her to anyone who has a long-standing issue with emotional eating.


My therapy with Shelley showed me the journey of self-love and authenticity when I came to her with confidence issues. Her advice gave me permission to finally choose myself. Over the last year, I started speaking up for my quiet inner child and saying NO! After all these years, I haven’t looked back since. I am so grateful to have worked with such an inspiring woman and would recommend her services. A therapist with such a vast knowledge of her study, but also warm and kind. If you haven’t already, you should check out her Underground Confidence podcast, it’s a brilliant resource. Thank you, Shelley, for your valuable and free podcast!


I would unhesitatingly recommend Shelley’s course on love which helped me better understand and attend to myself, help me see how I show up in relationships and embrace intimacy and vulnerability in the company of other like-minded souls


Shelley is a wonderful, heartfelt, supportive guide in this process of inner exploration. She created and held a truly safe, warm space and I have benefitted enormously from this. Thank you so much!


I wanted to thank you personally for changing my life. You have been such a blessing and I feel so grateful to have participated in this course. Your kindness, encouragement, positivity and support have really helped me become the person I am today, and I cannot thank you enough.


This course has enabled me to take control of my eating and treat myself with care. I am enjoying the success of learning how not to overeat, and the freedom this is bringing me. Shelley led the group with understanding, humour and compassion, and is a lovely, warm person, who I felt I could trust.



The Understanding your Eating Programme has helped my confidence, made me feel more powerful. I enjoyed the community spirit of the group and the strength I felt in working with strong women. I really enjoyed the final session about celebrating the positives in life, that is something which resonated for me.

Janet UYE Module 2


Attending Shelley’s ‘Understanding your Eating’ course was the most incredible and empowering experience that I have ever had. She really has taught me to understand my eating and I feel so free and alive!



I genuinely can’t believe how powerful the UyE Programme has been.  I had a light bulb moment during every session.  This is the first 6 weeks in my life that I haven’t binged!



Shelley brought together a group of strangers who became genuinely close companions during our sessions. I was reminded of how powerful women can be when they work together – sisters can conquer anything!

Janet UYE 5 week intro programme


Shelley gave me the support I’d needed for a very, very long time. I also got a deeper insight into how I deal with things and how to do things differently. I learnt to appreciate my strengths and what I already do well…I learnt how to look after myself better…It helped me adapt to a very limited life (due to disability).



The time I had in counselling with Shelley was useful in exploring problems and starting to develop coping strategies.



With Shelley I had an open comfortable environment in which I could explore the events and habits of old. This enabled me to challenge myself and my behaviours. It helped to support my state of mind through a very difficult time in my life.



I’m amazed at how I can be in such a different place now to where I was just a few weeks ago before working with Shelley


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