How I Can Help

Having overcome chronic worry, loneliness and comfort eating myself, I now empower you to heal through your body’s core. I support people from around the world through recovery from low self-worth, anxiety, comfort eating, or loneliness.

Shelley Treacher Underground Confidence is BACP accredited, with a Master’s Degree in Body-Centred Counselling Psychology from CIIS. She is the creator of The ‘Comfort Eating Recovery’ programme and a certified coach in the Calling in ‘The One’ process.

Shelley produces the ‘Underground Confidence Podcast’ and has been interviewed for ITV SW News. Her contributions have been featured in The Independent, UK Metro Podcast ‘Mentally Yours,’ Happiful, Mindsum, Huffington Post,  to name a few.


Underground Confidence Podcast

with Shelley Treacher

ITV SW News, Mentally Yours Podcast, The Independent, Happiful, Mindsum,

& More…

1:1 Therapy

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

When looking for a therapist, we have often already reached a point of unbearable discomfort and feel we have nowhere else to turn. Often people come to therapy having tried all other avenues, or having considered it for years.

We usually want help coping with anxiety, frustration, feeling low, grief, aloneness, shame or hopelessness. We want to improve our relationships and our working lives, and to stop repeating toxic behaviour patterns.

Counselling and Psychotherapy are about understanding these feelings and patterns, and how to change them.

It can be incredibly powerful just to express how you really feel, with someone other than your friends and family. A therapist will understand, won’t judge you, and has no agenda other than to help you towards compassion for yourself and finding resources.

One of the ways I offer help is through embodiment.

What this means is that I direct your attention to inner experiences via your sensations and feelings in your body. From this comes the strength of really knowing who you are, what you want, what’s troubling you, and what your strengths are. It’s OK if this is not easy for you. I’m here to help you learn.

This is healing from your body’s core.

Group Programmes

Comfort Eating Recovery

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If you can’t stop eating, and you don’t know why…

If you’re tired of beating yourself up for not being able to stop…

Don’t feel alone…you don’t have to suffer in secret any more.

Talk with people who understand, and heal.

Read more about Comfort Eating Recovery

Calling In ‘The One’

calling in the one

If you feel like you make poor choices in relationships…

And you’re on the merry-go-round of endless bad dates…

Stop worrying that you will never find love and connection…

Bond with people in the same boat, and rewrite your future.

Read more about Calling in ‘the One’

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:

      • Anxiety & fear, panic attacks
      • Stress, Depression and mood swings
      • Self confidence, feeling insecure, neediness or codependency
      • Boundaries/saying No/personal goals
      • Relationship issues, sexuality and intimacy
      • Affairs and betrayal
      • Divorce, separation
      • Dating Confidence, being single, attracting the wrong/ right partners
      • Family issues
      • Pregnancy, post natal depression and motherhood/fatherhood
      • Adoption
      • Abortion
      • Loss and grief
      • Conflict and Anger Management
      • Comfort eating, binge eating, disordered eating, over eating,
      • Self-harm
      • Repetitive behaviour and life patterns that you are not happy with
      • Culture and race issues
      • Creativity and inspiration issues
      • The lack of the above/ feeling stuck or unfocussed
      • Self expression
      • Fulfilling potential and personal vitality
      • Understanding and integrating difficult alternative health treatment responses. Such as, accupuncture, homeopathy, cranio sacral, shamanic practice, etc.
      • Physical tension, illness, disease and pain
      • ME


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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