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Bryony Cranstoun

Frome, Somerset, BA11
07851 964790 07851 964790 Registered / Accredited

About me

I have a private practice in Frome, Somerset where I offer individual counselling to adults and young people.

For many people, seeking help when you are struggling can seem something of an ordeal, particularly when it is hard to make sense of what you are struggling with. For some it may be due to a specific issue such as illness, bereavement or relationship breakdown. But for others it may be more difficult to define; it may be a general sense of unhappiness or dissatisfaction, or simply feeling that life has become hard to navigate.

My role is to provide a safe and secure space to help you explore these difficulties. Understanding your thoughts and feelings and their underlying causes can provide a sense of relief, enable change and give you a greater sense of control over your life.

Our first meeting will be an opportunity to tell me about yourself, discuss what has brought you to seek help and to explore whether what I offer feels right for you. We will also think about whether short-term, focussed work or longer term, open-ended counselling is more appropriate.

Generally, we will meet once a week at a time that suits you. Each session will last 50 minutes and I work on weekdays and some evenings.

Working with Adolescents and Young Adults

Depending upon their referral route, I will meet with the parents (or referrer) and/or young person for an initial consultation, where we can discuss what has brought them to seek help and explore the most appropriate way forward. As with my adult work, I will generally meet with a young person once a week. However, in some circumstances my work with young people can afford more flexibility.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training and qualifications

  • Foundation degree Addictions Counselling - University of Bath
  • WPF Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling - Wessex Counselling and Psychotherapy    
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling with Children and Young People - The Bridge Foundation/Wessex Counselling and Psychotherapy


  • Private Practice - adults and young people - BPC register and Counselling Directory. Private referrals.
  • School Counsellor - Bruton School for Girls, Somerset
  • Adult Sessional Counsellor - Wessex Counselling and Psychotherapy (WCPS)
  • Young Person's Counsellor - Youth Space (WCPS)
  • Safeguarding Staff Supervision/Consultation - Schools in Bristol and Bradford-on-Avon
  • Counsellor - HM Prison Service, HMP Erlestoke
  • Counsellor - Residential Drug and Alcohol Treatment Centre, Action on Addiction, Wiltshire


  • I am a member of Wessex Counselling and Psychotherapy Service (WCPS)
  • I am registered with the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


British Psychoanalytic Council

The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) is a professional association, representing the profession of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

The organisation is itself made up of fourteen member organisations and BPC accredits the trainings of its member organisations. An individual who qualifies from one of these trainings is then eligible for entry into the BPC's register.

BPC registrants are governed by a code of ethics, a policy of continuing professional development, a statement on confidentiality and a complaints procedure. The BPC is a Member Society of the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Sector (EFPP). Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Psychoanalytic Council

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Psychodynamic therapy

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Weekly sessions - 50 minutes - £45

In certain circumstances fees can be negotiated

18 Bridge Street

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access


Weekdays and evenings

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Bryony Cranstoun

Bryony Cranstoun