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Psychodynamic Psychotherapist / Counsellor

About me

I am a psychodynamic psychotherapist with nearly 20 years' experience and I have a private practice in Frome, Somerset.

I offer in-person, online and telephone sessions and a confidential space for adults to reflect upon and explore the life / relationship difficulties they are experiencing and feel supported while gaining deeper understanding, relief and the possibility for change.

I am BACP accredited and BPC registered.  After an initial consultation, sessions are 50-minutes long, usually weekly, same day, same time.  Therapy can be short-term and focused or longer term and open-ended, depending on your need. I have experience of working with many issues.


Counselling for:

Anxiety & stress
Bereavement                                                                                                       Cancer & other life threatening illness                                                                                          
Childhood issues
Depression
Family issues
Life changes                                                                                                              
Loss                                                                                                                         Panic attacks
Relationship issues
Self-harm
Separation
Sexual, physical, emotional abuse
Trauma                                                                                                                   Other emotional, personal or work-related issues

Training, qualifications & experience

BACP Accredited and BPC Registered

WPF Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling

Post-Graduate Diploma in Counselling in Schools

WPF Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling        

Tavistock Relationships Certificate and Advanced Certificate in the Study of Couple Relationship

Tavistock Relationships Certificate in Psychosexual Studies            

BPF London CPD workshops year on Developing Supervision Skills


Experience:

I have been a psychotherapist in private practice for nearly 20 years and also see EAP clients. I am a trainer and supervisor with a local counselling and psychotherapy agency.  I have experience of working with many issues and with clients whose lives are affected in some way by cancer or other life threatening illness.    

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.

BPC

British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC)

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.

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

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.

British Psychoanalytic Council
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Fee is negotiable.  Contact me for further details.

When I work

Currently offering in-person, online and telephone sessions.

Further information

I have a private practice in Frome, Somerset and I offer in-person, online or telephone sessions.

Contact me for details.

Frome, Somerset, BA11

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

Psychodynamic supervision

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