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About me

I'm a psychodynamic psychotherapist with15+ years' experience and have a private practice in Frome, Somerset.

At this difficult time of Covid-19, when there is much uncertainty and anxiety, I am offering online or telephone sessions.

I can provide a safe, confidential space, whether ON LINE, TELEPHONE (or FACE to FACE), for INDIVIDUALS and COUPLES to think about the issue(s) that are making life and / or relationships feel difficult, to work to gain deeper understanding, support, relief and the possibility for change.

I am BACP accredited and BPC registered. We have an initial consultation and then commence with 50-minute sessions, once or twice weekly. Therapy can be short-term, focused or open-ended, depending on your need. I have experience of working with many issues including people whose lives have been / are affected, directly or indirectly, by cancer / other life threatening illness.

Counselling for:

Anxiety & stress
Cancer & other life threatening illness                                                                                          
Childhood issues
Family issues
Life changes                                                                                                              
Panic attacks
Relationship issues
Separation, loss & bereavement
Sexual, physical, emotional abuse
Other emotional or personal 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 on Developing Supervision Skills

Counselling experience:

Private practice - Frome, Somerset    

Local counselling and psychotherapy agency                                                                    

Local charity for cancer / other life threatening illness    

Regional family orientated counselling project

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.


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. 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

  • Couples counselling
  • Psychodynamic therapy


Negotiable fee. Contact me for further details.

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors


daytime and evening sessions

Currently on line and telephone sessions, once or twice weekly

Further information

I have a private practice in Frome, Somerset for face to face work but also offer on line and telephone sessions, especially at this time of Covid-19.

Easily accessible from Warminster, Westbury, Trowbridge, Shepton and surrounding areas. Parking available. Contact me for details.


Key details

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Wheelchair user access

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.

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


I offer one to one, online and telephone psychodynamic supervision.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Carol Ellis, Individual and Couples Therapist

Carol Ellis, Individual and Couples Therapist