Cerri Saville - Psychodynamic Psychotherapist MBACP, BPC
I am an experienced and qualified Psychodynamic Psychotherapist and I provide a confidential, warm and secure therapeutic space for clients with a broad range of issues and concerns. Please contact me if you would like to arrange a meeting in Bath.
I am registered with the British Psychoanalytic Council and the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.
My approach is based on psychoanalytic principles which helps to make sense of and work through current struggles, as well as to address difficulties rooted in the past. Unconscious patterns of behaviour affect one's experience of the world and this approach allows for a gradual exploration of deeper conflicts, bringing to light protective but maladaptive ways of coping. This process can bring together a more coherent understanding of the self and better equip one to deal with life's challenges. The capacity to develop an expanded sense of self helps one to discover a deeper sense of identity, maintain better relationships, experience more meaning in everyday life and make positive choices.
I welcome those adults of any age, culture, gender and background. I have experience of talking to people who have come to therapy for a wide variety of reasons. Something difficult may have happened in your life, or you may feel anxious, overwhelmed, unhappy or worried but you’re not sure why or how to change things.
So what happens next?
If this resonates with you, just send me an email or leave me an answer phone message, whatever you prefer. I will contact you as soon as possible to arrange an initial meeting. I am happy to call for a brief chat on the phone first, if that feels comfortable.
We will arrange an initial meeting to explore whether Psychodynamic therapy is right for you. If we decide to work together we will arrange to meet at least once a week for 50 minutes, and think together about what feels right in terms of the length of the therapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have undertaken a 6 year advanced clinical training in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy:
Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (BPC and BACP accredited)
Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling.(BACP and BPC accredited)
BACP Foundation in Psychodynamic Counselling
Senior Psychodynamic Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Intake Assessor for Bath based Psychodynamic Counselling Agency
Psychotherapist in private practice, Bath.
Personal Tutor for Diploma students at Frome based BPC Accredited Psychodynamic Training.
I am experienced in adult Counselling and Psychotherapy in a variety of settings. In addition to private practice, I have volunteered for a charity offering open ended counselling and psychotherapy in Bath. I also have experience in counselling those with substance misuse at SDAS, and have provided Psychodynamic Psychotherapy for those suffering enduring mental illness within Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust.
I am a registered Member of both BPC (British Psychoanalytic Council) and the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and abide by their code of ethics.
Training and Qualifications
* Registered Psychodynamic Psychotherapist with the BPC, British Psychoanalytic Council
* Registered member of the BACP, British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists
* Registered Psychodynamic Counsellor with the BPC, British Psychoanalytic Council
* BPC and BACP Postgraduate Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
* BPC and BACP Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling
* Currently completing an advanced training in twice weekly Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Generalised anxiety disorder
Life focus crisis
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I aim to reply to enquiries within 24 hours.
There is usually no waiting list.
I also accept referrals from GPs, health visitors, charities, midwives and employers.
I have full professional indemnity insurance.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday
Types of client