Christopher Hillman

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Bristol, BS9 3ED
Unavailable until 01/05/2024

This professional is temporarily unavailable and will not be responding to enquiries until they return.

About me

Do you feel stuck or afraid to be yourself, does life feel overwhelming or perhaps meaningless and empty.  Are you at a later stage of life looking back with regret or sadness or afraid of what is to come. Whatever stage of life you are at I can offer you a safe space to explore the challenges you face.

My aim is to encourage conversation and reflection between us,  between your past and your present, and between the depths of your being and who you experience yourself to be in your everyday life.

I will also work with you to bring your dream life into diaIogue with what you are struggling with. Dreams are a commentary on the challenges of your life and point the way forward towards a richer more authentic life.

I have plenty of life experience and professional training to bring to my role. My own struggles have been worked on in my therapy, and my work as a therapist is supported by ongoing professional development and supervision.

I have a particular interest in the relationship between psychotherapy, spirituality and the arts. I am drawn to the work of dreams, the wisdom of folk tales and mythology, the complexity and beauty of natural forms, and the cycles of change found in the natural world.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold an Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy with Wessex Counselling and Psychotherapy. I have also trained with the Association of Independent Psychotherapists (AIP) and Association for Group and Individual Psychotherapy (AGIP)

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

I provide clinical supervision for palliative care nurses working in a local hospice, and have training in running Balint style support/supervision groups. I also run  dream groups and teach  Jung at Severnside Institute for Psychotherapy and at Wessex Counselling and Psychotherapy. I have also devised and run a number of courses exploring the ideas of Jung as well as workshops on working with dreams.  

I have worked for many years in the field of community mental health.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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.

Accredited register membership

British Psychoanalytic Council
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Psychoanalytic Council


£50.00 per session

Additional information

For an initial consultation and for subsequent ongoing weekly sessions I charge a standard fee of £50

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I currently have availability on Tuesday morning , Wednesday morning and afternoon.

Further information

My consulting rooms are in Westbury-on-Trym, North Bristol; there is plenty of nearby parking.  The rooms I use are run by the Practice Rooms, a centre for therapy and holistic healing.

The Practice Rooms, 57-59 High Street, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol, BS9 3ED

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

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Christopher Hillman
Christopher Hillman