Ella Tomlin

BPC, Psychodynamic Counsellor and Psychotherapist

About me

As a BPC registered psychodynamic counsellor and psychotherapist I work alongside you to help explore, overcome or better cope with what's troubling you.

Whatever you are facing, I am experienced in working with specific issues such as low mood, anxiety, depression, loss, loneliness, trauma, pain and relational difficulties, as well as the many other challenges we encounter. I also work with people who feel curious to know more about who they are or want to reassess where they are in life. I offer a space to think about things together, to help you find your own way forward.

What can you expect?

The counselling is non-directive so you can determine the focus of our sessions. I work analytically and empathically, encouraging ‘free association’ where we explore how you are feeling and thoughts that come up in the process.

Providing a confidential setting to talk, the aim is to help you communicate more openly, to start to know your feelings and motivations and move forward with greater confidence. Importance is placed on early experiences and relationships and how they might impact us as adults both consciously and unconsciously.

Sessions are held at the same time each week, in person at Orchard Street in central Bristol or via Zoom and last for 50 minutes.

How do we get started?

You can call or email me with any questions or to set up an initial consultation via zoom or in person.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Registered member of the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC), accredited by the Professional Standards Authority
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy PDP advanced training, Wessex Counselling and Psychotherapy (2 years), accredited by the BPC and BACP
  • Psychodynamic Counselling Diploma, Wessex Counselling and Psychotherapy (4 year training qualification), accredited by the BPC and British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
  • Foundation Certificate in Counselling, WPF Therapy London (1 year)
  • Continuous professional development (CPD)
  • Outside of my own private practice I also work for Wessex Counselling and Psychotherapy which offers professional therapy in Frome, Bath and Bristol.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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

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Therapies offered


£45.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Additional information

The initial consultation is £45. Please do get in touch with any further questions about the fee. I am committed to equality and believe that counselling should be accessible to everyone - I offer some low fee twice weekly sessions.


I currently only have morning / daytime session availability. 

Further information

I am interested in helping you find your own way to bring about lasting emotional change which benefits you after the therapy has ended. You can find some of the evidence base for psychodynamic work here: https://www.bpc.org.uk/information-support/the-evidence-base/

Severnside Institute For Psychotherapy
11 Orchard Street

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Ella Tomlin

Ella Tomlin