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Holly Ricioppo, Psychodynamic Counsellor, Post Grad Dip. MBACP, BPC,APC

Wells BA5 & Radstock BA3
07585 918242 07585 918242 Registered / Accredited
Wells BA5 & Radstock BA3

About me

Hello

You may have struggled with something alone for a long time, or perhaps something has happened in the past or recently which is causing difficulties. I offer a welcoming, confidential space for you to bring whatever is troubling you or on your mind.

My approach is thoughtful, respectful and non-intrusive. Together we will investigate what it is you are struggling with and discover where there is need and possibility for repair, restoration, acceptance, release. Finding a healthy way to move through your distress, confusion or stuckness then becomes more tangible and realistic.

I offer therapy to adults from age 18 onwards and I am experienced in working with a wide variety of concerns and issues. I welcome people from all backgrounds, cultures and circumstances and meet diversity and difference with interest.

About my method

I trained in Psychodynamic/Psychoanalytic method. This means that I consider what might be significant for you beneath the surface, as well as what is currently happening in your life. Lifelong patterns, conflicts, losses, relationships, experiences and concerns are thought about in the context of how they may be influencing your present situation. Relief and insight to live as you intend can then develop from sturdy roots.

I maintain reliable and robust boundaries to enable you to explore challenging issues safely and help you better understand your self, experiences and relationships. Therapy can be an enriching process: somewhere to find purpose and perspective that is beneficial for you and those close to you.

The Setting

At present I am holding all sessions remotely. Remote sessions work very well psychoanalytically ~ you might be interested in how it develops our therapeutic relationship and deepens the progress made in your inner world.

I work both long term (open ended/unlimited) and shorter term where suitable. In all cases your hopes and circumstances are an important part of the discussion and we agree on the number of sessions together

Long-term or open-ended work is optimal as it allows the client’s development to be uninhibited.

Short term work is usually focused around a single issue and I suggest 12 sessions minimum commitment where possible

Sessions are weekly, and last 50 minutes.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BA Hons (Combined Studies - incl. Psychology)
  • BPC and BACP accredited Post Grad Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling
  • Registered member of the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC)
  • Registered member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP).
  • Enhanced Government Disclosure and Baring Service (DBS) Certificate.
  • I have worked in therapeutic and educational settings for over 25 years, including within the NHS.
  • Training Faculty and Associate Member Wessex Counselling and Psychotherapy

Situations and Issues I have experience in treating include the following:

abuse, anxiety, attachment and bonding issues, belonging, bereavements and losses, betrayal, breakdowns, bullying, burn-out, carers, career or work changes and issues, childhood issues, commitment, complexity, compulsions, creativity blocks and issues, dependency/independence, depression, disillusionment and disappointment, divorce and separation, dreams, eating disorders, existential concerns, facing physical changes, illness or difficulties, fear, fidelity, gender, grief, guilt, high-functioning autism, identity, intimacy, jealousy, life-stage issues, loneliness, low self esteem, memories, marital problems, obsessive thoughts, overwhelm, parental issues, recovery, regret, relationship problems, responsibilities, sadness, self-confidence, self-harm, sensitivity, sexuality, sibling issues, social anxiety, social confusion, sorrow, spirituality, stress, stuckness, tics, trauma, unfullfillment, worries about someone else.

My clinical work is consistent with the ethical and professional standards set out by the BPC.

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.

BACP

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.

BPC

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 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 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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have additional interest and experience in working with people (artists, scientists) who struggle with or wish to explore and develop their creative processes and purpose.

Therapies offered

  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy

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Fees

I charge £55 per session for individuals

Further information

How to proceed

To take the next step, please get in touch. Please let me know of a good time to reach you by phone.  I will respond very shortly and, if appropriate, we can arrange an initial appointment.

Initial appointments (one or two) give the opportunity for us to assess whether working together feels right, and whether psychodynamic therapy would suit you, as well as discuss practicalities.

Please feel welcome to contact me, in confidence, with any queries.

Wells
Somerset
BA5

Radstock
Somerset
BA3

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

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.

Wheelchair user access

Please get in touch about your needs re: accessibility

Availability

I currently have a short waiting list. Please get in touch for availability.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
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Holly Ricioppo, Psychodynamic Counsellor, Post Grad Dip. MBACP, BPC,APC

Holly Ricioppo, Psychodynamic Counsellor, Post Grad Dip. MBACP, BPC,APC