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About me

Over 25 years experience working with depression, anxiety, panic attacks, bereavement, relationship problems, childbirth and parenting issues, working together to understand your experience and find new resources to help you move forward.

You are an individual, you will have your own unique responses and feelings. Keeping your individual experience in focus is central to the way I work and to the counselling I offer. We will work together to help you find ways to process, understand and overcome the individual difficulties you are faced with. We will focus on what’s important to you and the changes you want to achieve.

The way you experience problems like recurrent depression, anxiety, difficulty with grief or breakdown of relationships are often linked to the way you have learnt to experience things in your past. I will help you to think about your current issue alongside your history. This enables you to develop an understanding of the root cause of your problem, which in turn helps you to achieve real change. This doesn’t mean that I only focus on your past or the present day, but that I take your whole life experience into account when working with you. In this way you achieve change rooted in your own life experience, a change based on your understanding of yourself.

Working with Postnatal Depression, Childbirth and Parenting Years Issues:  
As an antenatal teacher for The National Childbirth Trust, I taught couples for more than 10 years. Combining my teaching experience with my role as a Psychotherapist gives me the ability to work effectively with a whole range of pregnancy and parenting issues including miscarriage, still birth, traumatic birth, relationship breakdown, fatherhood, infertility and parenting a disabled child.

I have extensive experience working with postnatal depression and its impact on both partners, and can offer one to one and couples therapy for any pregnancy and parenting related issues.

A calm space for you to feel supported: 
I offer a calm, confidential space, where you can find warmth, care and support in a well established private practice based in central Bath. I have over 25 years experience as a therapist and have worked in a family focused counselling service for 12 years and a local counselling agency for over 8 years. This has enabled me to develop an understanding of a wide range of therapeutic issues and to become aware of the need we all have to gain a personal understanding of our own life story.

Contact and Further Information:
Please feel free to contact me for an informal chat, ask questions or book an initial appointment. There is no obligation to continue and it might help you to decide if counselling could be helpful to you.

  • I offer long term and short term one to one counselling.
  • I offer couples therapy for any pregnancy and parenting related issues.
  • I have both day time and evening appointments available.
  • I offer some reduced fee places, please feel free to discuss this with me.
  • My consulting room is in central Bath close to all major bus and train routes, and there are several car parks nearby.

View Consulting Room:
Clicking on the link to my web site will allow you to view my consulting room, find out more about what happens at the initial appointment and read more about the counselling I offer.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • UKCP registered.
  • NHS approved therapist.
  • Nuffield Health approved therapist.
  • BCPC approved therapist.
  • Accredited by the Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling.

I undertook extensive training as a Psychotherapist and Counsellor. I currently hold three counselling diplomas...

  • WPF Psychodynamic Advanced Diploma.
  • WPF Psychodynamic Agency Diploma.
  • CSCT Integrative Counselling Advanced.

As a requirement of my training I have also undertaken intensive psychoanalytic analysis over many years.

I have had rigorous supervision of my clinical work throughout.

I have also worked for 2 charities based in Bath and Frome, Southside Family Services and Wessex Counselling Service.

I am also a qualified ante natal teacher for the National Childbirth Trust, and a qualified nurse.

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.


UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I also offer support to parents through/after children have been diagnosed with childhood disorders and life limiting illness.

Other areas of support include bonding and attachment issues, family dynamics, supporting women through domestic violence.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Integrative
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy


  • £55 for one to one therapy.
  • £75 for couples therapy.
  • I offer long term and short term one to one counselling.
  • I offer couples therapy for any pregnancy and parenting related issues.
  • I have both day time and evening appointments available.
  • I offer some reduced fee places, please feel free to discuss this with me.
  • My consulting room is in central Bath close to all major bus and train routes, and there are several car parks nearby.

The Abbey Practice
15a Cheap Street

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


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


Day time and evening appointments available

Types of client

Older adults
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Jill Wootten, Psychotherapist, Counsellor, U.K.C.P.

Jill Wootten, Psychotherapist, Counsellor, U.K.C.P.