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Justine McCarthy UKCP Psychotherapist, MA, PhD

Frome, Somerset, BA11 1BN
07960 014161 07960 014161 Registered / Accredited

About me

I am an experienced UKCP registered psychotherapist working with adults and young people. I offer psychotherapy and counselling, working integratively and psychodynamically. I usually work long-term but am also happy to offer short-term work. I have worked in private practice for over 17 years, and also have much experience working to time-limited contracts.

I hope to enable you to explore and expand an understanding of your self and your relationships, working with you towards building inner confidence, and lessening anxiety.

I have particular experience of working with people who have experienced stress, relationship difficulties, family issues, low self-esteem, depression, domestic violence, childhood abuse, anxiety including panic attacks, bereavement. I am a member of charity offering psychotherapy and counselling, including reduced fees, in the Bristol area.

In addition to my private psychotherapy and counselling practice for adults I have worked as a Relate Mid-Wiltshire as a Children and Young People's Counsellor for five years: I work with primary-age children in schools, and young people of secondary school age, including providing counselling for 12-18 year old's as part of a Primary CAMHS service.

I am a trainer at Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling, teaching on an Integrative Counselling Diploma. I have worked in many agency settings including as a Student Counsellor (London Metropolitan University), Staff Counsellor (Shepton Mallet Treatment Centre), and a Counsellor for Women's Aid, and Women & Health (London).

Training, qualifications & experience

Training and qualifications

MA Integrative Psychotherapy (Minster Centre, London)
Post Graduate Diploma Integrative Counselling (Minster Centre, London)
Post Graduate Diploma Psychodynamic Counselling in Schools (Wessex Counselling, Frome)
PhD English Literature 'Edges of the Mind' (Queen Mary and Westfield, University of London)


I am a UKCP registered Psychotherapist, and a registered member of BACP (MBACP)
I have full professional indemnity insurance.

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.


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.


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

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.

Therapies offered

  • Integrative
  • Psychodynamic therapy


My current fee is £50 and sessions are for 50 mins on a weekly basis.

Frome Psychotherapy & Counselling Service
18b Cheap Street
BA11 1BN

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 Unspecified

Types of client

Young people
Justine McCarthy UKCP Psychotherapist, MA, PhD

Justine McCarthy UKCP Psychotherapist, MA, PhD