Justine McCarthy

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UKCP Psychotherapist, MA, PhD
Available for new clients
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Frome, Somerset, BA11 1BN
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

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 18 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 a Bristol 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 including providing counselling for 12-18 year old's as part of a Primary CAMHS service.

I have been a trainer at Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling for eight years. 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)

Certificate in the Study of the Couple Relationship, Tavistock Relationships
Advanced Certificate in the Study of the Couple Relationship, Tavistock Relationships


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

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

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Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
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UK Council for Psychotherapy


£60.00 per session

Additional information

My current fee is £60 and sessions are for 50 mins on a weekly basis.

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

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Justine McCarthy
Justine McCarthy