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About me

I am currently offering online therapy only.  When it is safe and possible to do so, I will also practice from a quiet, safe space in the heart of Bristol. I also offer online therapy. Fees start at £55 per session.

We come to therapy for all sorts of reasons.  You may have something specific in mind, or your reason for seeking time and space may be more difficult to put into words.

I am qualified and experienced to work with adults with a range of issues, including anxiety, depression, bereavement and loss, difficulties concerning identity, relationships, sexuality, and a sense of meaning and place in the world. I welcome people who hear voices, or experience distressing thoughts or beliefs.

I offer prospective clients an initial meeting where we can discuss what has brought you to therapy at this time. Together we can explore your expectations and what you want to get from therapy. If we decide to work together we may arrange to meet for an agreed number of sessions, or we may work in a more open-ended way.

Sessions last for approximately one hour. I leave time between sessions to allow those people wishing to remain anonymous the opportunity to do so.

I have extensive experience of providing FaceTime/Skype sessions.

The price per session depends on your income - fees start at £55.

Training, qualifications & experience

I trained in South London, and hold a diploma (level 4) in therapeutic counselling, accredited by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.

I qualified as a counsellor in 2014 and have worked extensively in London as a counsellor and psychotherapist in the NHS and voluntary sector.

As well as my private practice, until recently I also worked for Islington Mind as a therapist in the Psychosis Therapy Project.

I have a particular interest in psychoanalysis and have completed courses with the Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research (CFAR), the Site for Contemporary Psychoanalysis, and the British Psychotherapy Foundation.

I am registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).  Membership number 849631.  Registered Member 377420.

I have a strong commitment to personal and professional integrity, and my work is in line with the BACP Ethical Framework.

Member organisations

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.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
  • Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy
  • Existential therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Psychosexual therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

The price per session depends on your income - fees start at £55.

Further information

My focus is on listening openly, without judgment, to whatever you bring. I will listen to your experiences and your point of view and, together, we can look at different perspectives which can help you to live more freely.

I am particularly interested in what goes on beneath the surface of our lives – our dreams and fantasies, how and why we do certain things without realising, or why patterns keep repeating in life without us being aware of them.

I offer counselling and psychotherapy for people living or working in Bristol. Click on the links to find out more about what I offer, my qualifications and experience, fees, and how to get in touch. I look forward to hearing from you.

Bristol
BS7 8HD

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
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

Availability

I mainly offer evening sessions, though I can often provide sessions during the day where necessary.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

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Robert Holman MBACP

Robert Holman MBACP