Tarisha Finnegan-Clarke

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Bristol, BS3
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am a fully accredited and experienced psychotherapist/counsellor. I have accompanied adults on their journeys on a wide range of issues, including climate change anxiety; awakening to issues around discrimination, identity, shame & inequalities; generalised anxiety; depression; emotional distress; relationship difficulties/abuse and childhood trauma & loss. I have a friendly, respectful and approachable manner.

I offer a free initial consultation.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training and Qualifications:

  • My professional training is an MA in Core Process Psychotherapy; a psychodynamic, body-based, mindfulness approach.
  • I have a PG Diploma in Movement Psychotherapy; a somatic, body-orientated approach.
  • I have a mindfulness practice & have trained with Thich Nhat Hahn & Gaia House Teachers.
  • I have trained in Focusing, Non-violent Communication & Authentic Movement. I have also trained in Earth-based ecological practices.
  • I have a BA (Hons) in Politics & Sociology.


I have clinical experience working in the NHS, Social Services and charity sectors & now have a long established private practice.

Professional membership:

  • I am a fully accredited member of the United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy (UKCP)
  • I am a member of the Association of Dance Movement Psychotherapists (ADMP)
  • I am a member of CAPPP a networking organisation for counsellors and psychotherapists in private practice in the South West
  • I am a member of the Association of Core Process Psychotherapists (ACPP)
  • I am a member of Psychotherapists and Counsellors for Social Responsibilities (PCSR)
  • I am a member of Radical Therapists
  • I am an Climate & Social Justice Campaigner
  • I am a member of the Irish Psychotherapists Forum (IPF)
  • I am a member of a long running psychotherapy peer support group.

Member organisations

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Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
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£60.00 - £80.00
Free initial in-person session

Concessions offered for

  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

The introductory meeting (which usually lasts up to 40 minutes) is free of charge.

My fee is for a one-hour session. I offer some short-term (6 week) concessional places.

When I work

Mon - Friday 10am - 6pm

Further information

I endeavour to hold a focused attention bringing awareness to what arises in our sessions in order to ‘hear’ what is trying to be heard or to make conscious what is asking to be known. I may invite awareness of body sensations, heart felt responses, the imagination, & the use of art to assist our experiential enquiry.

My approach is underpinned by psycho-dynamic theory, socio-psychological contextualising, early childhood trauma theory, eco-psychotherapy & Buddhist philosophy.

I have found through experience that suffering & struggle can take on destructive repeated patterns of feeling and acting that does not create happiness for ourselves or for others, but we feel powerless to change these dynamics. By being with the material together, in a safe and supportive way clients have often reported, a lightness, a courage and a sense of increased meaning making & the power to act on this returning to their life.

Southville, Bristol, BS3

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Tarisha Finnegan-Clarke
Tarisha Finnegan-Clarke