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About me

About me:

I am a qualified psychodynamic psychotherapist offering open ended talking therapy to adults. As a psychotherapist my aim is to create a secure, confidential space within which dialogue can enable us to reflect on both the conscious and unconscious processes at play in our lives. The understanding and acceptance of our past is the key to a more coherent understanding of the present self, better relationships with those around us and a greater capacity to deal with life's challenges. It is my belief that psychotherapy offers an opportunity to bring about deep and long-lasting change.

How I work: 

I work with a process of free association, whereby you talk about whatever is on your mind and we work together to make sense of what is going on in your life and relationships with others. By encouraging you to articulate and explore your thoughts and feelings I aim to help you better understand current difficulties that may be deep rooted in your past.

I welcome clients of any age, culture or background. I have experience of working with clients who present with a wide range of emotional problems from depression and anxiety to relationship difficulties and low self esteem. 

Training, qualifications & experience

Experience: 

Adult psychotherapist - Private practice in Bristol (in-person and online)

One to one counselling with children and young adults with OTR, a young persons mental health charity in Bristol 

In-school counsellor for Place2Be

I have over 6 years experience working therapeutically; although I now work mainly with adults my initial training in infant mental health and child development helps me explore with my clients their more deep rooted, unconscious behaviours and patterns of thinking. By  helping make links to past experiences my clients are able to move towards freeing themselves from those protective yet maladaptive ways of being. 

Training and Qualifications 

BPC Postgraduate Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Children - Place2Be

Post Graduate Diploma in Psychoanalytic Observational Studies - Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust

Registered Psychodynamic Psychotherapist with the BPC, British Psychoanalytic Council

Registered Member Wessex Counselling and Psychotherapy

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BPC

British Psychoanalytic Council

The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) is a professional association, representing the profession of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

The organisation is itself made up of fourteen member organisations and BPC accredits the trainings of its member organisations. An individual who qualifies from one of these trainings is then eligible for entry into the BPC's register.

BPC registrants are governed by a code of ethics, a policy of continuing professional development, a statement on confidentiality and a complaints procedure. The BPC is a Member Society of the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Sector (EFPP). Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Psychoanalytic Council

Accredited Register Scheme

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Fees

Additional information

£50

Bristol
Somerset
BS5

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Thomasina Woolley

Thomasina Woolley