Wendy Summers Registered Psychotherapist UKCP, Counsellor BACP (Reg), Supervisor

Wendy Summers Registered Psychotherapist UKCP, Counsellor BACP (Reg), Supervisor

1 Whiteheads Lane
Bradford-on-Avon
Wiltshire
BA15 1JU

Ground Floor
18 Bridge Street
Frome
Somerset
BA11 1BB

07790 621978

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1 Whiteheads Lane
Bradford-on-Avon
Wiltshire
BA15 1JU

Ground Floor
18 Bridge Street
Frome
Somerset
BA11 1BB

07790 621978

About me

I practice from therapy rooms in: Bath, Trowbridge, Bradford on Avon and Frome.

  • Skilled and compassionate humanistic psychotherapist, counsellor, supervisor with a special interest in Gestalt therapy, with 30 years experience of working as a therapist,in a wide range of settings.
  • My style is active and involved
  • I enjoy working in-depth therapeutically
  • I communicate with clients in a clear and direct way without jargon or theorising, in a spirit of authenticity and kindness
  • I greatly value warmth, creativity and imagination
  • I am passionate about my work and have a social conscience

I have enjoyed a full and rich life myself and have encountered many significant challenges along the way! I, therefore, have a wealth of life experience to draw upon.

I endeavour to ‘live in good faith with myself’ (being true to myself) whilst enjoying supporting others to do the same.

I believe life is full of both joy and pain:
'We must decide if we want to stay where we are or if we want to get to the other side of pain and live a full and purposeful life. That’s how you find the joy' (G Aldred).

In order to 'get to the other side' we require, amongst other factors, good awareness of ourselves and others (needs, wishes, fears and life dreams), acceptance and respect. Fundamental to forming and maintaining fulfilling relationships.

The therapy I offer provides the opportunity for increasing self awareness, in the context of an accepting and supportive relationship with myself as your therapist. I help facilitate my clients ability to make informed, wise life choices.

Couples Counselling:

I provide a safe space and therapeutic help in order for you and your partner:

  • to complete and resolve unfinished disputes and conflicts in a healthy and respectful way,
  • to fully express your unmet needs, dreams and desires to each other
  • to develop greater emotional/relational literacy
  • to gain deeper awareness around the fundamental dynamics within your relationship which is potentially life changing for you and your family.

'Find joy in everything you choose to do. Every job, relationship, home... it's your responsibility to love it, or change it.'

How I deliver therapy
Time limited and long-term face-to-face counselling/psychotherapy, telephone counselling, via the internet (FaceTime video telephony).

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Humanistic Psychotherapy, 2005, Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute, (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy: accredited course),

Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling, 1995, University of Bristol, (British Association for Counselling: accredited course)

Diploma in Occupational Therapy, 1987 (London School of Occupational Therapy)

I am an experienced and qualified psychotherapist, counsellor and senior occupational therapist. I have been working therapeutically with individuals, couples and groups within a broad range of clinical settings, within the National Health Service (and Health Services in Australia), for over thirty years; including employment as: psychotherapist, counsellor  and Mental Health case manager, within a GP practice for over a decade.

I have worked with hundreds of counselling/psychotherapy clients in supervised practice. I am particularly interested in developing my work with couples. 17 years of specialist experience as a therapist working with people experiencing long term pain, within an NHS Pain Clinic.

Experience of teaching and managing therapists, working as a freelance consultant employed by a Primary Care Trust: representing counsellors in primary care - NHS counselling/therapy services.

Private practice: 13 years experience, Providing: counselling, psychotherapy, clinical supervision to qualified/trainee therapists and team building for NHS professionals. Facilitating an ongoing counselling supervision group for counsellor's at the University of Bath. Contracts with Employment Assistance Providers e.g. providing therapy to BBC employees.

I am registered with United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) as a clinical psychotherapist (humanistic). Registered member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). Previously a BACP  accredited counsellor/psychotherapist for 11 years, currently in the process  of reinstating my accreditation status, following a sabbatical (raising children). Registered with Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) Senior Occupational Therapist.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

BACP
UKCP

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I specialise in helping people suffering from Long-Term (Chronic) Pain.

Fees

Weekly therapy sessions: £42 (for 50 minutes).

Clinical supervision for therapists/counsellors and trainees: £42 (for 50 minutes).

*Fees payable at the end of each session please

Further information

When you contact me by telephone or email, we will speak in full confidence. If I think I may be able to help you we can book an initial appointment. This initial session is a opportunity for me to begin to understand you and your situation and it gives you time to become acquainted with me, so you can consider if the way I work is right for you.

If we both decide to proceed with counselling/psychotherapy we will book an agreed number of regular sessions, after which we can review. I subscribe to the codes of ethics of UKCP and BACP.

Maps & Directions

Bradford-on-Avon, BA15 1JU
Frome, BA11 1BB

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

Trowbridge, Bradford on Avon and Frome ): Monday afternoon, Friday and Saturday. Bath: Wednesday 13.00 - 17.00.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme