Esther Dawney-New

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Counselling, Psychotherapy and Supervision MSc MBACP Accred
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Bath BA1 & Devizes SN10
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Supervision details

I am a member of the British Association for Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Supervision (BAPPS). I offer supervision to individual counsellors working in Private Practice or NHS. It is preferable that your approach is psychoanalytical or psychodynamic but we can work together if your practice is founded in another background. It would be best to discuss this further. In supervision I aim to support the therapist by: 

  • exploring unconscious processes in the clinical material presented linking theory with practice 
  • working with the transference and countertransference in order to deepen an understanding of the client's inner world
  • addressing issues of technical difficulty in the clinical work which may be hindering the therapist's efficacy
  • encouraging the therapist to develop their own ways of reflecting, thinking and processing clinical material, in order that they establish their own identity as a therapist over time

I offer to work with individuals and small groups of therapists and trainees from other approaches and modalities as they may find that an increased understanding of unconscious processes can help with their work. My approach combines my formal psychodynamic and experiential dynamic training with many years of learning from real experience with clients and diploma students.

Appointments are 50 minutes fortnightly in either Bath or Devizes

I am trained to offer support with the BACP accreditation process. I offer face to face or Skype sessions at any stage of the process and read through prior to submission.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

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).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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Abbey Practice, 15a Cheap Street, Bath, BA1 1NA

Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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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.

My Devizes Practice is a ground floor purpose built private room with wheelchair users in mind . My room at the Abbey Practice Bath is on the second floor accessed by stairs .

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Type of session

In person

I am a member of the British Association for Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Supervision (BAPPS). supervision for individuals and groups.


Esther Dawney-New
Esther Dawney-New