Counselling & Supervision
in Frome and Somerset.
07812 544542 (Mob)
Welcome to www.individualpsychotherapy.co.uk
practice individual (one-to-one) psychotherapy and counselling in
Frome, Somerset (south of Bath 29mins, and Bristol 55mins) helping
people address a
wide variety of personal issues in a confidential environment. I
provide supervision for Counsellors and Psychotherapists.
If you are
looking for a Counsellor or Psychotherapist, I highly recommend you
watch this YouTube film "A
former Therapist's critique of Psychotherapy" by Daniel Mackler. I
agree with 95% of what he says and it should help you choose a suitable
and effective therapist. His film "Former
Therapist critiques process of becoming a Psychotherapist" is also
I do not employ techniques or fit clients into normalising models as modern trainings seem to prescribe. I listen to you. I offer a warm therapeutic relationship based on a passionate dedication to authenticity, integrity, equality and openness. My work goes beyond the mainstream "normalising" psychotherapies, in that I respect your individual uniqueness and help you come into right relationship with the problem, difficulty or challenge that you are facing. Longer term work can lead to profound changes and the discovery (or deepening) of a personal spiritual perspective. Technically, my work would be described as person-centred embodied depth psychotherapy within a transpersonal perspective.
I have been
running a private practice since 1992 (apart from a three year
break). My background includes
trainings in Integrative-Psychosynthesis (BACP accredited) and
Core-Process Psychotherapy. In addition to several periods of
psychotherapy, I have had over twelve years of experience
of Analytic Psychology (Jungian analysis) and supervision from Nicholas Spicer (who received his training analysis
Franz, a close colleague and companion of Carl Jung, the founder of
Analytical Psychology). For
seven years, as part of my training I worked in the Art Therapy
Department of a Psychiatric Hospital and
have been supervisor to an Inner City Drugs project, the Dementia Care
Trust counselling service and a Counselling Training. I was a member of
the Committee of the Bristol Psychotherapy Association. I have
presented papers at the C.G. Jung Lectures (Bristol) and the Bath
Analytic Network. One of my papers was published in the book "Ethically
Particular areas of expertise and experience include working with Mid-life crisis (or any other time crisis) along with the associated issues of loss of meaning or sense of purpose in life, and depression (or oppression). If you need help changing your life to one more suited to you, rather than the one you find yourself with, then I should be able to help. I have specific success working with early life trauma - emotional (e.g. adoption, parental bereavement) or physical (e.g. peri-natal trauma or early hospitalisation). I have a particular affinity with people who see themselves as Outsiders, Rebels, Misfits, Down-trodden or the Excluded and can help these people feel more at ease with themselves (if not the World). I find that working with dreams, the imagination and the body are useful avenues to deepen the work in addition to psychotherapy's usual focus on thinking and feeling. Additionally, when necessary or requested by clients, I offer a Mindfulness like 2 Question meditation practice that complements and deepens the work.
I am 53 (born 1963), Husband, Father to 2 children, step-Father to 2 (and step-Grandfather to one). Apart from therapeutic work, among other things, I have worked for Friends of the the Earth, a Traditional Restoration Company (buildings) and as a self-employed handyman.
I am Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checked and cleared (formerly CRB - Criminal Records Bureau).
Hopefully the above information is sufficient for you to consider an intial meeting with me, however for more detailed and some rather technical information, follow this link -
or to arrange an initial free session telephone
07812 544542 (Mobile)
or email me using either (or both) of the
email addresses below. I will always answer
an email, hopefully within 24 hours. If I do not reply, please try again
phone or text.
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All sessions are held at -
45 Catherine Street, Frome, Somerset. BA11 1DA.
(see contact page for directions)