Counselling & Therapy

“It is a joy to be hidden
but a disaster not to be found.”


Many people have very complex situations, experiences and ways of thinking. You may have struggled with something for a long time, or perhaps something distressing has happened or is happening.
Embarking on therapy is such a crucial decision. It can feel daunting to begin, but this is often the catalyst for real and meaningful changes.

I practice from a psychodynamic/psychoanalytic and Jungian analytical psychology perspective, with the aim to help you navigate through difficult and intricate terrain towards a lasting sense of understanding, personal resilience and autonomy.

I work with adults from my private practices based in central Somerset and accept clients from any geographic location in the UK.
I work in person, with Covid-safety measures in place and, where appropriate, remotely

I am a professionally trained and a registered member of The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) & The British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and adhere to their framework of professional and ethical guidelines.

You are most welcome to get in touch in confidence, here.


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About Holly

About Holly
Holly Ricioppo 
  • BA Hons (Combined Studies incl. Psychology)
  • BPC accredited Post Grad. Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling
  • Society of Analytical Psychology Advanced Certificate in Clinical Practice from Jungian Perspectives
  • WCP Certificate in Counselling Skills and Attitudes
  • Registered professional memberships: British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC)  & British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP).
Having lived and worked among many cultures around the world, I appreciate the challenges of being or belonging in more than one neat box. I have a wealth of experience from working in therapeutic, arts and educational roles with children, adults and organizations for over 28 years, including within the NHS.  In addition to my private practice I am an associate member of Wessex Counselling and Psychotherapy Training in Frome where I work as a seminar leader and tutor on both their pre-clinical and Clinical/Diploma trainings.

I regularly attend supervision and actively undertake post qualification continuing professional development (CPD) to ensure my practice is ethical, up to date and relevant.

Some of the CPD trainings I have undertaken include (but are not limited to) studies in: Neuropsychology, Couples therapy, Sexuality and Gender, Eating Disorders, Self-harm, Psychosis, Jungian Studies, Ethics, Diversity, Race & Identity, Active Imagination, Trauma, Group work.


  • Wells, Somerset, UK
  • Stratton on the Fosse, Somerset, UK

You are welcome to get in touch directly or use the form here. Please indicate whether you are seeking in-person or remote therapy and let me know the location you are based. Do also let me know whether you would prefer me to return your message via phone or email.