Psychodynamic Therapy

In Somerset, UK

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About Holly


About Holly
As an experienced psychodynamic therapist I work with adults, mostly individually, in face to face long-term psychodynamic therapy or shorter-term psychodynamic counselling.
In addition to my private practice I work as a Seminar Leader and Tutor for Wessex Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Occasionally I lead private groups, workshops and classes on a close variety of subjects, including Mindfulness and Tibetan origin Meditation. I have worked in therapeutic and educational roles for over 25 years, including within the NHS.

As a registered member of the BPC and the BACP I adhere to their framework of professional and ethical standards.

Qualifications and Professional Memberships

  • BA Hons in Combined Studies (Humanities : Modernism, including Psychology & Philosophy)
  • BPC and BACP accredited Post Grad Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (WCP)
  • Registered member of the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC)
  • Registered member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP).
  • Enhanced Government Disclosure and Baring Service (DBS) Certificate.

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Concerns


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It can be helpful to know that a therapist has specialist experience in particular areas.  
For some, it can be very useful to put a name or a label to a problem and for others it can feel like a trap.
'Disorder' can sound pejorative - or it can be
a helpful description of a particular kind or struggle.

We know that people are are much more than the issues or labels that can limit them,
or the situations and experiences that challenge them.
It is important to discover what else might be possible,
beyond or through the issue that is presenting or causing troubles.

My experience over the years has been extensive:
from those with a serious diagnoses to those who want to take some time to contemplate a change in vocation,
and very many who struggle with losses of all kinds, anxieties, anger, sadness, grief and relationship difficulties.
In general, if something has happened or is interrupting your ability to feel OK,
talking about it with someone trained to help make sense of things is known to be beneficial.

I have witnessed clients discover great change for the better in their outlook, motivation, relationships and understanding.
Clients have found greater capacity to develop and sustain meaningful and lasting insight towards living as they intend.

Issues I have experience in treating include:
abuse, adoption, affairs, anger, anxiety, attachment and bonding issues, belonging, bereavements and losses, betrayal, breakdowns, bullying, career or work changes and issues, childhood issues, chronic-fatigue, commitment, complexity, compulsions, dependency/independence, depression, disillusionment and disappointment, divorce and separation, eating disorders, existential worries, facing physical changes or difficulties, fear, fidelity, gender, grief, guilt, identity, illness, infidelity, intimacy, jealousy, life-stage issues, loneliness, loss, low self esteem, memories, marital problems, miscarriage, neo-natal loss, nightmares, obsessive thoughts, overwhelm, pain, panic, parental issues, physical struggles, pregnancy problems, PTSD, recovery, regret, relationship problems, responsibilities, sadness, self-confidence, self-harm, sensitivity, sexuality, sibling issues, social anxiety, social confusion, sorrow, spirituality, stillbirth, stress, stuckness, tics, trauma, unfulfillment, worries about someone else...

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Booking an appointment


Beginnings

Use the contact link in confidence to get in touch
and take the next step. We can then find out
whether it seems appropriate to proceed
to arranging an initial consultation.

Initial consultations (usually one but possibly up to six sessions) give opportunity for us both to find out more and to see whether working together would be helpful before you commit.

Initial consultations last 50 minutes per session. The cost is £50 per session payable on the day of the session.


Regular sessions and fees

Sessions are  face to face,
on the same day and time, weekly.
Each session is 50 minutes.

Long term or open-ended psychodynamic therapy is optimal, allowing depth of exploration, and for development to be profound and unrestricted.

Shorter term psychodynamic counselling is usually focused around a single issue and I suggest a minimum commitment of 12 weeks, where possible, as beneficial.

I charge £50 per session for individuals.

If you are in need of concessions, please get in touch. It may be possible to arrange a space at a reduced rate.