Psychodynamic Therapy
& Counselling


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. Finding the right therapist can have a life-changing impact upon you in many ways. I hope the information on this website might be useful to you, if you are curious about working with me.

My aim is to help clients navigate through difficult and complex terrain towards a lasting sense of understanding and personal resilience.
Within confidential sessions, I offer highly experienced, meaningful support for you to find a way through your problems and tend to what matters most in your life: your relationships, mind, emotions and what you dream of or hope to build upon too.

I am a professionally registered member of the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) and the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). 
I work with adults, undertaking
long term/unlimited psychodynamic therapy and, where suitable,
shorter term counselling, within my private practices in central Wells and near Radstock, Somerset.  

I welcome people from all backgrounds and circumstances:
People who ~ perhaps like you ~ have found that life has presented them with troubles that cannot be fathomed alone.

My consulting rooms all have convenient, free parking
I charge £50 per session for individuals
Sessions are mostly face to face, for 50 minutes at the same day, time and place each week.

To arrange an appointment, please 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
WCP Certificate in Counselling Skills and Attitudes
Registered memberships:
British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) & British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP).
Training Faculty and Associate Member of Wessex Counselling and Psychotherapy
Enhanced Government Disclosure and Baring Service (DBS) Certificate.

I practice Psychodynamic Therapy together with an authentic perspective on modern complexities. 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 worked in therapeutic and educational roles with children and adults for over 25 years, including within the NHS.
In addition to my private practice I work as a Seminar Leader and Tutor for Wessex Counselling and Psychotherapy in Frome. Occasionally I also lead private groups, workshops and classes on a variety of subjects.

As a registered member of the BPC and the BACP I adhere to their framework of professional and ethical guidelines.  I attend supervision and regularly undertake post qualification development trainings (CPD) to ensure my practice is up to date, relevant and of the highest standard.

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

Referrals & Other services


I work with independent Adults from age 18 onwards.

It is important that the client themselves arranges an initial consultation with me directly, however I do consider referrals via GP's, Nurse Practioners, other Primary Healthcare Practitioners, Psychiatrists, Counsellors & Psychotherapists.

This is not an emergency or acute psychiatric service.

Other services

I offer peer group supervision, small group and workplace workshops and CPD courses focusing on personal and professional development, relationships and creativity from a psychodynamic/psychoanalytic and
Jungian psychology perspective.

Get in touch here for further information.

Participant Feedback: "I wasn't entirely sure what to expect... It was an intensely empowering process, to pro-actively identify exactly what it was I needed... I had some surprising revelations and came away from the experience with a fresh vitality and energy toward change, having made some major decisions and resolutions, which I'm happy to say have continued to have a positive impact on my life on all levels. "