All practitioners are bound by their ethical guidelines and accrediting bodies. All will be in professional supervision for their work. Please check with individual therapists if you would like more information about their training and qualifications. You will find individual contact details for each therapist at the end of their entry.
Laura is a psychotherapist and the founder member of the Abbey Practice and George Street Therapy Rooms. She is a senior practitioner with more than 20 years of experience in the field. As well as a full private practice Laura was Head of Training at Wessex Counselling Service and taught at Bath Spa University and Wiltshire College.
Laura is particularly interested in, and experienced with, working with childhood trauma, experiences of bullying, the impact of Asperger's and autism on individuals and families, and experiences of anxiety.
Laura originally trained with Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling as an integrative psychotherapist. She developed her psychoanalytic interests and perspective in her work at Wessex Counselling Service and is also a registered member of the British Association of Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Supervisors.
078 5505 2986
Sheila is a psychotherapist and counsellor with more than fifteen years' experience, in London and East Sussex before coming to Bath in 2014. She is registered and accredited by UK Council of Psychotherapy (UKCP) and UK Assn of Humanistic Psychology Practitioners (UKAHPP.)
After a background in higher education, Sheila did six years’ training in Humanistic, mainly Gestalt, psychotherapy, at Spectrum Training in North London, qualifying in 2005. She has also done additional courses in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Sex Therapy, Addictions counselling and Couples’ counselling.
While Sheila has experience in working with all kinds of abuse, one of her specialisms is in working with survivors of domestic abuse, having worked for campaigning and advice organisations in this field.
She is particularly interested in the effects of anxiety, including OCD on daily lives; in trauma and post-traumatic stress; and depression.
She works face-to-face short-term and long-term with individuals and couples, for counselling and/or mentoring and psychotherapy. "Couples" can mean two people, married or otherwise, in an intimate relationship, or siblings, or close friends.
Apart from her practice at Bath Psychotherapy, Sheila also works from a practice room in Larkhall, in the north of Bath. (see website)
07732 015 815
I’m an experienced psychodynamic psychotherapist, offering a safe, supportive place to talk about your difficulties and concerns.
People come to see me for many different reasons, my approach is to take time to focus on what’s important for you as an individual.
Initially we’ll consider what’s bringing you to therapy and whether you feel we can work together; the quality of the relationship between therapist and client has an important part to play.
It’s not uncommon to feel anxious or unsure about taking the first step, please feel free to contact me to discuss your concerns in confidence.
Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Theory and Practice (University of Roehampton)
Qualification in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (WPF Therapy)
Certificate in Counselling Skills (WPF Therapy)
BPC & FPC Registered
My background is in creative arts and the charity sector, in housing, homelessness, learning disabilities and with young people.
Rachael is a Relational Integrative Counsellor and has successfully built up her private practice in Bath over the past ten years. Alongside this venture, she has also acquired extensive experience within the field of mental health support, working with a Wellbeing Department within the higher education sector, and has previously worked with Cruse Bereavement Care, Bath and Bristol.
Rachael now provides counselling services to adults, offering both short and long term working relationships. Her vast and varied experience enables her to work with people from all walks of life with a wide range of different issues. Using her relational approach, Rachael will work with you to encourage understanding, facilitate insight, explore your hopes and expectations to identify the changes you might like to introduce to make your life look like how you want it to look.
Rachael is a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). This means she is committed to working with you in a way that is professional, ethical and respectful. She also likes to support community based and collaborative working through her membership with the Counsellors and Psychotherapists in Private Practice (CAPPP).
I am an experienced UKCP reg MA Psychotherapist. I seek to provide a space for you where you can, through the process of dialogue, consider your needs and your concerns in your relationships and life. Unresolved relational difficulties in our families of origin might manifest in many various symptoms, a sense of deep unhappiness, anxiety, loneliness, low self-confidence at work or in relationships. The process, as you can imagine, takes time as you discover what you need to enable you to create a life that feels meaningful to you.
People often seek therapy in desperation, yet find, as well as gaining initial relief from painful symptoms, it slowly becomes a chosen activity adding vitality and support to your life.
I have a particular interest in Complex PTSD and am engaged in researching contemporary theories and have also published articles on the subject.
I work as a cognitive behavioural therapist and use an integrative CBT approach, drawing on approaches such as compassion focused therapy, ACT (acceptance and commitment therapy) and mindfulness.
My special interest area is in helping people to manage anxiety problems, such as general anxiety, OCD, social anxiety, health anxiety and phobias. People say I have a friendly and relaxed approach, and my aim is to help you feel at home as soon as possible to explore whatever is troubling you.
My approach is tailored to you as an individual, so we can work towards your personal goals. Along the way my aim is to help you to develop awareness of how unhelpful ways of thinking and behaving can be impacting on how you feel and how you can use this awareness to make changes and help yourself to move towards the things that matter to you in life.
I’m an accredited member of the National Counselling Society. As such I am committed to safe and ethical practice and keeping my work up to date with continuing professional development.
I am an Integrative counsellor, working with adults and young people in an empathic, confidential and highly supportive way.
My core training in person-centred counselling places the relationship between the client and myself at the heart of our work together and I see each person as an individual who requires a unique and holistic approach that can lead to both personal and spiritual growth.
I have worked with a great many issues over the years and find that this safe and empathic approach helps clients to heal feelings of unworthiness, shame, anger, distress, or whatever the presenting expression of their difficulties. When our pain is witnessed and shared with a trusted ‘other’ we can start to heal past wounds that get in the way of our moving forward in life.
I am a registered member of the BACP and work to their ethical guidelines.
www.juliapenrose.co.uk or find my profile on Counselling Directory
I am a UKCP registered psychotherapist in training with BCPC and am currently in my fifth year of training towards a Masters Degree in Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy.
We all face difficulties at some point in our lives. Often it is challenging to face these difficulties alone. At these times it can sometimes be necessary to ask for support from someone outside of our circle of family or friends such as a therapist.
I am committed to providing a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space in which together we can explore difficult or complex thoughts and feelings that you are experiencing. I aim to bear witness to how it is and what it means to be you in the context of your life. I take a person-centred relational approach to therapy, at the heart of which is the relationship between therapist and client. I believe that nobody knows what is best for you more than you do. My aim is to meet you fully and empathically -as you are. I will work together with you; helping you to explore, work through and make sense of any difficulties that you may be facing in life, aiming to assist you in finding new ways of relating to yourself, to others and to the world, and move towards healing and a sense of wholeness.
Counselling offers you the opportunity to explore and reflect on issues that are affecting your relationships, your life style choices and essentially your relationship with yourself.
My specialised area is working with anyone whose life is affected by food and/or body image issues having worked within the field of Eating Disorders for many years, both as a support worker for family members as well as one on one with people struggling with Eating Disorders.
My intention is to create a warm, safe and compassionate space to allow you to express yourself freely and to work towards creating life choices that are healthy for you.
I work from an Integrative approach with Person Centred core qualities, tailoring my approach to your own specific needs and taking into consideration you as an individual. I am BACP registered Counselling Diploma Level 5