Psychotherapy is an opportunity to explore in depth the development of historical patterns of behaviour, how they might have originated and how they now impact on you. The confidential relationship with the therapist is central to this exploration.
Psychotherapy differs from counselling in that it places more emphasis on exploring depth and history rather than more immediate issues and tends to be of a longer duration.
In the United Kingdom, psychotherapy is voluntarily regulated. National registers for psychotherapists and counsellors are maintained by three main umbrella bodies: United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), British Association for Counseling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC - formerly the British Confederation of Psychotherapists). There are many smaller professional bodies and associations such as the Association of Child Psychotherapists (ACP) and the British Association of Psychotherapists (BAP).
The Practice Rooms in Bath, Bristol, Exeter and Salisbury are psychotherapy-led centres. Each psychotherapist develops their own particular approach to their work so please check their individual entries and, where possible, their websites.
We have therapists specialising in Psychotherapy at the following centres....