Individual Psychotherapy,
Counselling & Supervision
in Frome and Somerset.

07812 544542 (Mob)
01373 467733 (Home)

Welcome to www.individualpsychotherapy.co.uk

I practice individual (one-to-one) psychotherapy and counselling in Frome, Somerset (Bath 29mins, Bristol 55mins) helping people address a wide variety of personal issues in a confidential environment. I provide supervision for Counsellors and Psychotherapists.  I also offer single dreamwork sessions.

I have over 19 years experience in this work. My background includes trainings in Integrative-Psychosynthesis (BACP accredited) and Core-Process Psychotherapy. I have had over twelve years of experience of Analytic Psychology (Jungian analysis) and supervision. I worked for seven years in the Art Therapy Department of a Psychiatric Hospital and have been supervisor to an Inner City Drugs project, the Dementia Care Trust counselling service and a Counselling Training. I was a member of the Committee of the Bristol Psychotherapy Association. I have presented papers at the C.G. Jung Lectures (Bristol) and the Bath Analytic Network. One of my papers was published in the book "Ethically Challenged Professions". I am listed on the Counselling Directory website http://www.counselling-directory.org.uk so my qualifications and insurance particulars have been independently checked and verified.

A cornerstone of my work is a respect for each person’s individual uniqueness. I offer a warm therapeutic relationship based on a passionate dedication to truth, integrity, equality and openness. It is difficult to describe how our work will proceed because of your individual nature and the circumstances or problem that you bring.

Particular areas of expertise include working with Mid-life crisis (or any other time crisis) along with the associated issues of loss of meaning or sense of purpose in life and depression. If you need help changing your life to one more suited to you, rather than the one you find yourself with, then I should be able to help. I have specific success working with early life trauma - emotional (e.g. adoption, parental bereavement) or physical (e.g. peri-natal trauma or early hospitalisation). I have a particular affinity with those who see themselves as Outsiders, Rebels, Misfits, Down-trodden or the Excluded and can help these people feel more at ease with themselves (if not the World). I find that working with dreams proves to be a useful complement to the work.

Additionally, thanks largely to my Core Process background and through the facilitation of a relational meditation process, I offer assistance to people who practice Focussing, Mindfulness Meditation etc., helping them to deepen their experience, overcome various blockages and traps, and take their practice into the world.

Following a talk for the Bath Analytic Network, focussing on the full series of twenty alchemical woodcuts from the Rosarium Philosophorum and the implications for psychotherapy, of Jung's omission of ten of this series in his book, The Psychology of the Transference, I have finally managed to complete and publish a paper based on the talk. The paper is available in four parts on the Articles page. Feedback is appreciated.

For more information about my work please follow this link -

More About Psychotherapy and Gary Tomkins

or to arrange an initial free half hour (or a half price one hour) meeting telephone

01373 467733 (Landline - answerphone) or 07812 544542 (Mobile)

All sessions are held at -

The House. 52A Catherine Street, Frome, Somerset. BA11 1DA.

www.individualpsychotherapy.co.uk

Gary - October 2011

 

 

 

 

 

Gary Tomkins BA Hons., Dip.

Gary at Independent Practitioners Network Conference - Exeter 2001