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 would describe my working style as "traditional", in that the biggest influence on my work was from Nicholas Spicer, an Analytical Psychologist,  who received his training analysis from Mary-Loiuse von Franz, a close colleague and companion of Carl Jung, the founder of Analytical Psychology. Consequently I do not employ techniques or fit clients into normalising models as modern trainings seem to prescribe. I listen to you. I offer a warm therapeutic relationship based on a passionate dedication to authenticity, integrity, equality and openness. I respect your individual uniqueness and help you come into right relationship with your problem or difficulty.

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.

Particular areas of expertise and experience 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.

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