- We do not offer an emergency service, if matters are urgent you should contact your local NHS Emergency Mental Health helpline
- We cannot accept referral requests submitted by those under the age of 18
- We cannot accept referral requests submitted on behalf of someone else
Availability update 13/11/2023:
Unfortunately we are currently unable to accept new referral requests. As we are a small organisation, we are unable to maintain a waiting list and would suggest that you refer back to this page for updates from Friday 1st December 2023 onwards when we hope to have more availability.
Alternatively, you may find the ‘Find a therapist’ pages of the British Psychoanalytic Council or the United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapists helpful in making enquiries directly with suitably trained and registered therapists.
With so many different kinds of therapy and counselling available in the UK, our Consultation & Referral Service (CRS) serves as a way of helping members of the community find out more about whether psychodynamic or psychoanalytic psychotherapy, in particular, is right for them.
SIP has fully qualified, rigorously trained, and professionally registered member therapists across much of the South West. Many members are based in Bristol and Bath but we also have members based in Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Somerset, Wiltshire, and Wales.
Our member therapists and trainees are sometimes able to offer reduced fee sessions – this is usually with with a trainee on one of SIP’s clinical trainings in psychoanalytic psychotherapy or psychodynamic psychotherapy. All psychotherapists in training are mature individuals often with several years of prior training and experience. They are rigorously selected, continuously assessed, and regularly supervised by approved training supervisors to ensure the highest standards. Those interested in working with a trainee at a reduced fee should visit the Training Patient Scheme page for more information.
If you would like to enquire about accessing therapy through SIP’s Consultation and Referral Service, please see the ‘How does the referral process work?‘ section for more information.
If you’d prefer to contact a therapist directly, you may prefer to use the ‘Find a therapist’ pages of the British Psychoanalytic Council (https://www.bpc.org.uk/find-a-therapist) or the United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapists (https://www.psychotherapy.org.uk/find-a-therapist/), both of which list suitably trained and registered therapists.