Our Therapists

This is a list of the therapists who provide The Analytic Network. They are all fully qualified members of their professional associations and are registered by either UKCP, BPC or equivalent and abide by the codes of ethics and practice of their member organisations and registering bodies.

There have always been healing relationships whose purpose has been to relieve suffering and promote deeper self understanding and acceptance. The focus may be on past wounds or on present conflicts or both. In each case the goal is to help the person to begin to live more fully in the present and to face the future more creatively.

Matthew Harwood

IGAP & UKCP registered

Matthew Harwood is a Jungian Analyst & Psychotherapist in private practice. He trained at the CG Jung Institute in Zurich and graduated with a Diploma in Analytical Psychology in 1996. He is a senior (training) member of the Independent Group of Analytical Psychologists (IGAP). He is available for general psychotherapy, Jungian analysis, individual consultations and supervision.

In addition to practising general psychotherapy, Matthew has a particular interest in working with dreams. Although trained within the Jungian Classical tradition, he likes to integrate techniques & insights from other schools including Focusing, Pesso Boyden psychotherapy, Object Relations & Psychodrama. He is also trained in EMDR.

Matthew's practice is situated 5 miles north of Bath & 10 miles west of Bristol & offers convenient parking. His fee is £48 per session.

He also runs Dream Groups and Pesso Boyden Group Therapy Workshops.

For an appointment or enquiries:
Telephone: 0117-932-9204
Email: matthew.harwood@zen.co.uk
Website: www.matthewharwood.co.uk

Rose Persson

BPC & UKCP registered

Rose Persson is a fully qualified psychoanalytic psychotherapist who trained with the Severnside Institute of Psychotherapy in Bristol. She has a consulting room in a rural location with easy parking and disabled access. More details can be found at her Counselling Directory entry.

Her first interest was working with groups in the Richmond Fellowship. This led to training as a group analyst with the Westminster pastoral Foundation. Although individual psychotherapy and supervision in private practice is the core of her work, she maintains an interest in using her group skills in various organisational and training capacities. She currently holds the position of Chair of the Management Advisory Group for the Wessex Counselling Service.

For an appointment or enquiries:
Telephone: 01963-240-260
Email: rosepersson@btinternet.com

Judith Smith

SIP & BPC registered

Judith Smith has a strong medical background. She was a successful dental surgeon and gained a Diploma in Medical and Dental Hypnosis from the Royal College of Medicine.

After specialising in the treatment of nervous patients, Judith later trained as a hypnotherapist and as a psychotherapist at The London Centre for Psychoanalytical Psychotherapy (www.lcp.psychotherapy.org.uk).

She was a member of the prestigious Richmond Fellowship, working for eight years within a therapeutic community. Judith co-led family therapy groups and worked with clients with eating disorders, alcohol and drug dependency. Judith has been in private practice for the past 22 years in London and Bath. She sees clients who have a variety of problems; clients may refer themselves or be referred.

Clients are seen in a beautiful, large light and airy consulting room in Bath from one to four times weekly. Each session lasts 50 minutes and provides a confidential space in which to explore difficulties. Judith’s special interests lie in enabling clients to resolve present-day discomforts, often caused by problems experienced in childhood. She particularly enjoys working with clients’ dreams and helping translate them.

For an appointment or enquiries:
Telephone: 01225-315-702
Email: jsmith555@btinternet.com
Website: www.judithsmithpsychotherapy.com

Nigel Wellings

AIP & UKCP registered

I have been working as a psychotherapist since the mid 1980’s, evolving through psychoanalytic psychotherapy, Jungian analysis and now inhabiting what I call a ‘contemplative perspective’ which draws together what I consider the best of the depth psychologies with Buddhist insights and mindfulness skills.

I have also been a Director of Training at the Centre for Transpersonal Psychology and with Elizabeth McCormick have edited/written several books including "Nothing To Lose, Psychotherapy, Buddhism and Living Life". I am also a founding member of The Forum for Contemplative Studies, that supports interest in the meeting of depth psychotherapies and contemplative traditions. Presently, along with teaching on the Bath and Bristol Mindfulness Courses, I continue writing and lecturing, provide psychotherapy and clinical supervision and also teach health professionals how mindfulness may be integrated into our clinical work. Most recently I have contributed an essay to "Crossroads in Psychoanalysis, Buddhism and Mindfulness", edited by Anthony Molino, and have just completed a new book "Why Can't I Meditate? How to get your mindfulness practice on track", published by Piatkus February 2015.”

Located on Lansdown Hill in Bath.

Individual psychotherapy, supervision, training and spiritual mentoring.

For an appointment or enquiries:
Telephone: 01225-445-532
Email: nigel.wellings@googlemail.com
Website: www.mindfulness-psychotherapy.co.uk
Website: www.bath-bristol-mindfulness-courses.co.uk

Chris Williams

AJA & UKCP Registered

Chris Williams is a Jungian analyst with a private practice in central Bath. He has been involved with various counselling and psychotherapy organisations for more than twenty years as a training therapist, supervisor, consultant and teacher. Originally, he trained with the Westminster Pastoral Foundation and then later with the Association of Jungian Analysts.

He works with individuals on a long term basis, but also does short term work if considered to be more appropriate.

He regularly gives seminars and papers to other professionals. Recent ones include: Money: currency of the unconscious; Minding the Gap: touching Time with Winnicott, Jung and Lacan; Film and Fairytales; Stories to practise by; The Truth is out there; Archetypes:the lives they lead us; Fathers, what are they good for?

A core faculty member on the new Jungian Analyst training for Qualified Psychotherapists in London, he teaches modules on: Film and the Imaginal; Synchronicity; Jungian Typology; and the Language of Analytical Psychology. He recently worked as a supervisor in St Petersburg, as part of a shuttle programme to help Russian psychotherapists qualify for individual membership of the International Association of Analytical Psychologists.

Address: Suite Three, 4/5 Bridge St Bath BA2 4AS

For an appointment or enquiries:
Telephone: 01225-463-054
Email: chris.williamsuk@virgin.net
Website: www.chriswilliamstherapy.com

Linda Patterson

SIP & BPC Registered

Linda Patterson is a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist with a Jungian background since 1988, having trained at the Severnside Institute for Psychotherapy in Bristol. She is a current and Founder Member of the Avon Counselling and Psychotherapy Service based in Bristol and Bath, and is a Member of the British Psychoanalytic Council, by whose Code of Ethics she abides. She is one of the Founder Members of the Analytic Network.

She sees adults for individual sessions on a short term or longer term basis, as well as offering individual or group supervision to other practitioners, having taught counsellors and psychotherapists in various trainings. She has given public lectures on how we change, dreams and the connection between psychotherapeutic ideas and current affairs.

She works from a consulting room in central Bath, near Pultney Bridge, and a few minutes walk from a multi-storey car park, Park and Ride set-down points, and the train and bus stations.

For an appointment or enquiries:
Telephone: 01225-463-054 (24 hour answer machine)
Email: lin@phonecoop.coop

Philippa Vick

UKCP registered

“It seems I have been involved in healing all my working life. I started out practicing remedial massage and then moved to traditional Chinese medicine - acupuncture and herbs. From there I trained as a psychotherapist and I have continued in this for the last twenty something years specialising in trauma and mindfulness based stress reduction. As such I am a UKCP registered psychotherapist, an EMDR registered practitioner and I have completed both stages of the Bangor University Mindfulness Teacher Training retreats. Most recently I have also completed Bangor's unfolding supervision of mindfulness teaching course.

In 2006 I started teaching the Eight Week Mindfulness course in Bath and soon afterwards in Bristol. I have a long association with Buddhism and the work of Bob Moore and have found that these naturally inform and influence both my therapeutic work and the MBSR/MBCT courses. For me my work is deeply rewarding, meeting people who like myself are trying to find a way to be with all the struggles of a challenging life and not be overwhelmed.”

I am located on Lansdown Hill. To make an appointment or book on a course:
Telephone: 07814-206-508 / 01225-445-532
Email: philippavick@tantraweb.co.uk
Website: www.philippavick.co.uk
Website: www.bath-bristol-mindfulness-courses.co.uk

Fiona Gardner

SIP (associate) &

BPC (retired member category)

 Fiona Gardner trained and worked as a social worker and then as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist for many years. She qualified with The Severnside Institute for Psychotherapy in 1990 and worked for the NHS, the voluntary sector and in private practice. She is now a non-practising associate member of SIP and does not offer psychotherapy. 

She does offer occasional consultations on work related issues and concerns.From 2004 -2010 Fiona worked as safeguarding advisor for a diocese in the Church of England. She also worked as award leader and supervisor of students undertaking counselling and psychotherapy research at Bath Spa University from 2001 until 2014. Fiona completed a training in spiritual direction and now offers spiritual direction to counsellors and psychotherapists (meetings are held 3-4 times a year).

She has published widely in psychotherapy and spirituality and is the author of the following books: Self-Harm (2001), Journeying Home (2004), The Four Steps of Love (2007) Researching, Reflecting and Writing about Work (2010),and Precious Thoughts (2011). Her latest book The Only Mind Worth Having, Thomas Merton and the Child Mind is to be published by Cascade Books in Winter 2016.

Fiona offers consultations on writing from course assignments to book proposals.

Further information is available at www.fionagardner.co.uk
Contact email: Fiona@chiltonbath.co.uk

Dr Jan Mojsa


Jan is a UKCP registered psychotherapist and supervisor. She is also an Endorsed Buddhist Chaplain (graduating under the guidance of Roshi Joan Halifax).

Originally trained as a drama teacher, she went on to work with young people in a variety of settings (including young offenders where reconciliation and reparation were used instead of imprisonment). She trained as a counsellor in the early 80’s and subsequently trained as a transpersonal psychotherapist utilising an integration of Jungian and Buddhist contemplative approaches.  Her doctorate focused on Non Duality, Spirituality and Psychotherapy. This reflects her lifelong interest in spiritual practice.

She is interested in the confluence and integration of a range of approaches but primarily rests in the quality of relationship and presence as a healing way in being with life and it’s many struggles. She continues to teach and has worked in a number of training organisations.

She has practice rooms in Bath (Odd Down) and also in Westbury (Wiltshire).

Tel:  07940 937267

Email: janmojsa@googlemail.com

Website: www.insightfulcompany.co.uk

Domini Barry B.A.(Hons) Dip. Dth



Arts Psychotherapy, just like any other form of therapy, helps improve emotional well-being by understanding more about feelings, relationships and why we behave in the way we do. It incorporates creativity through art, drama or play into the therapeutic process to help achieve this. Sessions usually involve talking as well as simple creative activities that help express feelings.

Trained in Arts Psychotherapy at the University of Hertfordshire, Domini has been working as a therapist for over 20 years. She works in schools, with parents and children with emotional and behavioural problems, both one-to-one and in small groups.  

She is particularly interested in perinatal mental health and runs arts-based psychotherapy groups for mothers with postnatal depression. Domini is part of the B&NES NHS Perinatal Emotional Wellbeing Partnership. Domini is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and is a full member of the British Association of Dramatherapists (BADth). She offers supervision and training workshops in Arts Psychotherapy, and her work has been published in the ‘Journal of Dramatherapy’.

Domini has given three talks for the Analytic Network on postnatal depression; working with adolescent boys excluded from school; and working with children in a mainstream Primary School. Domini sees adults and children in private practice from a therapy room in central Bath, 2 minutes’ walk from the train/bus station.

For more information, please visit www.dominibarry.com.

For an appointment or enquiries:

Telephone: (01225) 590841

Email: dominibarry@btopenworld.com

Website: www.dominibarry.com

Francis Deas Dip Psych

Francis Deas


Core Process Psychotherapist Francis Deas, having held a private practice for 23 years, has worked with people from a broad range of backgrounds on issues such as anxiety, self-esteem, relationship conflict, nervous breakdown, and bereavement.

Prior to this, a love of the natural beauty of wood led him to work as a successful craftsman-woodturner in Devon for 20 years. He became increasingly interested in counselling and therapy in the early 1980s, and completed the four-year postgraduate Psychotherapy training at the Karuna Institute.

 The Institute was one of the first to teach mindfulness-based psychotherapy and continues to train students from many parts of the world. Francis contributes to the training as a Supervisor for clinical year students and is a member of the Institute’s graduation and accreditation panel.

 Core Process Therapy integrates Western psychotherapeutic theories and techniques, with Buddhist psychology and basic mindfulness practices. It is a depth psychotherapy: taking account of our early formative and developmental experiences, and how this may influence us in our present lives.

 Therapy can be enjoyable as well as challenging and in this approach the client-therapist relationship is considered paramount in building a safe, supportive environment for our inner exploration.

“Muddy water, let stand, becomes clear”  Lao Tzu

His practice is based in a Wiltshire village 25 minutes from Bath (SN15 2JB), and there is ample parking available.

Enquiries welcome: Telephone: 07794738131 Email: francisdeas@yahoo.co.uk

Links: www.karuna-institute.co.uk www.ukcp.org.uk