Welcome to the website of Bath Psychotherapy Practice

Where I hope you may be encouraged to take the first step in finding the help you are looking for. I am a fully qualified, experienced and registered Psychodynamic Psychotherapist with a consulting room located in central Bath, two minutes' walk from Milsom Street (click to find it).


I am a Psychotherapist trained in individual, adult psychotherapy and counselling and can offer you a calm and confidential setting in which to talk and think about whatever you might be struggling with.

My approach is supportive, collaborative and explorative - it may take time, but together we will be able to gain an understanding of how you might be able to think, feel and live differently and not feel alone along the way.

No long waiting times. My private practice does not have the long waiting times you may have encountered in the NHS and I shall endeavour to see you within a week. 

Find out more. If you’d like to find out how working with a Psychotherapist may help you – including reading some real experiences from others – there is more to read below and to explore here.  Or simply call 01225 338069 or click make an appointment now. I offer appointments at the same time each week: mornings, afternoons and a few evenings. 

Melanie Bloxham B.A (Hons), PG Dip (Psych.) Member of the Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling ( FPC ) and the British Psychoanalytic Council ( BPC ).

Melanie Bloxham B.A (Hons), PG Dip (Psych.) Member of the Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling (FPC) and the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC).

My professional registrations: 

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What sort of problems can psychotherapy help me with?

8 Belmont, Lansdown Road, Bath, BA1 5DZ

8 Belmont, Lansdown Road, Bath, BA1 5DZ

I have experience of talking to people who have come to therapy for a wide variety of reasons. Something difficult may have happened in your life, or you may feel over-whelmed, unhappy or worried but you’re not sure why or how to change things – this is very usual. These are just some of the situations where therapy can help which you may relate to: 

  • stress at work or difficulties in couple relationships

  • anxiety or depression

  • bereavement or difficulty coping with a loss or separation

  • feeling that you are repeating patterns

  • finding it difficult to manage your feelings or behaviour

  • childhood or recent trauma

  • perinatal depression or birth trauma

  • sexual abuse

  • a sense of being lost or lonely

  • family conflicts or parenting difficulties

  • feeling hopeless or in despair

  • panic or compulsive behaviours

  • difficulty in finding or making good relationships

If you are suffering from something not listed here, do feel free to contact me to discuss your individual concerns. When we often keep things to ourselves, talking to someone may feel daunting, but to  find out why talking helps read more here

Positive reasons for considering therapy

Sometimes we are compelled by sadness or distress to seek help but there are positive reasons to talk to a therapist too. These might include:

  • I want to find or sustain a relationship

  • I want to make the most of my potential and who I am

  • I would like some emotional support as I embark on something new or challenging – e.g. new job, marriage or parenthood

  • I’ve decided it’s the right time to think about something that I haven’t felt able to face before

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From your first point of contact with me, everything between us would be completely confidential. Please be assured that my answer phone and email are completely private and I will respond to any messages promptly.           

What do I do now? An initial consultation

I understand that it can be hard to take the first step – either finding the time to focus on what is troubling you amidst the demands and distractions of a busy life or to find the hope that someone or something quite new to you could help.

An initial consultation as a first step before taking up more regular sessions is just that, the opportunity to come and meet me, share something about yourself and how you are feeling with me and to see how it feels. You may find it a relief. Simply call or email using the button below.

Even from the first session I felt better knowing that I was doing something about my unhappiness
— Elizabeth