My name is Siobhan Farrimond and I am a psychotherapist in training, practising in Salisbury and the surrounding area. I work with adults, exploring the issues they feel may be causing them difficulty or preventing their sense of joy, connection and ability to make positive changes. It can be daunting to approach a therapist, but I offer therapy that is compassionate, confidential and non-judgemental.
My training is a Masters in Integrative Psychotherapy. This means I draw on many approaches to help understand patterns of thinking and the ways in which we relate to ourselves and others. I believe the breadth of my training and experience allows me to work in a flexible way that meets your unique, individual needs.
My background is working with communities in public service. It taught me that difficult experiences are hard to bear because we often have to bear them alone but also because they impact how we live with others. I bring this idea to my psychotherapeutic work, striving to get a sense of my clients’ whole experience. I try to understand and value their unique, individual experience and the parts of them that might feel entwined with family, cultural heritage or community.
I have professional training in mindfulness techniques and believe our minds and bodies are deeply connected. If it feels useful to my client, part of our work could consider how what we feel emotionally relates to what we feel physically. In my experience, exploring emotion as an embodied experience can lead to greater self-awareness, self-compassion and self-care.
As well as offering psychotherapy in Salisbury, I have worked for the Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling (BCPC) Low Cost Service, providing short to medium term counselling for adults facing a wide range of difficulties.
I have helped clients who have experienced:
- Lack of motivation or direction
- Finding life too difficult to manage
- Relationship difficulties
- Traumatic life events
- Feeling lost and empty
- Sexual abuse
- Disordered eating and difficulties with body image
Code of Ethics
I am a member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapists (UKCP), the leading organisation in training, accreditation and the regulation of psychotherapists in the UK. I am also in training under the Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling (BCPC). My work adheres to the stringent codes of practice and ethics of both organisations.
I am committed to providing inclusive mental health and wellbeing support as detailed in my diversity and equality statement.