About Counselling (Frome, Somerset)

My name’s Rod Boothroyd. Welcome.

I work from home in a beautiful room overlooking the garden. This is a peaceful and private space where we can work undisturbed and for as long as needed.

Our sessions can also be conducted over the phone, because much of the work is done by accessing the unconscious thoughts and feelings you have around an issue through your imagination.

All you need is a mobile or a phone with a cord which will allow you to stand up and move around a little as I guide you through the enjoyable and powerful processes we will use. (I don’t use Skype for this work because the visual input can be a distraction.)

Sessions tend to be longer than they are in conventional counselling. This allows for a deeper exploration of all aspects of the issues you want to explore and resolve. 

We can discuss what format would suit you before we commence our work together. Possibilities include a long introductory session of 4 hours or more, followed by shorter sessions on a weekly or fortnightly basis. Alternatively we can meet for two hours once a week or once a fortnight. We’ll work together to decide what will suit you best.

Sessions cost £60 per hour (that’s a full 60 minutes, not the shorter 50 minute hour offered by many therapists and counsellors). An optional extra is a detailed written report of each session that you can keep, to remind you of the material we have covered and give you some measure of how things are moving along.

A typical session would start with a discussion of what’s going on for you. This allows us to review progress and to discuss matters arising since our last session. We then consider what you would like to have happen today. 

We then move into the deeper work. You might have a clear objective for the session, or you may prefer to explore the different parts of yourself to discover how they interact and, more importantly, how they control your thoughts, feelings and behaviours.

Where you have emotional wounds or “baggage” from the past we will work to resolve these issues. Because of the dynamic nature of the work, this tends to happen much more quickly than it would during conventional “talking therapy” or counselling.

We take the work at the pace that suits you. If you’re already in a process of change, things can move very quickly. If you want to take things at a slower pace, that’s fine too.

From time to time I may suggest that you consider joining a workshop group. That would generally be a two-day weekend experience. This might be with me or with one of my colleagues; of course attendance is completely optional, and you are always free to decide whether or not this is right for you at the time.  

However, there’s a dynamic, supportive environment in a group which can really bring about deep transformation and “fix” it in place. Many people say these workshops are the most powerful personal growth experiences they have ever had. They certainly provide plenty of material to work on in ongoing individual sessions! 

These groups vary in price according to your financial situation, but an indication of the price range is £275 to £350. You can read more about such groups here (for men). Similar workshops are available for women in single gender groups, led by two female facilitators. We also have mixed groups, of roughly equal numbers of men and women, led by a male and female facilitator. Details can be supplied on request.

Counselling in Bath, Bristol, Westbury, Trowbridge, Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire and Somerset

The fact that the counselling work can take place by telephone means that even if you aren’t within travelling distance, we can work together. My office is located conveniently near the railway station in Frome, with easy access for counselling clients from Bath, Bristol, Bradford on Avon, Trowbridge, Westbury and nearby towns. If you live further afield, do please call, and we can discuss what might be possible.