Psychotherapy & Creative Mentoring

with Tessa Strickland
MA Cantab, BWY

I first became interested in psychotherapy as a young mother, over thirty years ago. Motherhood was changing and redefining my response to life and I needed to make sense of my inner landscape. It worked. This was the start of a lasting fascination with soul work. Areas in which I specialise are recovery from depression, including post-natal depression; fulfilling creative potential; living with eating disorders; navigating change in close relationships and living with bereavement or loss.

I have travelled extensively and lived in France, Switzerland, Italy and Japan. I have a particular interest in inter-cultural relationship and the ways in which cultural background helps to forge our sense of identity.

I trained in Core Process Psychotherapy at the Karuna Institute, Devon. I practise as an accredited UKCP member and adhere to the council’s code of ethics. I also hold a Masters Degree in Classics from Cambridge University and a BWY (British Wheel of Yoga) accreditation as a yoga teacher. My work is regularly supervised, in accordance with UKCP requirements.

Core Process Psychotherapy is an integrative and humanistic model, grounded in the Buddhist understanding of mind. This understanding is combined with the insights of contemporary western psychotherapy and neuroscience.

I practise from my home in a peaceful area of north-east Somerset, six miles south of Bath. I also run a clinic in the city centre.


"There is a light that shines beyond all things on earth, beyond us all, beyond the heavens, beyond the highest, the very highest heavens. This is the light that shines in your heart"

— Chandogya Upanishad