Psychotherapy Bath

Awareness & freedom

For each person the focus of therapy will be different. It may be relationship dynamics, patterns of thinking, coping with particular emotions. Whatever that point may be, we will be able to explore that together and move towards awareness, understanding & freedom.

Psychotherapy Bath

Doug Vaughan MA ADIP UKCP reg

I am an Integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor. As an Integrative Psychotherapist I am informed by different schools of thinking. This helps me to respond to a person’s needs by going beyond a one-size-fits-all approach. My Bath psychotherapy practices both offer Integrative therapy for many issues, including anxiety, depression, addiction, compulsive disorders and trauma.
I currently work as part of a clinical group (add link to my clinical partners profile), in private practice and deliver mindfulness training – weekly groups and 1:1. My psychotherapy work can be short-term or more open ended. This depends on the presenting issue and what you would like from the therapy. This would be considered during the first session.


• Turning Point Counsellor 2006-2010
• LifeWorks Addiction Treatment Centre 2007-2011
• Munro Centre at Guy’s NHS hospital 2011 – 2013
• Regents College Therapy Centre 2011 – 2013
• Clinical Partners psychotherapist 2013 - present
• Private Practice 2013 – present
• The Mindfulness Project 2014 – present


I am mainly influenced by humanistic and existential schools of psychotherapy, along with attachment theory. I see real value in mindfulness as a means by which to develop awareness of thought, feeling and the body…to come back to being in the present moment.


Sessions in Bath:


• MA in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling, Regents College.
• Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling, Regents College.
• Trained in the use of EMDR as a means of treating trauma and processing other emotional blockages.
• Mindfulness Training: 6 week residential training retreat with Alan Wallace and Paul Ekman.
• MBSR Teacher Training Retreat with Bangor University.
• I am an accredited member of the UK Council of Psychotherapy (UKCP) and work in accordance with their ethical guidelines.
• Certificate in CBT skills with Dr Michael Worrell.

My Bath psychotherapy practices

Psychotherapy does not have a magic cure for psychological suffering. There is inevitably a degree of struggle that is natural in the course of living. However we can recognise when that gets out of balance and becomes something else. That may be the time when we ask for some help or support. Just as we create the conditions for physical healing by cleaning a wound and dressing it, so in psychotherapy we can explore the existing conditions of a person’s way of living and see how that is resulting in suffering. We do not ‘do’ the healing but rather it occurs where the necessary conditions for personal growth are provided. Often we build up whole ways of being around avoiding our inner thorns but, at some point, these ways create only more difficulties. We consider how conditions for struggle are occurring and reflect on what well-being entails for you as a person. Details and directions can be found on my venues page.

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