, Counsellor in Colyton
I am a fully qualified counsellor working in Exeter and East Devon. I believe the most important part of my work is the relationship between me and my clients, enabling them to feel really heard and not judged as they work to understand themselves and make real changes. Everyone has the right to be happy and I work to help people achieve this. I provide a safe and confidential space where people are able to unravel their thoughts and work at solutions. I am warm, empathic and down to earth. I am not afraid to gently challenge my clients, offering different perspectives, to help them achieve their goals.
Background & Qualifications
I have a degree in Psychology and a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
I am a qualified teacher and used to work in IT/Business training before re-training as a counsellor.
I believe my specialism is the relationship between me and my clients. People often come to see me about one issue and soon find they are wanting to work at something totally different so feel having a wide range of experience, both professionally and personally, help me to help my clients.
I have worked in bereavement support for a hospice and also for a befriending service.
I have an interest in body confidence issues, especially for people who have been long-term dieters. Have a look at my article on my website which explains more.
Approach to Therapy & How I Work
I use an Integrative approach which is based on the premise that my clients work towards solutions with me working alongside them. I really believe the relationship between us is what will enable this to happen and will use other resources when I think they will be useful. My main training is in Person Centred Counselling but I use theories and tools from other theories including CBT, Psychodynamic and Gestalt.
Therapies & Rates
Please note the rates detailed below are there to give you an idea of the therapists standard rates, we strongly advise you contact the therapist for more detailed rates and any offers they may have.
|Counselling||In Person||£40 per 60 minutes|
Additional Rate Information
I charge £20 for the first session to give us a chance to get to know each other and see if we would work well together.