Cheryl Barthorpe MBACP (Registered) Professional Counselling Service
I am a professional Counsellor and Supervisor, registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP), working within their ethical framework, for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I offer confidential counselling, in a safe and relaxed environment, with flexible appointment times during the daytime, evenings, and weekend. I am non-judgemental, understanding and respectful, and believe that the relationship between counsellor and client is central to the work. Counselling can be short term or longer term, dependent on your requirements.
I will provide you with a supportive and private environment, where you can share your concerns in a confidential and safe place, exploring and clarifying problems and possible solutions. Counselling is about being able to share how you feel about yourself and others and having your feelings heard and respected. It can help you to recognise and to draw on your own strengths and resources, in order to deal with life's challenges in a positive way that is right for you.
Counselling is not about giving advice, but together exploring ways of finding your own answers, making the right choices for yourself, thereby empowering yourself. It can help to clarify and gain a clearer understanding of your problem, a different perspective, and to develop effective coping skills/tools for the future as well as the present.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BACP Registered Member on Accredited Register
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Level 4 (CPCAB)
P.G. Diploma in Supervision
Certificate in Counselling Theory Level 3 (CPCAB)
Certificate in Counselling Skills Level 2 (CPCAB)
Certificate in Basic Counselling Level 1
Cruse Bereavement Certificate
Cruse Supervision Course
Introduction to Couples Counselling
Anger Management Course
I have experience in counselling adults and young people, with varying issues, such as Relationship and Behavioural difficulties, Communication, Low Self-esteem, Bullying, Depression, Anger Management and Bereavement and Loss, there being a great many forms of loss besides bereavement.
I also have experience in Couples counselling, enhancing their communication and listening skills, so better to communicate with and understand each other.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Couples counselling
Losses - incl. bereavement, retirement, redundancy, relationship, children leaving home, loss of pets(bereavement)
Carers/Caring for someone
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
£35 per Hour Session: ONE TO ONE
£40 per Hour Session: COUPLES.
If you have decided for yourself that you would like to do something about a certain issue/anxiety in your life, and feel that you need some confidential and non judgemental support, then take that next step forward and get in touch, and we can discuss it further.
I have a small room in Dawlish, where I can meet you one to one or as a couple, and in certain circumstances I can visit you at your home, dependent on distance; this may incur travel costs. Sessions last for one full hour.
Supervision: I also offer one to one Supervision, and I work from an Integrative background. I have supervised since 2008 and I have a P.G. Diploma in Supervision (2013) and I also completed a Cruse Supervision Course in 2008. Sessions are usually a minimum of 1.5 hours per month, in compliance with BACP guide lines and dependent on your client hours, at £40 per hour, or £30 per hour for student counsellors. I also offer supervision via Skype or phone.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Week Days, Evenings and Saturdays
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I have a P.G.View supervision profile