Wendy Savage - Exeter Counselling, Psychotherapy and CBT
11 Gandy Street
Counselling and Psychotherapy can provide the space you need to talk about any issues you are facing.
Sometimes we all need to talk things over with someone outside of our friends and family, to share thoughts and feelings which we may feel unable to express with those close to us.
Counselling can help you to explore current or past issues which may be impacting your life or relationships. As your Counsellor, my role is to facilitate our work together in ways that respect your values and beliefs.
Some people use the term Psychotherapy to describe a deeper and longer term way of working, sometimes exploring the impact that childhood experiences have on present day life. I am comfortable in working with both the here and now and also with the past.
I am a warm, real and down to earth person. I have a wealth of real life experience as well as qualifications. I have been working therapeutically with people for over 10 years.
I work with a whole spectrum of life issues including but not limited to, Anxiety, Work Related Stress, Bereavement, Low Self Esteem, Domestic Violence, Trauma, PTSD, Sexual Abuse, Sexuality, LGBT, Autism, Relationship Difficulties, Addiction, Eating Disorders, OCD and Depression
In our first session we will explore the possibility of working together, and what your therapeutic goals are. It is also a good opportunity for you to get a sense of whether you would feel comfortable with me as your Therapist. Sessions are usually weekly and last 1 hour. You may prefer to have a fixed time and day for us to meet or you may prefer some more flexibility to fit in with childcare and work commitments.
I have my own private room in Central Exeter, where I provide a calm, safe space in a supportive and confidential setting.
I am an Accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist with BACP (’MBACP Accred’). This means that I have achieved a substantial level of approved training, experience and my practice has been deemed to meet the standard for a competent, ethical and independent practitioner.
I have an up to date DBS check and am fully insured.
I hold a Diploma in Creative CBT, working with the link between thoughts, feelings and behaviour and how our perceptions and beliefs affect our lives. I will work with you to assist you to find more helpful ways of managing limiting thoughts and beliefs and help to reduce stress, anxiety and Depression.
In addition to working with individuals I also work with couples,In a supportive environment, we can work together to improve communication and learn how to safely express anger and frustration. Relationship Counselling can deepen your understanding of each other and help you to relate to each other in a more positive way.
Even if things don’t change, Counselling can help you to gain a different perspective on things or help you to decide on the best course of action needed to move forward.
Sometimes talking to someone outside the relationship can be helpful.I will not take sides or judge either party. My role is to help you to understand each other better by being non judgemental, helping you both to feel heard and supported.
EMDR is one of the NICE recommended psychological therapies for treating PTSD
It can also be used to treat - Traumatic Memories, Pain, Depression, Addictions, Phobias, Grief and Anxiety and many more issues.
Training, qualifications & experience
PG Certificate in Counselling Supervision - CPCAB
Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling - CPCAB
Diploma In Therapeutic Counselling - CPCAB
Diploma In Creative CBT- Dartmoor College
Diploma in MCBT
Transactional Analysis 101 - IRON MILL
NLP Certified Practitioner - INLPTA
Diploma In Hypnotherapy (accredited by Royal College of Nursing)
Professional Qualification Therapeutic use of Mindfulness - British Mindfulness Institute
Working with LGBT Clients - Living and Life Counselling
Certificate in Therapeutic Coaching - NCFE
EMDR Therapist - EMDR Academy
Advanced Certificate in Relationship Therapy - Inter-Action ( Endorsed by COSRT)
Before I qualified as a Counsellor, I was a full time Carer for my 2 sons who are on the Autistic Spectrum and later for my Husband who lives with Bipolar Disorder. They taught me a lot about Empathy, Gratitude, Tolerance and Compassion.
I have also volunteered at these charities and organisations.
CRUSE - Offering Counselling & Support to bereaved clients
SAMARITANS - Providing Telephone support to distressed and suicidal callers.
CHILDLINE - Supporting and Counselling children and young people
ACTION FOR CHILDREN - I created and ran the Counselling service for parents and service users.
RECOVERYLINK - I provided a counselling service for a local drug and alcohol agency
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am an approved therapist with Anxiety UK and am registered with several EAP Providers for short term solution focussed work.
I also work with Anxiety and Stress in Students and work related stress
I also offer Skype Counselling and Supervision
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
- Gestalt therapy
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I offer daytime and evening appointments.
Short and long term Therapy available.
My fees are £40 an hour for Individuals and £50 for Couples
I also offer Clinical Supervision to other Therapists.
I charge £50 for 1.5 hours and £40 for 1 hour.
Concessions of £30 per hour and £40 for 1.5 hours for Counselling students
WHERE I WORK
My own private room is on the first floor at "The Haven" 11 Gandy Street ( Next to Hatt's Restaurant) which is just off the High St in Central Exeter. It is on most Bus routes and very close to Central Station and local Car Parking.
Because I have my phone switched off when working with clients, please leave a message, text or email and I will get back to you in less than 24 hours.
If you have any questions, please get in touch. All enquiries are very warmly welcomed.
I am a Registered and Accredited member of BACP - MBACP (Accred),
A senior Accredited member of The National Counselling Society
The National Hypnotherapy Society (MHS Accred)
Student member of EMDR UK & Europe
I also offer Counselling and Supervision by Skype. This needs to be paid for in advance by paypal. to find out more please visit my website
TESTIMONIALS FROM CLIENTS
Thank you so very much for all the care and support you have given me. You have played a big part towards my recovery. I will always remember you. Keep up the good work. – J. Exeter
Thank you for all the listening, care and support. The work you do is wonderful. – T. Exeter
I just wanted to write and thank you for all your help at a difficult time for me. Things are much better now and I have just returned to work – V. Exeter
Thank you for helping me get my strength back – A. Torbay
- Also registered with Therapy Directory
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Monday - Friday - 10am - 8pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I like to see Supervision as a collaborative relationship between two professionals. Regular Supervision is a requirement of being a member of a professional body and is important to maintain a professional and ethical practice. Supervision also gives you the opportunity to reflect on your feelings and thoughts when discussing your work with a client. .View supervision profile