Wendy Savage - Exeter Counselling, Psychotherapy and CBT
11 Gandy Street
Counselling and Psychotherapy can help you to explore your thoughts and feelings in a safe space. Sometimes we all need to talk things over with someone outside of our friends and family. Someone who listens respectfully, with empathy and is non judgemental.
Counselling can help you to explore current or past issues which may be impacting your life or relationships. As your Counsellor, I will walk alongside you, offering support and helping you to unpick difficulties and find your way forward, to a more positive future.
It is perfectly natural to feel anxious about seeing a Counsellor for the first time. Like any other relationship, trust takes time to build. Hopefully you will find me warm, non-judgemental and approachable. In the first session we will explore the possibility of working together, and what you want from Therapy. It is also a good opportunity for you to get a sense of whether you would like to work with me and if you feel I am the right Therapist for you. It is really important you feel comfortable with me. 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 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 have a Humanistic Integrative approach to working. This means that I am skilled in using several different approaches and ways of working.
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.
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
I am currently taking modules in Relationship Counselling with Juliet Grayson whose training is endorsed by COSRT ( College of Sex and Relationship Therapy) This training will lead towards an Advanced Certificate in Relationship Therapy.
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 organisation.
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.
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
- 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
I also offer Skype Counselling and Supervision
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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 Couples
I also offer Clinical Supervision to other Therapists.
I charge £50 for 1.5 hours and £40 for 1 hour.
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),
The National Hypnotherapy Society (MHS Accred)
The National Counselling Society (NCS Accred)
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 AM/PM
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