Arlette Beyer - Registered MBACP, AdvDipCouns, BEd (Hons), AdvDipEd (Open) ,
Hello and welcome. Thank you for taking the time to read my profile. If you are stressed, anxious, depressed, grieving or experiencing other difficulties or challenges in your life and are looking for a warm, caring, compassionate and confidential space in which to talk about and explore these issues, then you have come to the right place. Please do ring or email me if you would like to discuss further how, or whether I am able to help you.
How I work
Trained as an integrative counsellor, I work in a down-to-earth, client-led way. My approach is calm, gentle and unthreatening, providing you with a place in which you can feel safe and accepted for who you are and where anything you bring is treated with respect and is held in confidence, according to the terms of the BACP Code of Ethics.
Whether you are experiencing a major challenge, or just need some time and space to make some small changes in your life, you will be accepted in an understanding and non-judgemental manner. We will work together to build up a relationship of trust, through which you feel safe to work on and through your difficulties, so that the possibility of new choices and a way ahead can become clear for you. We will work together in the way and at the pace that is right for you, through talking and deep listening, through using a range of creative interventions, such as art therapy or sand tray therapy, or perhaps through a more directly educational approach such as CBT if you prefer.
Working with children
Having had a long career in education as a teacher with all age groups, in main stream and in special needs, I also specialise in working with children and young people.
If your child is perhaps, highly anxious, experiencing problems at school, or exhibiting challenging behaviour, I can provide them with an empathic, independent space to explore and unlock confusing feelings, thoughts and sensations about themselves and their world Through the use of play and creative therapy techniques your child will have a space to talk about, explore and play out their thoughts, feelings and worries with a skilled and empathic practitioner, enabling them to develop tools and strategies to live their lives more healthily and happily. With young children, it is sometimes helpful to work together with other family members.
Working with older children and adolescents
For older children and teenagers, life can be very confusing. Perhaps you are feeling anxious about school, future choices, friendships, family relationships or sex or gender issues. You might be feeling like you don't "fit in", and perhaps have resorted to coping methods which may be harmful to you. You might even be feeling as though life is not worth living and you cannot see a future for yourself. Or perhaps you would just like a place of your own to be able to think and make sense of your world with someone independent, who will listen to you, and take your feelings and thoughts seriously. We can work together to help you find more healthy ways of thinking and coping and communicating.
I hold an Enhanced CRB check and hold a level 3 safeguarding certificate to ensure your protection and I am committed to Continuing Professional Development and regular Clinical Supervision to ensure that I am constantly learning, keeping up to date with the latest developments and research and to ensure I am practising safely and ethically. I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their code of ethics at all time.
Training, qualifications & experience
- B Ed (Hons) - Charlotte Mason College of Education, Lancaster University
- Advanced Diploma in Education (Open) - O.U. (in child development)
- Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling - Dartmoor Centre of Counselling and Psychotherapy
- Professional Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People - Dartmoor Centre of Counselling and Psychotherapy
I currently work as a school counsellor in several local schools and in private practice with children, young people and adults.
In addition, I am a sessional counsellor for Checkpoint, (The Children's Society) in Torquay, working with children and young people 8-18.
I have over 25 years experience in teaching children and young people from the ages of 3 to 16, in a variety of educational settings, home and abroad, including hospital and outreach teaching.
I began my counselling career working for Childline as an online and telephone counsellor.
Recent relevant training in:
- Child sexual exploitation
- Substance misuse
- Working with anger
- Safeguarding vulnerable adults
- Working with puppets to help children tell their stories
- Working creatively with children and young people impacted by sexual abuse
- Safeguarding children and young people
- Working with Trans-identified and Trans-historied Clients
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Gender dysphoria
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Pregnancy and birth
My fee is £40 for a full hour. Daytime/Evening appointments available.
Please phone or email me to arrange an initial introductory session where we can discuss your needs in more detail and enable you to meet me before committing to anything
Reduced rates are available for counsellors in training.
Short or long term counselling undertaken.
Maps & Directions
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