Arlette Beyer - Registered MBACP, AdvDipCouns, BEd (Hons), AdvDipEd (Open) ,
I offer a warm, caring, compassionate and confidential service to children, young people and adults, who may be experiencing a range of difficulties and challenges in their lives.
Trained as an integrative counsellor, I work in a down-to-earth, client-led way. My approach is calm, gentle and unthreatening and while I base my practice in a person-centred methodology, I am able to integrate a range of psychotherapeutic methods and interventions and employ creative strategies, depending on your needs and preferred ways of working.
For adults, I aim to provide 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.
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.
For younger children, through using a range of play and creative therapy strategies, counselling can provide a space to explore and unlock confusing feelings, thoughts and sensations about themselves and their worlds. It is a place where these can be met unconditionally and with empathy, giving the child the chance to really be heard and be taken seriously, enabling them to understand their feelings and develop strategies to live their lives more healthily. With young children, it is sometimes helpful to work together with other family members.
For older children and teenagers, life can be very confusing. Perhaps you are feeling anxious about work, future choices, friendships or family relationships. 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 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, Torquay.
I have 30 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:
- Safeguarding children and young people
- 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
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Gender dysphoria
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
My fee is £40 for a full hour. Daytime/Evening appointments available.
Please phone or email me to arrange an initial half hour introductory session.
Reduced rates are available for counsellors in training.
Short or long term counselling undertaken.
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