Caroline Nottage BA (Hons) Counselling/Psychotherapy, Registered MBACP (Accred)
Chelston Wellbeing Centre
38-40 Walnut Road
I am a Person Centred Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor with a practice based in Totnes, Dartmouth and Torquay, Devon.
As an Accredited Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP (Accred) 030715), I also have an honours degree (BA) in Person Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy from the University of Warwick and a diploma in Clinical Supervision.
Having gained experience in general counselling, within primary care in a GP surgery, I have a private practice and I also specialise in working with adult survivors of childhood abuse.
I have recently worked part time with the NHS IAPT Depression and Anxiety Service (DAS) in Exeter, providing Counselling for Depression (CfD) and clinical supervision for their Voluntary Counselling Service, including students on placement.
I also provide supervision, both group and 1-2-1, for CentrePeace, a charity based in Paignton and work with Hammet Street Consulting, The Priory Group, Aviva and Validium as a counselling affiliate.
I practice counselling and psychotherapy out of the Chelston Centre in Chelston, Torquay and at the Flavel centre in Dartmouth most week days and evenings or Saturday mornings. I also have access to therapy rooms in Totnes.
I have experience of both short term and long term therapy, working with general anxiety, depression, stress, difficulties in family relationships, physical health problems and their impact on your mood, loss and bereavement, coping with ageing and anxiety around death, difficulties with partner relationships, childhood abuse and its impact on you now, lack of confidence and self esteem, suicidal thoughts, loneliness, the impact of ill health in the family, the impact of court cases on your life.
I practice within the BACP ethical frameworks, which also includes regular clinical supervision to help validate and develop my work.
What could counselling help you to do?
- Make changes in your life
- Make sense of where you are
- Identify the choices you have for change
- Increase your self-awareness
- Acquire more independence
- Feel more confident and content
- Face your future with more optimism
Back in control.
Counselling is at its most effective when approached with total honesty, building a relationship and feeling safe with your counsellor is very important and all sessions are carried out in strict confidence. Boundaries are kept to protect both counsellor and client to ensure an ethical practice is followed, as laid down by the BACP.
Counselling can help you to become more aware of how you react in certain situations and this in turn can give you the power to choose - to continue to act in that way or not - to do something differently. This can have a positive effect on the way you choose to behave or react to things around you.
Working through obstacles that may stand in your way of making effective change and discussing sensitive issues can be hard work and is often emotionally draining. The level of change you may notice in yourself can vary from week to week and from person to person.
My private practice is based in Torquay and Dartmouth and Totnes within easy reach of Brixham, Paignton, Babbacombe, Newton Abbott and Teignmouth.
It is also possible to arrange sessions using SKYPE.
If you would like to discuss any of this further, you can contact me, by phone or email or through my website via the link above.
Training, qualifications & experience
2015 Diploma in Clinical Supervision
2014 Accredited member BACP
2013 BA (Hons) Person Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy, University of Warwick
2012 Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society
2011 Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
2011 FdA Personal Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy, University of Warwick
2010 Working with survivors of sexual abuse, National Open College Network
2009 Certificate in Personal Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy, University of Warwick
TA101 - Transactional analysis
Suicide and suicidal ideation
Mindfulness based CBT
Hamlet on the couch - Shakespeare and psychotherapy
Counselling and psychotherapy with clients who misuse drugs and alcohol
Sexually speaking - overview of working with clients who have addiction issues, specifically sex addiction
Update on counselling and psychotherapy with clients who have been emotionally, physically or sexually abused
Brains, Bombs and Baddies - understanding post traumatic stress disorder and the long term effects on the brain in survivors of abuse and conflict.
Creative approaches to working with clients in Person Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy
COMBAT - Raising awareness in trafficking
Counselling and psychotherapy with clients who have psychological disorders and mental health issues
Practising existential psychotherapy
The theory and practice of mindfulness and compassion focused therapy
Pre death counselling
Working at relational depth
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
Other areas of counselling I deal with
One hour sessions can be arranged at Chelston Well Being Centre in Walnut Road, Chelston, Torquay and at the Flavel centre in Dartmouth, most week days and evenings or Saturday mornings. I also have access to therapy rooms in Totnes.
Fees are £45.00 per 60 minute session and we can discuss concessions for students and according to income.
I also provide Clinical Supervision to counsellors and psychotherapists.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Most week days and evenings 8.45 am to 8pm and Saturday mornings
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I provide Supervision based around the Hawkins and Shohet Seven Eyed Model which helps to ensure all aspects of the client/counsellor/supervisor relationship are discussed, including any organisational context for either counsellor or supervisor.View supervision profile