Geoff Green (Dip Counselling & Psychotherapy, BSc Hons) - BACP registered
5A Fore Street
Exeter Natural Health Centre
83-84 Queen Street
01803 849330 / 07734 364362
Counselling has been vital to me, with childhood and relationship issues, and I feel passionate about offering good quality support for you too.
Being accepted as you are, listened to with careful attention and respect, supports a deeper connection with your feelings, thoughts and behaviours. This can allow different choices in your life, and resolve long held beliefs.
We explore together, developing trust as we go. As the expert on your own life, you take the lead, describing whatever you feel needs attention, at a pace you choose. I'll listen without judging, and respond to you openly and honestly. I trust your potential to grow in your own way, towards the life you want.
I aim to support you with whatever your concern, or whatever your level of distress. I have my own support networks, so you can focus on yourself. Since I'm independent you may feel freer to speak than with others.
As a member of BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) I work to their strong ethical framework. Regular supervision supports my work.
I offer sessions at therapy centres in Exeter and Totnes. I also have a little availability some evenings from a room in Littlehempston, 2 miles north of Totnes. Full details including directions and maps are on the "where I work" page of my website. If you are unable to leave home, or would find access to the centres challenging, call me to discuss alternatives - telephone / Skype counselling, or perhaps me visiting you at home.
Training, qualifications & experience
I qualified from a BACP accredited and strongly Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy training at Warwick University in 2005, a course that stimulated a great deal of soul searching, and ultimately more of a willingness to relax and be an imperfect human being. Sometimes, at least!
I've seen varied private clients, worked in a University and a Sixth Form college counselling service, and done work for Age Concern, Terence Higgins Trust, and a domestic violence project.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Pregnancy and birth
My standard fee is £45 for a 1hr session, with some flexibility for financial difficulties – see the fees page on my website.
A reduced price first meeting of £30 means you can test for yourself how it feels to talk with me, for a relatively modest financial investment.
NEXT STEPS TO WORKING WITH ME
Simply contact me (call, text or email) to ask any questions, or to see how it feels to communicate with me. I may have short notice space available, so we can soon meet, at a clinic or by Skype/phone. We'll talk about your aims for our sessions, and book ahead when you're ready.
MORE ON MY BACKGROUND AND ATTITUDE TO COUNSELLING
I began working as a therapist in 2004. Since the early 1990s, Person-Centred Counselling and other therapies have opened up new horizons in my life, inspiring me to train in them myself.
I believe that you (like me) have great potential which will emerge naturally given the right chance. I seek to nurture that potential in you.
WHAT HAPPENS AND DOESN'T HAPPEN DURING SESSIONS
During counselling you may find a new perspective on your feelings, on your beliefs, and how you interact with others and with yourself. This includes how these things have been shaped over time by events and other people around you.
This process can be challenging, though I aim to help make it manageable. Commitment and patience are helpful, potentially bringing the gift of a more fulfilled life.
Counselling isn't about giving advice. It's a shared process which helps you connect more deeply with yourself - the things that need attention in order for change to naturally happen tend to show themselves.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytimes, evenings, and some Saturday mornings.
Types of client