Gerald Cash BSc (Hons) Registered MBACP

Gerald Cash BSc (Hons)  Registered MBACP

Paignton
Devon
TQ4

07426 056246 / 07426 056246

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Paignton
Devon
TQ4

07426 056246 / 07426 056246

About me

We all need help sometimes. Counselling offers a safe place to be yourself, be accepted for who you are and to explore yourself with another. It gives you the chance to talk about things you may never have spoken of before. Often clients say that it is the first time they have felt really listened to. I have experience of working with individuals, couples, families and children.

Counselling is learning about ourselves and just as with any other form of learning, we each have our own preferred way. For this reason I believe it is more beneficial to the client if the style of therapy used meets the needs of the client. This way of working is called ‘Integrative’ and is my preferred way of working. I have studied a variety of different therapies and have been trained to analyse clients’ presenting issues from a wide variety of approaches which enables a greater depth of understanding. I have experience of working with alcohol addiction, depression, phobias, bereavement, domestic abuse and violence, trauma, and with general mental health problems.   My university research was into domestic violence and abuse with particular reference to male victims and their families.

The first session is without charge and there is no obligation to continue with further sessions if you feel you would rather not. So you have nothing to lose and possibly a lot to gain.

Home visits can be arranged.

Training, qualifications & experience

BSc (First Class Hons) degree in Integrative Counselling.
NCFE Levels 2 & 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills and Theory
Served as committee member with The Forensic Therapists Association.
Junior school counsellor working with children as young as seven.
Chairman and founder of domestic violence charity operating a national help line.
McKenzie Friend
I provide training courses for those working in the area of domestic violence and abuse.

I have experience of working with alcohol addiction, anxiety, depression, phobias, bereavement, domestic abuse and violence, trauma, and with general mental health problems. My university research was into domestic violence and abuse with particular reference to male victims.

My practice is in Paignton, near the harbour. Free parking.

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Fees

Sessions last 50 minutes and the fee is £40.

Fees are negotiable depending on circumstances.

No extra fee for couples or families.

Early morning and evening sessions available.

Reduced rate for trainee counsellors.

Further information

Good friends can often be a wonderful support, but sometimes they may not seem to understand what you are saying, or you may feel ‘silly’ talking about the kind of things that are worrying you.

Counselling is confidential and offers a safe place to be yourself, be accepted for who you are and to work on yourself with another. No one will laugh at you, question what you are worried about, or tell you what to do.

All sorts of things can evoke emotions or strong feelings and we may not be aware of what they are, only that for some reason we may suddenly feel anxious, depressed, frightened, angry, tearful …. Sights, sounds and smells can trigger memories involuntarily.

If we are unaware of what is causing these changes in mood, it can be hard to put this into words, however much we may try. Does no one listen? ….. I will.

In counselling, often called talking therapy, the therapist listens to what is not said as well as what is. This helps to develop greater self-awareness and self-understanding.

With greater self-awareness, it is possible to recognise triggers which result in unease and tensions and to dispel them, enabling self-acceptance and more successful interactions with others.

Maps & Directions

Paignton, TQ4

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

Early morning and evening appointments are available in addition to day time appointments. Telephone counselling and home visits also available.

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme
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