Louise Deane Counsellor MBACP
I work with individuals around issues that are causing distress and parents around parenting issues. My initial qualification was in social work and I have worked in frontline settings in social care settings with children in care, post adoption, as well as working in CAMHS, education and in volunteer posts for charities. I have extensive knowledge and understanding of the impact of developmental trauma, separation and loss.
I understand that seeking and asking for help can feel frightening or like a weakness; I believe it is a brave step and asking for help is a strength.
So many of us have been told there are others who have much worse problems in the world, to stop thinking the thoughts you are having or just think positive; if it was that easy you would already feel better and because you don't feel better this can compound your difficulties.
I offer you a safe and nurturing environment to enable you to talk about the issues that have brought you to ask for help. We will meet and discuss what you want to achieve from support and what change you seek.
I believe that being impartial but supportive, and compassionate without judgement is a powerful agent for change helping you overcome the difficulties you are experiencing.
My counselling approach is Integrative which means I do not use one theoretical model but aspects of models and schools of thought. I like to think of this as having different tools to use, so it is a bit like having a toolbox. This means I can be creative and can use whatever we feel will be helpful.
My values are rooted in the person centred approach, where you will experience empathy, respect and acceptance. You will find I do not judge you; I am warm compassionate and will help you build trust.
Fundamentally I will be interested in you.
Relationships are tricky, they can be glorious but can also hurt, confound and/or disappoint us, they can also make us anxious and worried. Maybe relationships are hurting you or have hurt you; maybe you think you are not good at relationships. Or maybe you feel you do not even deserve to have good relationships.
I believe in relationships. I believe relationships can heal, but know this sounds tricky and challenging. I will help you with this. I will help you explore what it is that is so hard for you.
I offer supportive help to young people over 16, and adults who are suffering from difficulties with relationships and to those who suffer from anxiety and depression. These feelings can lead to intense feelings of being overwhelmed, low self esteem and interfere with our life and desire to achieve.
I also offer consultations and support to parents about the difficulties, challenges and feelings that are often experienced in the role. I work with adoptive parents, foster carers and those who are looking after children not born to them, such as step parents and those who have a Residence Order or are Special Guardians. My experience of different parenting roles is that it can bring up feelings of loss or highlight other difficulties we have thought had been forgotten or resolved. If during the consultation process there are issues that are better treated through another agency I will make the appropriate referral.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA Hons in Humanities;
Foundation in Family Therapy.
Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling;
Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy Levels 1&2.
As a member of the BACP I adhere to and work in accordance with the ethical framework.
I have enhanced DBS clearance.
I continue to train in areas in which I am interested and believe can help me help my clients.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
My sessions are an hour long.
I offer a reduced fee, £25 for the initial consultation during which we can explore what you would like to achieve. This is a time for you to ask any questions you may have. There is no obligation to proceed further, however should we decide to proceed we will talk about the number of sessions and the frequency, all of which can be reviewed.
Individual work is £40.
Parental support/consultation £50
I can offer reduced fees for trainee counsellors.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I am available in Chudleigh on Tuesday and Thursdays and in Totnes Wednesdays, and Friday mornings.
Types of client