Naomi Reeves (MBACP)
I am a counsellor and psychotherapist working in private practice from a room in the lovely Dartington Hall Estate. I am an integrative counsellor, which means that I draw from a number of different styles of counselling with the aim of tailoring the sessions to each client’s specific needs and hopes.
I aim to create a warm, trusting and collaborative relationship with my clients in which work can be planned and paced to each clients requirements, working as fast or as slowly as needed.
My core training was in Gestalt Counselling, which is a methodology that allows a flexible and creative approach, incorporating artwork, visualisations, work outside in nature and of course talking.
I also have training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, which is a systematic, focused and evidence based therapy, offering a structured approach that is very useful for people suffering from anxiety, phobias and generalised anxiety disorder.
As well as private practice I also work for Young Devon offering counselling to young people aged 13 to 23. This age group has presented me with new challenges, some of the presenting issues for this age group include self-harm, addictions and family issues as well as the general struggles of growing up and learning about the world.
I also have experience and training of working with victims of domestic abuse including sexual abuse, emotional abuse and physical abuse. In working with this client group I have learnt a lot about working with boundaries within relationships of all kinds, relationship issues in a broader sense, low self-esteem, low self-confidence, separation and divorce. I often felt privileged and moved to be a part of the growth and strengthening that occurred through the counselling work with theses clients.
Having completed the Cruse training in bereavement care I am comfortable working with grief, bereavement and loss in it's broadest sense.
Whilst training I worked at a GP’s surgery with clients experiencing a wide variety of difficulties including, anxiety, depression, health issues, disability, relationship issues, stress, postnatal depression, abortion, mental health, post traumatic stress disorder and terminal illness.
I offer individual counselling, couples counselling and counselling for young people.
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and work within their Ethical Framework.
Sessions are 1 hour and can be weekly, fortnightly or monthly depending on the client’s requirements.
I charge £45 per session and offer a concessionary rate of £25 per session.
I offer the first consultation session free of charge.
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapy
Diploma in Counselling
Advanced level Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Foundation in Bereavement Care
Level 3 Counselling Studies
Level 2 Counselling Studies
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
I operate a sliding scale between a concession rate of £25 and a full rate of £45 for a 1 hour session, this will be established in the initial consultation. I offer an initial consultation free of charge.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I am available to work daytimes, evenings and weekends. Please call to arrange a mutually convenient time.
Types of client