New Leaf Life Design Counselling and Supervision
New Leaf Life Design
The Coach House Suites
07590684888 / 07590684888
New Leaf Life Design is a vibrant counselling service offering qualified and professional counsellors in Minehead, Glastonbury, Taunton, Yeovil, Wellington, Bridgwater and Wiveliscombe. We are also offering employee assistance programmes across Somerset and Devon. Counsellor supervision is also available in our Taunton office.
Our counselling service is rated by our clients, 87% said that they had found counselling Very Useful in helping with their problems and concerns. 92% rated counselling from New Leaf as Very Good
The counselling service at New Leaf is designed to give you:
- Focused, modern counselling from an experienced, qualified therapist
- Improved self-esteem and self-confidence leading to better personal and professional relationships
- Greater awareness of how to address your anger and stress as well as that of the people you work with
- Increased ability to understand your feelings and how to express them appropriately
- More power to manage situations in your home and work life
- Skills to help you cope with life's event
- Skills to help you with stress management
Counselling at New Leaf offers a supportive relationship in which you explore any issue at your own pace. Importantly, you are accepted for who you are. Counselling at New Leaf can help you see difficulties more objectively and express your feelings, helping you come to terms with new or past experiences. It can be part of a growing process enabling you to change unwanted feelings. Many people see counselling as an opportunity to undertake personal development in a safe environment – it not necessary to have a “problem” to find counselling useful.
Here is a short video where I talk about our work and services
We are in demand for counselling to help people with relationship problems, bereavement issues and couple counselling. We can support you with a range of issues you may want to explore.
Training, qualifications & experience
Taunton Counsellors Jan Walker and Becky Wright
- Diploma in Supervision – Bath Centre for Psychotherapy & Counselling (BCPC)
- Diploma in Humanistic & Integrative Psychcotherapy – Bath Centre for Psychotherapy & Counselling (BCPC)
- Theraputic Groupwork and Leadership – Loughborough University
- Foundation Course in Family Therapy – Accredited by The National Association for Family Therapy
- Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling – Somerset Psychodynamic Counselling Centre
With more than 17 years experience of working with families and supporting professional staff as a manager and consultant working for large Children’s Charities in Children Centres, Jan is also able to support and empower parents who are struggling to manage their children’s challenging behaviour. Jan can offer couple counselling to help with relationship issues.
- Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling awarded by the University of Bristol
- MSc in Counselling Research awarded by the University of Bristol February
- Diploma in individual and group supervision – CASCADE 2008
- MBACP Senior Accredited Counsellor
Much of Becky Wright’s experience has grown from her work within the prison service. Involved in teaching assertiveness, drug, alcohol and stress management courses to inmates, she also delivered Post Traumatic Stress Counselling to Somerset Probation Service Offenders and serving military personal. Becky started New Leaf in 1992. She is a Senior Accredited BACP qualified counsellor and supervisor based in Taunton Somerset. She is a therapist who coaches and has developed an integrated process called Life Design.
Bridgwater Counsellor Lyn Willcox
- MBACP (Accred).
- UKRCP (Reg).
- P.G. Dip (Counselling)
Lyn’s aim is to assist you to see your life more clearly and to help you make choices and decisions. Lyn is also a counsellor at a college of further education, in addition to this she also works for two charities, the first is called SignHealth who offer counselling to Deaf clients through the use of British Sign Language, the second charity is The Long Boat Home.
Glastonbury Counsellor Stephanie Groves
- Certificate in Counselling at Openings in Bath
- BCPC Diploma in Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy
- UKCP Registered Psychotherapist
Stephanie has over 20 years experience of working with individuals, couples and families. She has worked in the NHS and as a Senior Assessment Counsellor in a University.
She has led a variety of groups ranging from Assertiveness Training, to on-going long term Psychotherapy groups. She has a wide experience of working with a range of issues, including mental and physical illness, depression, eating disorders, anxiety, anger management, addiction and trauma. Stephanie can offer New Leaf clients counselling who are within easy reach of Wells, Glastonbury and Bristol.
Stephanie can offer couple counselling to help with relationship issues.
Wiveliscombe Counsellor Helena Trump
- Advanced Diploma in TA (Clinical application)
- Certificate in Advanced Professional Studies in TA (Bath Spa University)
- MBACP ITA
Helena Trump, is a Transactional Analytic (TA) Counsellor and Psychotherapist, who qualified in 2001 with an Advanced Diploma in Transactional Analysis (Clinical application).
Since that time she has worked in both the Public and Private sectors, with Individuals, Groups, Adolescents, and Couples. For six years she facilitated a Meditation Group, and from time to time a Womens Group. Her underlying interest has always been to help people to communicate effectively at all levels, and thus move on in their lives.
Yeovil Counsellor Sally Barmes
UKCP registered, MBACP
Sally Barmes is our Yeovil based counsellor. She is a registered psychotherapist and counsellor and has been working in this field since 1996. She helps clients with issues such as depression and self-esteem, bereavement and loss, relationship difficulties with partners, parents and children, panic attacks, stress and anxiety, addiction and eating disorders, trauma, life changes. She has some specialist knowledge of Asperger’s Syndrome. Having trained as an integrative body psychotherapist, she is also skilled at enabling clients to understand illness and physical pain (real and/or psychosomatic), and how breathing, posture, and movement can affect emotions and vice versa.
Sally uses a variety of methods when she works – listening and talking, dialogue work, visualisation and image-work. She also incorporates tuition in relaxation and meditation. Her empathy and intuition enable her to sensitively help each client explore and resolve issues in the way which suits them best personally. She believes that many of our problems stem from long-term over-adaptation to our external world with not enough attention being paid to the our internal world. That is, we have learned to be people-pleasers, or that we long to be liked or fear being disliked. We may often do things that we do not truly want to, or we may feel driven by an inner judge or critic. Sally helps people to see through this complexity and feel a greater inner contentment.
Devon Counsellor - Judith Gentry
Judith Gentry has a plural career working as an integrative counsellor, Business Coach and Retail Consultant. She has a Diploma in Counselling and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Reflective Clinical Practice (1st class). She also holds a Certificate in Online Counselling, enabling her to work professionally and safely by Instant Messaging (with or without webcam) and e mail.
Judiths “first career” was in Retail. She held the post of Head of Service & Services at Debenhams PLC, followed in 2004 by a period as a retail consultant. Her consultancy customers include John Lewis; House of Fraser; and Harrods in the UK, and Department stores in Denmark and Cyprus.
Judith delivers counselling for New leaf in Bideford, Barnstaple, South Molton and Tiverton.
Shepton Mallet Counsellor Charlotte Clements
Charlotte Clements MBACP | UKCP Registered Psychotherapist
Charlotte has always had a huge curiosity about how people’s personalities, including her own, have developed and how patterns can keep being repeated. It is from learning how to break free from these patterns and find a new healthier way of being that can help us fulfill our potential in life.
She has an MA in Integrative Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy and Counselling from Terapia, which is affiliated with Middlesex University. She also has a Certificate in Counselling Skills and Theoretical Perspectives from Terapia, which enables her to work with adults as well. She is accredited with UKCP and a member of BACP
Charlotte’s training was Integrative, which means she has a whole toolbox of techniques and theories to draw upon appropriate to the clients needs. She will be seeing New Leaf counselling clients from Shepton Mallet, Bath and Frome areas.
These include CBT, Art Therapy and Sand Tray Therapy amongst others.
She provides a safe, warm and non-judgmental space and generally works in a non-directive client-led way although will often suggest specific techniques if someone seems stuck with anger or grief for example. If therapy is short term she will work in a more directive, solution-focused way.
Charlotte has worked with children in various capacities for over 20 years, as well as working therapeutically with adults in the last couple of years. She has had a private practice with adults in Kentish Town in London and now works near Shepton Mallet.
Charlotte has experience with bereavement, depression, anger, eating disorders and self-esteem problems to name a few.
She has UKCP accreditation and is also a member of BACP, having regular supervision with a UKCP accredited supervisor.
Bridgwater Counsellor - Sarah Adams
Dip Couns | NVQ2 Health and Social Care | Foundation in Art Therapy
Sarah is a person-centred counsellor who works with vulnerable adults. She offers face-to-face talking therapy but also, depending on the client’s needs, incorporates artistic therapy into the sessions. Her keen interest in the therapeutic benefits of the creative process which has revealed to her that it often creates a more informal, relaxed environment. It can enable the client to express themselves, possibly more freely that they would in a talking therapy session, which some might find daunting.
Starting her artistic career as a designer, Sarah worked for many prestigious high street clients. Since 2008 she has undertaken a number of different roles bringing together her interests in being artistically creative and helping people. She has spent the last seven years working in the social care sector in various roles such as teaching art and supporting adults with Aspergers, learning disabilities and mental health problems. Sarah has had voluntary roles at Age UK and Cruise Bereavement Care. More recently, in another voluntary role, Sarah set up and delivered a free counselling service for vulnerable 16-24 year olds in Yeovil.
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Areas of counselling we deal with
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship issues
Other areas of counselling we deal with
We do not offer counsellor placements sorry.
We offer Employee Assistance Programmes in Somerset and Devon.
We do not have any low cost places this is something we hope to change in the future.
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£45 All sessions with New Leaf Associate Counsellors £55 Couple counselling
£50 for counselling with Director Becky Wright
£55 EAP Counselling
£60 for counsellor supervision with Becky Wright
New Leaf Counselling can offer clients private counselling in Bridgwater, Taunton, Wiveliscombe, Glastonbury, Yeovil, Wellington, Bideford, South Molton, Barnstaple and Tiverton. We have a strong sustainability policy meaning when you purchase counselling with New Leaf you are also supporting local wildlife initiatives. You can see all about our sustainability work here: http://www.newleaf.uk.com/sustainability/
Our clients have written some wonderful testimonials about having recieved counselling with New Leaf. Please have a read of them: http://www.newleaf.uk.com/client-comments-counselling/more-client-comments/
Here is just one testimonial
‘In just a few sessions you allowed me to laugh and cry. Most of all you listened and made some really fundamental links I had never made about myself before. I have done this for others many times, but no one had ever done this for me. In particular I found the work on boundaries and expectations really powerful. It has given me a new outlook about self management, both personally and professionally.”
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Supervision & training
Becky Wright is a qualified and skilled counselling supervisor based in Taunton Somerset. Becky Wright has worked as a counsellor since 1992.View supervision profile