Becky Whittaker - Registered MBACP Adv. Dip Couns
67 Fore Street
20 Courtenay Park
FREE NO OBLIGATION INTRODUCTORY SESSION AVAILABLE
A Bit About Me
I know that making the decision to begin counselling is sometimes a difficult one, as an Integrative Humanistic Counsellor I work in a confidential, warm, supportive and honest way. Through the therapeutic relationship I aim to guide and support you in exploring your own issues or concerns. I offer a safe, secure and non-judgemental space for you to explore your true self and any issues that you might be experiencing. My work is informed by different therapeutic models but everything I do is seated in building with you, a trusting, safe and supportive relationship as the very foundation to our work together. I will work with you respectfully where we can celebrate your steps and changes however small or big they may be.
As well as lot's of counselling experience I also have experience of working in different settings from management and office work right through to dealing with members of the public face to face. I am also a parent and know how difficult and also wonderful this challenging role can be. I bring my experience of life with me and will be very much with you in your own exploration, I know what a challenge life can be!
For those of you that have been to therapy before or have more understanding and interest in the different models of counselling, I work predominantly in a Person Centred way whilst incorporating some of the experimental elements of Gestalt and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
I work in a dynamic way that will change and grow depending on what you, as a client brings. I believe that as we are all completely individual not one size will fit all so we can work in a way to suit you. We will work with what is relevant to you and I will gently challenge so that together we can explore what might be the root of your troubles, what you would like to change or what your needs might be.
When we lose sight of our needs in life we can feel that we are losing our way, I will help you to re-discover your own true needs, especially as these often change with age, circumstances and life events.
For those that need to work with more specific goal's I will use my friendly, relational approach and will help you to come up with realistic steps to make your overall goal so much more achievable. In addition to talking therapy I often use more creative materials such as crayons, pens or objects to help you to explore your concerns in more non-verbal ways if this is what is required.
As well as the different areas mentioned above I also work with Sand Play for those that require a more creative and experiential way of exploring yourself, this type of work can be used with many different areas of counselling and I tend not to use in isolation about can be a wonderful way of working together once the initial therapeutic relationship has been built.
I can arrange to see you in either of my two bases in Courtenay Park Road, Newton Abbot or in Kingsley House, Chudleigh. In my Newton Abbot venue there is limited parking in the onsite car park or lot's of easy, parking on nearby roads. In Chudleigh, although no dedicated car park at the venue there is lot's of on-street parking right outside and a very nearby public car park that is free to park after 5.30pm. Both venues are comfortable, quiet and confidential and offer a place to go and sit after a session if this is required.
If you would like to come and meet with me I offer a free, half hour introductory session where we can discuss what you would like to achieve, get to know each other a little and allow you to see if counselling is for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I studied for my Advanced Diploma at the Dartmoor Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy, I received a rich and varied training of the highest quality, it is with the skills obtained during my training and my own life experience that I can offer a truly dynamic counselling service. During my work so far I have worked with clients from a wide range of backgrounds who presented with many different types of issues, I have enjoyed working in this varied way and really do love my work.
I am a fully insured individual member of the BACP and carefully abide by their ethical framework. I am also on the BACP Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists which offers additional peace of mind for clients, for more information about the BACP register please visit http://www.bacpregister.org.uk/ or please feel free to give me a call.
- Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling (Adv. Dip Counselling)
- Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills and Theory
- Level 2 Certificate in Counselling
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Charges for my work are below. From time to time I can offer some concessionary rates for those clients that are on a low income. Concessions are limited but please enquire for further information as I wish to make counselling available to as many people as I can so please do get in contact with me.
Free no obligation half hour introductory session, thereafter;-
£35 per hour
£25 per hour for trainee counsellors
£45 Per hour for couples
After gaining lots of experience working face to face with clients, I am now offering counselling via Skype to those that are not local to me, have difficulties with child care or travel for whatever reason. If this is something that you are interested in hearing more about please do get in touch.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I offer appointments during the daytime and evenings Monday to Friday (subject to availability).