Thais Lloyd, Registered MBACP
I am an integrative, humanistic counsellor. I work with adults of all ages from my counselling room in Ashburton, or in their own home if they have limited mobility. I am particularly committed to making counselling accessible to older people.
With the support of Age UK, I have developed a counselling service for Age UK service users in Exeter.
Maybe you’ve had problems or changes in your life that have left you feeling troubled, anxious or confused. Perhaps you’ve suffered a bereavement and now struggle with finding a way forward. Maybe you have difficulties with relationships. Sometimes there may not be a clear problem, but you feel low or confused, or wish things were different. In all these situations, counselling can help.
What I offer
- A warm, safe, confidential space where you can talk about your difficulties and concerns.
- A genuine, honest, professional relationship with me.
- Working at your pace, respecting your goals and building on your strengths.
- Openness to talk about your problems and consider how you want to move forward in your life.
- Flexibility and focus to help you find ways to improve your well-being.
My main theoretical influences are the work of Carl Rogers and Gestalt therapy. These help me focus on what you are experiencing at this moment. I may also use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) methods in my work, if these fit your needs and goals.
I work with clients on a number of issues, the most frequent ones being:
- Feeling low or anxious
- Grief and loss
- Difficult relationships
- Health-related stress
- Loss of independence
- Difficult life changes
- Low self-esteem
- Dementia care
- Being a carer, or being cared for.
My experience of working with people from all walks of life gives me flexibility to work in a professional way with each unique client.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Counsellor at Age UK Exeter.
- Enabler and community development worker for Teignbridge Council, aiming at reducing social isolation.
- Volunteer in a local memory café for people with dementia and their carers.
- Drug and alcohol counsellor for 11 years, using CBT methods, relapse prevention and motivational interviewing.
- Psychotherapist/counsellor in Brazil for 6 years.
Training & qualifications
- Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Counselling (Dartmoor Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy)
- MSc degree in Drug and Alcohol Addiction (King’s College London, 2001)
- Psychology degree (1993)
I am committed to my personal and professional development and I regularly take part in supervision, training and study groups.
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
As a registered member of BACP, I abide by its code of ethics.
I have CRB/DBS clearance and I am fully insured.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
The initial session is free, allowing us to explore your needs and discuss how I can best help you before you decide what you want to do.
The cost of a session is £40. However, concessions are available.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client