Thais Lloyd, Registered MBACP

Thais Lloyd, Registered MBACP


07493 591515

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07493 591515

About me

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.

Why counselling?

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
  • Loneliness
  • 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

Professional 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.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

Further information

As a registered member of BACP, I abide by its code of ethics.

I have CRB/DBS clearance and I am fully insured.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


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

Ashburton, TQ13

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Types of client

Older adults
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