Joyce Howitt MBACP (Snr Accred)
I am a BACP Registered, BACP Senior Accredited Supervisor(Individuals) an ACC Accredited Counsellor and Supervisor; and an Associate Member of the Association for Coaching. I offer confidential, caring, non judgemental counselling in a safe space to talk and be heard in Plymouth, Newton Abbot and Totnes.
My counselling approach is integrative and is tailored to the needs of the individual client. I also offer Counselling Supervision to experienced counsellors, trainees and counsellors working in voluntary agencies.
Training, qualifications & experience
Certificate in Counselling Supervision; Diploma in Pastoral and Clinical Counselling; Diploma in Creative CBT; Diploma in NLP; Advanced Certificate in Counselling; Certificate in Grief and Bereavement Counselling; Certificate in Marriage and Family Counselling; Transactional Analysis 101 Certificate.
I have also undertaken specialised courses in Psychodynamic Counselling and Working with Bereaved Children and Young People. I also have a Diploma in Life Coaching
I started counselling in 1996 and in addition to many years experience in private practice I have counselled in a GP surgery, and in various agencies including 15 years working with bereaved clients and 8 years working with clients who had been abused in childhood or adulthood.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I also have a Diploma in Life Coaching
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
Counselling: individuals - £25 for an initial session of one hour; thereafter £35 per hour. Concessions negotiable for students and those on low incomes.
Telephone Counselling : £30 per hour
Counselling: couples - £25 for an initial session of one hour, thereafter £40 per hour.
Supervision: £45 per 1.5 hour session and £35 per hour with reduced rates for Counselling Students and counsellors working for voluntary agencies.
Life Coaching: £40 per hour; 4 face to face sessions £140 if paid in advance
- Also registered with Life Coach Directory
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
9.00am - 5.00pm Mon - Frid but evening apppointments also available and occasional Saturday mornings
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I regard Supervision as a collegial relationship between the supervisor and the counsellor where the supervisor, contrary to the image of the ‘work place supervisor is a mentor and guide rather than an ‘overseer’.