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MBACP (Accred) and (Snr Accred Supervisor)

About me

I am a BACP Registered Accredited Counsellor, BACP Senior Accredited Supervisor(Individuals) and an ACC Accredited Counsellor and Supervisor.  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.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I also have a Diploma in Life Coaching


Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Additional information

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 - £30 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 unwaged counsellors working for voluntary agencies.
Life Coaching: £40 per hour; 4 face to face sessions £140 if paid in advance

When I work

For face to face counsellling 9.00am - 5.00pm Mon - Frid but evening apppointments also available and occasional Saturday mornings

For online counselling I have more flexibility.

Joyce Howitt is also registered with Life Coach Directory.

Estover, Plymouth, Devon, PL6

Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

I am offering telephone and on line counselling present at reduced rates. please contact me by text, phone or email for details.


In person

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’.

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