Tricia St Clair BACP Accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist
As a fully qualified and experienced counsellor with over ten years experience, I provide a quiet, non judgemental and confidential space in which we can explore the issues which concern you. As an Accredited member of BACP, I am deeply committed to providing the best possible care for my clients, either face-to-face or via telephone counselling.
Sometimes it helps to be listened to, sometimes it is important to understand why things are the way they are. You may feel 'stuck' and not know how to deal with a difficult issue. It could be that you are having difficulties with relationships with other people. You may have suffered a loss that you can't adjust to. Or, you may be unhappy for no apparent reason.
I offer long and short term counselling for individual adults, adolescents and children in Cullompton, mid-Devon. I also offer counselling supervision with concessions given to trainee counsellors.
Low-self esteem, relationship issues, bullying, abusive relationships, anger, anxiety - these are the most frequent types of issues I encounter in my work.
Listening is a fundamental part of counselling and psychotherapy, and I will listen to you; actively listen, giving feedback from time to time, guiding you to explore the problem you bring, allowing you to come to a new understanding of what is happening to you and why. There will be no rush, you can go at your own pace.
Counselling and pyschotherapy offers the opportunity to explore your past experiences and how they may be impacting on how your life is now. It may be that there is a repeating pattern of experience that has its roots in your early years. Whatever is back there can't be taken away, but some light might be shone on it and some understanding be found, that helps you to live in an easier way.
I won't offer you advice but I will help you to make decisions or discover what is underneath what is happening to you for yourself.
For those new to the area, Cullompton is a short drive from Tiverton, Wellington, Broadclyst, and Exeter, and within easy reach from Crediton and Honiton and Taunton
Telephone Counselling - For some face-to-face counselling is not possible - it may be too distressing, it may be that life circumstances prevent it, or it may not be possible due to geographical locations. Whatever the reason, telephone counselling may be the solution. Once a contract has been agreed outlining the way in which we will work together, you simply need to ring me at the allotted time and the session will begin. As with face-to-face counselling, a telephone counselling session will last for 50 minutes. Email or telephone me if you have specific questions.
Training, qualifications & experience
* BACP Accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist
* Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling
* Diploma in Counselling Children and Adolescents
* Advanced Diploma in Counselling Supervision
* Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
* Solution Focussed Brief Therapy
* Experienced in working with Art
Before training as a counsellor, I practised as a Homeopath 12 years. That work gave me insight into the relationship between emotion and illness. My counselling training enhanced my ability to work as a Homeopath and vice versa. I no longer work as a Homeopath, choosing, instead, to direct my energy to my counselling and psychotherapy work.
I strongly promote any creative work that clients may use in their personal lives and am happy to explore that in the counselling work. Where appopriate, I will encourage clients to express their feelings (or lack of feelings) using art materials.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Health anxiety
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
Individuals: Adults, adolescents, and children: £45 for each 50-minute session.
Couples: £60 for each 1-hour session
I suggest that you come and meet with me for a free 20 minutes meeting before making a decision. You can use the time to ask questions or tell me what you would like help with. It can be a useful way of finding out if I am the right person for you to commit to working with.
Telephone Counselling: £45 for a 50-minute session
Supervision: qualified psychotherapists, counsellors, or members of related professions:
£50 for a 1-hour session
Supervision: trainee counsellors in a placement: £35 for a one hour session; . £45 for 90 minute session.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Day time and evening appointments available
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|