Heather Morfett, Counsellor, MBACP (Accredited & Registered)
I am an experienced therapist, Accredited and Registered with the BACP, offering individual and couples therapy. Over the last ten years, I have established a successful private practice in Plymouth, working with people seeking help with a broad range of issues. I offer short term and long term work.
I recognise that it takes courage to seek therapy and I offer a warm welcome to help people feel comfortable and at ease.
The therapeutic relationship offers a unique opportunity to look at issues in a particular environment, which is accepting and nonjudgemental, a space to slow down and reflect, so that new awarenesses and insights can emerge. I offer a mindful presence, gently noticing what is being experienced in the room.
My core training is in Integrative Counselling, employing a humanistic and person-centred approach.
"The most precious thing we can offer others is our presence." - Thich Naht Hanh
Training, qualifications & experience
I was employed in the NHS for twenty five years, initially as a Mental Health Nurse and latterly as a therapist.
I have worked in a variety of contexts, including mental health services, day therapy centres, GP practices, a youth agency, and a psychotherapy department. Throughout this time I have engaged with people individually and in groups, paying attention to their stories and experiences, rather than diagnosis.
Professional Qualification & Membership
Integrative Counsellor - British Assoc of Counselling & Psychotherapy(BACP) - Accredited & Registered.
Advanced Diploma Integrative Counselling - Iron Mill Institute
Gender Equality & Mental Health - Inequality Agenda
Introduction to Group Analysis - Group Analysis S/West
Psychodynamic Psychotherapy - University of Plymouth
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy - Assessment and Formulation
- University of Plymouth
Supervision Course - RELATE
Qualified Mental Health Nurse
Scarves Around the World - Heather Morfett shares her experience of working with survivors of childhood sexual abuse in India. Therapy Today, November 2013, Vol24/issue 9 www.therapytoday.net Also on www.rahifoundation.org
Groupwork for Adult Survivors of Sexual Abuse in Childhood - Lorna Coulson and Heather Morfett describe how women overcame feelings of isolation and shame by sharing their exprences in a safe, all female space. Mental Health Practice September 2013 Vol17/no 1 www.mentalhealthpractice.co.uk
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Career counselling
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
I am available for short term and long term work, with the option of twice weekly sessions.
Clinical Supervision: £75 - 90 minutes
Couples / Family Therapy: £95 - 90 minutes, working with a co-therapist
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I have many years experience offering Clinical Supervision to people from a variety of disciplines and clinical backgrounds. I am currently available for supervision and have Consulting Rooms in both Plymouth and Exeter.View supervision profile