Wendy Savage - Exeter Counselling, Psychotherapy and EMDR
Are you feeling overwhelmed, stuck or that something is missing from your life?
Are Depression, Anxiety, low self esteem and limiting self beliefs holding you back and preventing you from living the life that you want?
I can help you.
That initial contact may feel like a big step, however you will be met with genuine warmth and acceptance.
I have my own private room in Central Exeter, where I provide a calm, safe space in a supportive and confidential setting.I am a warm, real and down to earth person. I have a wealth of real life experience as well as qualifications. I have been working therapeutically with people for over 13 years.
Counselling and Psychotherapy can provide the space you need to talk about any issues you are facing. Sometimes we all need to talk things over with someone outside of our friends and family, to share thoughts and feelings which we may feel unable to express with those close to us. Counselling can help you to explore current or past issues which may be impacting your life or relationships. As your Counsellor, my role is to facilitate our work together in ways that respect your values and beliefs.
I work with a whole spectrum of life issues including but not limited to, Anxiety, Work Related Stress, Bereavement, Low Self Esteem, Domestic Violence, Trauma, PTSD, Sexual Abuse, Sexuality, LGBT, Autism, Relationship Difficulties, Addiction, Eating Disorders, OCD and Depression
Sessions are usually weekly and last 50 minutes. You may prefer to have a fixed time and day for us to meet or you may prefer some more flexibility to fit in with childcare and work commitments. I am able to offer both.
I am an Accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist with BACP (’MBACP Accred’). This means that I have achieved a substantial level of approved training, experience and my practice has been deemed to meet the standard for a competent, ethical and independent practitioner.
I have an up to date enhanced DBS check and am fully insured.
In addition to working with individuals I also work with couples. In a supportive environment, we can work together to improve communication and learn how to safely express anger and frustration. Relationship Counselling can deepen your understanding of each other and help you to relate to each other in a more positive way.
Even if things don’t change, Counselling can help you to gain a different perspective on things or help you to decide on the best course of action needed to move forward.
Sometimes talking to someone outside the relationship can be helpful.I will not take sides or judge either party. My role is to help you to understand each other better by being non judgemental, helping you both to feel heard and supported.
EMDR is one of the NICE recommended psychological therapies for treating PTSD
It can also be used to treat - Traumatic Memories, Pain, Depression, Addictions, Phobias, Grief and Anxiety and many more issues.
Here is a recent review from a satisfied client on welldoing.org which explains the process well.
Training, qualifications & experience
PG Certificate in Counselling Supervision - CPCAB
Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling - CPCAB
Diploma In Therapeutic Counselling - CPCAB
Diploma In Creative CBT- Dartmoor College
NLP Certified Practitioner - INLPTA
Diploma In Hypnotherapy (accredited by Royal College of Nursing)
Professional Qualification Therapeutic use of Mindfulness - British Mindfulness Institute
Certificate in Therapeutic Coaching - NCFE
EMDR Therapist - EMDR Academy
Advanced Certificate in Relationship Therapy - COSRT
Recent training and CPD includes
Rapid Transformational Therapy Practitioner - Marisa Peer
MHFA - Mental Health First Aid certificate
I have also volunteered at these charities and organisations.
CRUSE - Offering Counselling & Support to bereaved clients
SAMARITANS - Providing Telephone support to distressed and suicidal callers.
CHILDLINE - Supporting and Counselling children and young people
ACTION FOR CHILDREN - I created and ran the Counselling service for parents
RECOVERYLINK - I provided a counselling service for a local drug and alcohol agency
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am an approved therapist with Anxiety UK and am registered with several EAP Providers for short term solution focussed work.
I also work with work related stress
I also offer Telephone and Skype Counselling and Supervision
Rapid Transformational Therapy
I offer daytime and evening appointments.
Short and long term Therapy available.
My fees are £50 an hour for Individuals and Couples
I also offer Clinical Supervision to other Therapists.
I charge £75 for 1.5 hours and £50 for 1 hour.
If you have any questions, please get in touch. All enquiries are very warmly welcomed.
Concessions offered for
Due to the pandemic, I will also be offering sessions via telephone and video
I am able to offer sessions via telephone, Skype and Zoom
I am a Registered and Accredited member of BACP - MBACP (Accred)
Senior Accredited member National Counselling Society MNCS ( Snr Accred)
The National Hypnotherapy Society (MHS Accred)
Member of EMDR UK & Ireland
I also offer Counselling and Supervision by Skype.
TESTIMONIALS FROM CLIENTS
Thank you so very much for all the care and support you have given me. You have played a big part towards my recovery. I will always remember you. Keep up the good work. – J. Exeter
Thank you for all the listening, care and support. The work you do is wonderful. – T. Exeter
I just wanted to write and thank you for all your help at a difficult time for me. Things are much better now and I have just returned to work – V. Exeter
Thank you for helping me get my strength back – A. Torbay