Wendy Savage

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Counselling, Psychotherapy, EMDR, Hypnosis & Supervision
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Exeter, Devon, EX4
Limited availability
Limited availability

This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

Are you struggling with Depression, Anxiety, low self esteem?

Are you aware of feelings of anger, sadness or frustration?

Maybe feeling overwhelmed, stuck or that something is missing from your life?

Could limiting self beliefs be holding you back and preventing you from living the life that you want?

I can help you.

It takes strength and courage to admit we need help, as we all do sometimes. 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 or trauma 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, coming from a place of kindness and empathy.

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 17 years.

I am an integrative Therapist, which means I can draw from many different disciplines to offer a uniquely personalised focus for our work together.

I work with a whole spectrum of life issues including but not limited to, Anxiety, Work Related Stress, Estrangement, Bereavement, Low Self Esteem, Domestic Violence, Trauma, PTSD, Sexual Abuse, Sexuality,  Autism, Relationship Difficulties, Addiction and Depression

Sessions are usually weekly or fortnightly 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 also offer the option of a one off single session, where you may just want to talk through a particular issue and not want to commit to longer term therapy. This can be either an hour or we can meet for 90 minutes.


I am a Senior Accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist with the National Counselling Society and an Accredited Therapist with BACP. 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.


RELATIONSHIP COUNSELLING

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.

I also have specialist training in Family estrangement.

EMDR

EMDR is one of the NICE recommended psychological therapies for treating PTSD. It can also be used to treat - Traumatic Memories, Flashbacks, 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.

https://welldoing.org/article/one-session-EMDR-helped-me-overcome-trauma-flashbacks?fbclid=IwAR2axkfi955Xp6eNnXsc-1xtT_sS1RSFmmO-q7D6gAO9gLPysavCKJOpHI4

Training, qualifications & experience

QUALIFICATIONS

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)
Qualification in Therapeutic use of Mindfulness - British Mindfulness Institute
EMDR Therapist - EMDR Academy

IEMT Advanced Practitioner - IEMT Training
Advanced Certificate in Relationship Therapy - COSRT

Rapid Transformational Therapy Practitioner - Marisa Peer

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy accredited certificate - Elmira Strange

Clinical Applications of Internal Family Systems - PESI - Dr Frank Anderson

EXPERIENCE
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

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

BACP
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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with


I  have also completed specialist training on Family estrangement with Dr Becca Bland who founded the charity "stand alone" - https://www.standalone.org.uk

Trauma informed Therapist

Internal Family Systems informed Therapist

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Fees

£60.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

I am available Monday, Wednesday & Friday 10am - 4pm
Single session, Short and long term Therapy available.


My fees are £60 for 1 hr for Individuals

 Couples £70  per hour



COUNSELLING SUPERVISION

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.


Wendy

When I work

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Morning
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Monday, Wednesday & Friday - 10am - 4pm

Further information

I am a Registered and Accredited member of BACP - MBACP (Accred)

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Senior Accredited member National Counselling Society MNCS ( Snr Accred)


www.wendysavage.com

TESTIMONIALS FROM CLIENTS


Thank you so very much. I’ve never been so amazed by one session in all this time, I’m really looking forward to my journey with you. L. Exeter

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

Exeter, Devon, EX4

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Skype

Supervision

In person
Online

Senior Accredited Supervisor. I see qualified and trainee Counsellors. I work in an integrative way. Supportive and respectful.

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Wendy Savage
Wendy Savage