Counselling, Psychotherapy, EMDR, Hypnosis & Supervision
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Every professional displayed on Counselling Directory has been independently verified by our team to ensure they have suitable credentials to practise.
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 15 years.
I am an integrative or Pluralistic 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, 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 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 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.
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, 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.
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)
Qualification in Therapeutic use of Mindfulness - British Mindfulness Institute
Certificate in Therapeutic Coaching - NCFE
EMDR Therapist - EMDR Academy
IEMT Advanced Practitioner - IEMT Training
Advanced Certificate in Relationship Therapy - COSRT
Rapid Transformational Therapy Practitioner - Marisa Peer
MHFA - Mental Health First Aid certificate
Fundamentals of Psychosynthesis- The Institute of Psychosynthesis
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy accredited certificate - Elmira Strange
Clinical Applications of Internal Family Systems - PESI - Dr Frank Anderson
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)
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
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 a few EAP Providers for short term solution focussed work.
I also work with work related stress
Rapid Transformational Therapy (RTT Hypnosis)
Trauma informed Therapist
Internal Family Systems informed Therapist
£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
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.
When I work
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday - 10am - 6pm
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
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