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Please note: I am unable to take general enquiries until 21st June 2021

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 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 14 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 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.

EMDR

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.

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
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

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 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

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.

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

Hypnotherapy

EMDR/IEMT

Rapid Transformational Therapy (RTT Hypnosis)

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • EMDR
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Photos & videos

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial online session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

I offer daytime and evening appointments.
Short and long term Therapy available.


My fees are £50 an hour for Individuals and Couples


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

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday - 10am - 7pm

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)


The National Hypnotherapy Society (MHS Accred)
Member of EMDR UK & Ireland

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

Also registered with Therapy Directory.

Exeter
Devon
EX4

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples

Key details

DBS checked

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom

Supervision

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I like to see Supervision as a collaborative relationship between two professionals.

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Wendy Savage - Exeter Counselling, Psychotherapy, EMDR and Hypnosis

Wendy Savage - Exeter Counselling, Psychotherapy, EMDR and Hypnosis