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Wendy Savage - Exeter Counselling, Psychotherapy and EMDR

Exeter, Devon, EX4
07722064856 07722064856 Registered / Accredited
Exeter, Devon, EX4

About me

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.


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)
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

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 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

Hypnotherapy/NLP

EMDR/IEMT

Rapid Transformational Therapy

Therapies offered

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

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Fees

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 £60 for 1.5 hours and £40 for 1 hour.

If you have any questions, please get in touch. All enquiries are very warmly welcomed.


Wendy

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Trainee counsellors

Further information

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19 UPDATE

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)

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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.

www.wendysavage.com

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

Also registered with Therapy Directory.

Exeter
Devon
EX4

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday - 10am - 8pm

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

I like to see Supervision as a collaborative relationship between two professionals. Regular Supervision is a requirement of being a member of a professional body and is important to maintain a professional and ethical practice. Supervision also gives you the opportunity to reflect on your feelings and thoughts when discussing your work with a client. .

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Wendy Savage -  Exeter Counselling, Psychotherapy and EMDR

Wendy Savage - Exeter Counselling, Psychotherapy and EMDR