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About me

Hi, I'm Antonia. Welcome to my profile.

Covid-19 Update: I am only working remotely (online/telephone) at the moment but look forward to seeing clients face-to-face when it is safe to do so.

Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, family issues, feeling sad, low self-confidence, low self-esteem, having panic attacks or relationship issues? We can work through this together and you can start feeling differently very soon.

A bit about me...

I am a passionate, experienced and qualified integrative counsellor working remotely and in Plymouth, Devon.  I use a few different counselling approaches and will flex and bend how I work depending on what you bring into our sessions.

I have been practicing as a counsellor for several years and have a background in supporting people with "everyday" problems as well as those living with enduring mental health difficulties.

What I can offer you...

**Free initial, no-obligation 20 minute chat to find out more about each other**

We will explore whatever you choose to share and, together, gain some insight and clarity. I offer a safe, calm, open and compassionate space with no judgment about what we discuss.

Where we have trust, openness and a strong human connection, we can gain some understanding about what is troubling you and look at how you might like to feel differently. We'll work at your pace and explore whatever you choose to bring - it is your therapy.

What to expect from counselling...

Each session lasts 50 minutes and we meet weekly.  ​For some people 6 - 12 sessions is all they need. For others, who wish to explore more, counselling can continue for up to a year or more.

In our first session I'll find out a bit more about you. I will ask you a few questions about your personal circumstances and we will talk about confidentiality, recap on the frequency and cost of the sessions and make sure we're both clear on how the therapy is going to work.

Then we start by discussing whatever you want to share about why you decided to see a counsellor. You don't have to give your whole life history in one go; we go at your pace and only discuss whatever you are comfortable with.

What we talk about in counselling...

It doesn't matter if you don't know where to start. As your therapist it is my job to help you find your way and we may start by looking at how you're feeling in the here and now. This is a great way to begin therapy and often leads us to why you decided to see a therapist and what's happened in your life up to this point.

​For some people, the first sessions is all about offloading everything on their mind, and that is also OK. ​There is no set agenda or script we need to follow; we'll follow whatever feels natural and comfortable in the moment.

How to get started...

Contact me by clicking here to to arrange a free 20 minute chat, or just give me a call on 07949846895.

We can find out a little bit about each other and you can ask any questions you may have about me or the counselling process. We'll discuss timings, price, confidentiality etc and then book in our first therapy session at a time that suits us both.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have worked with clients experiencing a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, bereavement, loss, self-harm, trauma, abuse, financial difficulties, relationship problems, divorce, struggling while caring for loved ones and work/employment problems.

​I use an integrative counselling ​approach where I work with a variety of counselling techniques and styles but mainly lean towards the fundamental aspects of Person-Centred Counselling, Transactional Analysis, Gestalt and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy.

Qualifications:

  • Iron Mill College, Exeter, 2019 - Adv Dip Integrative Counselling
  • Iron Mill College, Exeter, 2016 - Transactional Analysis 101
  • Iron Mill College, Exeter, 2015 - Certificate in Counselling
  • City & Guilds, London, 2009 - NVQ Level 4 Health & Social Care.

Member organisations

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.

Therapies offered

  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Transactional analysis

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Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • Unemployed

Additional information

**Free initial, no-obligation 20 minute chat to find out more about each other**

50 minutes session - £50​

I do have a very limited number of lower cost sessions. Please ask about this if you're interested.

Please click here to contact me to arrange our free initial consultation, or do just give me a call on 07949846895

Availability

I work flexibly throughout the week. Get in touch to find out my current availability.

I also offer online and telephone counselling so we can work remotely if this is preferable to you.

Further information

See what clients are saying about me:

"Antonia made me feel at ease as soon as I met her. She has helped me deal with some very difficult issues & I will remember her for the rest of my life for her amazing work.
Antonia made me feel very much like it was 'our' journey, not just mine alone & always put things into perspective for me.
I would recommend Antonia without a doubt as she has literally changed my life". Anon 2019

"I have worked with Antonia over the last year and have made great progress. She is very professional and friendly and I would highly recommend her. There was a smooth transition onto zoom with Covid 19 and is working really well".  Anon 2021

7 The Crescent
Plymouth
Devon
PL1 3AB

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

I work on the 3rd floor of our building and there is no lift.

Online platforms

Zoom

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Antonia Edie Counselling (MBACP)

Antonia Edie Counselling (MBACP)