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I am a qualified integrative counsellor working in Plymouth, Devon. That means I use a few different counselling approaches and will flex and bend how I work depending on what you bring into our sessions. 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.
I have been practising 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.
Here's a testimonial from a client:
"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".
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.
- Iron Mill College, Exeter, 2019 - Adv Dip Integrative Counselling
- Iron Mill College, Exeter, 2015 - Certificate in Counselling
- City & Guilds, London, 2009 - NVQ Level 4 Health & Social Care.
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
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
50 minutes session - £50
I do have a very limited number of lower cost sessions. Please ask about this if you're interested.