Arlette Beyer MBACP, MBABCP, Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Supervisor
Hello and welcome. Thank you for taking the time to read my profile. If you are struggling with stress, anxiety, or depression, grieving or experiencing other difficulties or challenges in your life and are looking for a warm, caring, compassionate and confidential space in which to talk about and explore these issues, then you have come to the right place. Please do ring or email me if you would like to discuss further how, or whether I am able to help you.
How I work
Trained as an integrative counsellor, I work in a down-to-earth, client-led way. My approach is calm, gentle and unthreatening, providing you with a place in which you can feel safe and accepted for who you are and where anything you bring is treated with respect and is held in confidence, according to the terms of the BACP Code of Ethics.
Whether you are experiencing a major challenge, or just need some time and space to make some small changes in your life, you will be accepted in an understanding and non-judgemental manner. We will work together to build up a relationship of trust, through which you feel safe to work on and through your difficulties, so that the possibility of new choices and a way ahead can become clear for you. We will work together in the way and at the pace that is right for you, through talking and deep listening, through using a range of creative interventions, such as art therapy or sand tray therapy, or perhaps through a more directly educational approach such as CBT if you prefer.
Working with children
Having had a long career in education as a teacher with all age groups, in main stream and in special needs, I also specialise in working with children and young people.
If your child is perhaps, troubled by anxiety, experiencing problems at school, exhibiting challenging behaviour, or perhaps has experienced trauma or abuse, I can provide them with an empathic, independent space to explore and unlock confusing feelings, thoughts and sensations about themselves and their world. Through the use of play and creative therapy techniques your child will have a space to talk about, explore and play out their thoughts, feelings and worries with a skilled and empathic practitioner, enabling them to develop tools and strategies to live their lives more healthily and happily. It may also be beneficial to work with you, their parent or carer, in order to strengthen relationships, provide support and help you to move forward together with greater understanding.
Working with older children and adolescents
For older children and teenagers, life can be very challenging and confusing. Perhaps you are feeling anxious about school, future choices, friendships, family relationships or sex or gender issues. You may have experienced abuse or be grieving. You might be feeling like you don't "fit in", and perhaps have resorted to coping methods which may be harmful to you. You might even be feeling as though life is not worth living and you cannot see a future for yourself. Or perhaps you would just like a place of your own to be able to think and make sense of your world with someone independent, who will listen to you, and take your feelings and thoughts seriously. We can work together to help you find more healthy ways of thinking and coping and communicating, using a range of therapeutic strategies and interventions to suit you. Please come along for an initial assessment session, where we can talk about what is troubling you and how I may be able to help.
I hold an Enhanced CRB check and attend regular safeguarding training to ensure your protection. I am committed to Continuing Professional Development and regular Clinical Supervision to ensure that I am constantly learning, keeping up to date with the latest developments and research and to ensure I am practising safely and ethically. I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) and adhere to their codes of ethics at all time.
Training, qualifications & experience
- B Ed (Hons) - Charlotte Mason College of Education, Lancaster University
- Advanced Diploma in Education (Open) - O.U. (in child development)
- Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling - Dartmoor Centre of Counselling and Psychotherapy
- Professional Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People - Dartmoor Centre of Counselling and Psychotherapy
- Postgraduate Diploma in Psychological Therapies Practice (Children, Young People and Families) -
- University of Exeter Supervision Diploma - SPACE
I currently work as a school counsellor in local schools and in private practice with children, young people and adults. In addition, I am a counselling project worker and CBT psychotherapist for Checkpoint, (The Children's Society) in Torquay, working with children and young people 7-18. I have over 25 years experience in teaching children and young people from the ages of 3 to 16, in a variety of educational settings, home and abroad, including hospital and outreach teaching. I began my counselling career working for Childline as an online and telephone counsellor.
Recent relevant training in:
CBT for anxiety and depression in children and young people
Family Therapy Child sexual exploitation
Child sexual abuse
Trauma focused cognitive behavioural therapy
Safeguarding vulnerable adults
Safeguarding children and young people
Working with Trans-identified and Trans-historied Clients
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Eating disorders
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation anxiety
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
My fee is £40 for a full hour. Daytime/Evening appointments available.
Please phone or email me to arrange an initial introductory session where we can discuss your needs in more detail and enable you to meet me, to decide if I am the right person for you.
Short or long term counselling undertaken.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client