Audrey Cooper (BSc, MBACP)
The Nautilus Rooms
07849 392 635
In times of crisis, change or feeling stuck some extra support can help. This is when counselling can be useful. The process of talking to someone who is not immediately linked to your life can have great beneficial effects.
I can offer you the support you need in times of difficulty. More than this, I can offer clarity and insight to help you see things in different ways, to give new perspective. I can facilitate you to identify thoughts and patterns that may be holding you back in life. All this can add up to create change and to ease the difficulties faced.
I work with a wide range of life issues, such a relationship problems, work / career related issues, family issues, low self-esteem, poor body image, lack of confidence, stress, anxiety and depression, plus much more.
I am trained in CBT, person centred therapy and am undergoing an advanced mindfulness-based psychotherapy training. I also offer Walk and Talk therapy, taking clients into the great outdoors (after assessment for suitability). In addition, I am interested in the link between food and mood, and can offer support with dietary changes to support mental health and wellbeing. I also offer Sand Tray therapy - a method which I find helps to bring more awareness to life issues.
I recognise that going to a counsellor at any time in your life can feel daunting. Often the initial reaching out is the hardest step to take. However, clients frequently wonder why they waited for so long before having some counselling as it has been so useful! Moreover, I don't see coming to a counsellor as a sign of weakness, there should be no shame attached to seeking support.... talking to a counsellor is positive step forward to help you learn more about yourself and about the issues you face..
I offer a reduced price introductory session in which you can find out a bit more about me, and we can see whether we can work together. Whatever your reason to contact a counsellor, give me a call or send me an email. We can have a chat about what would be involved in starting some counselling sessions with me.
As a fully training counsellor, I have been working in practice since 2014. I have studied several different models of counselling - and can tailor these to your presenting needs. I can offer creative techniques as well as CBT. I continue to expand and develop my understanding of working with mental health issues by frequently attending training and updating my skills.
I am happy to work short term (6 sessions) or longer term which can be a year or more - or anywhere in between.
I am a gentle and empathic person, but also offer strength and insight. I enjoy working with a wide range of people who come to me with a wide range of different issues. My clients tell me that I am easy to talk to. I treat clients with respect and integrity. I aim to be transparent in my way of working. How you experience the process of counselling is an important aspect to making it successful.
I have a passion for counselling and for working with people who are experiencing difficulties in their lives. To me, it is important to facilitate people to understand more about their mental health and what they can do to support a more vibrant experience of life. This enables clients to feel empowered and have greater knowledge about themselves and what they can do to help themselves.
I have had a variety of types of job in the past with several twists and turns in my career path. After graduation from University with a BSc in Biology, I taught English overseas for a number of year. Upon my return to the UK, I worked in organic market gardening.
I started counselling training out of a desire to learn more about myself and to understand how my childhood history was effecting my life as an adult. I quickly became 'hooked' as it is work that I find so rewarding and fascinating. I have worked as a counsellor in different settings, including Sure Start Children's Centres, and the University of Plymouth Student Counselling Service.
I work in Totnes a short distance from Morrison's supermarket.
I also work from Ashburton - very easily accessible from the A38 - and only 20 minutes from Exeter and Plymouth. Free parking nearby.
Training, qualifications & experience
Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (2018/19)
- Mindfulness in Therapy
- Working at depth
Recent Courses Undertaken:
Sand Tray Therapy Certificate (2018)
Walk and Talk Therapy Certificate (2018)
Functional Food Coaching for Mental Health (2018)
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (2013)
Person Centred Therapy
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies (2011)
Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills (2011)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
Other areas of counselling I deal with
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Totnes £40 per hour
Ashburton £40 per hour
Initial consultation £25 for one hour
Please contact me for more information and availability. I often find it useful to have a short telephone conversation do discuss what you are looking for, before meeting in person.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Current availability: Wednesday evenings in Ashburton Thursday mornings in Ashburton Thursday afternoons in Totnes.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|