Audrey Cooper (BSc mBACP)
The Nautilus Rooms
01364 653 093 / 07849 392 635
In times of change, crisis or of feeling stuck some extra support can help. This is when counselling can be useful. Simply 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 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. 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.
I am a fully trained 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 - depending on what you feel you need.
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. It is important to me to 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 worked at the Plymouth University Student Counselling service as well as Surestart Children's Centres. I currently also teach counselling at a local counselling college.
I work from Ashburton which is very easily accessible from the A38 - only 20 minutes from Exeter and Plymouth. Free parking nearby. I also work in Totnes a short distance from Morrison's.
Training, qualifications & experience
Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills (2011)
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies (2011)
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (2013)
- Person Centred Therapy
- Creative Techniques
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)
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
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|
Please contact me for availability. I see clients in Totnes on Thursdays. Ashburton appointments available at other times.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|