Audrey Cooper (BSc, MBACP)

Audrey Cooper (BSc, MBACP)

Ashburton
Devon
TQ13

The Nautilus Rooms
Totnes
Devon
TQ9 5HN

07849 392 635

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About me

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Welcome to my page. Please take some time to read about me and if you feel that you would like to work with me, please feel free to get in touch!

Counselling can be useful in times of crisis, times of change or when feeling stuck in life. Simply speaking confidentially to someone who is trained to listen with care, and without judgement, can help you to feel better. However, counselling can offer far more than this: when issues are explored inside the therapy room, change can begin to occur outside in your life.

My interest and training can also support you to:

  • gain clarity with the issues you face
  • gain new perspectives and understanding of your situation
  • identify limiting thoughts and patterns that may be holding you back in life
  • ease the difficulties faced and create change in your life
  • become more aware of feelings and emotions and how to manage them
  • explore how your past is impacting your present

I work with a wide range of life issues, such as:

  • stress and anxiety
  • depression and feelings of sadness
  • relationship issues
  • work / career related stress
  • issues of shame and blame
  • boundaries
  • family issues
  • low self-esteem
  • poor body image
  • lack of confidence
  • plus much more

I am trained in:

  • CBT
  • person centred therapy
  • mindfulness-based psychotherapy
  • Sand Tray therapy - a method to bring more awareness to life issues
  • Walk and Talk therapy - taking clients into the great outdoors (after assessment for suitability)
  • Food and mood - I can offer support with dietary changes to support mental health and wellbeing

I am happy to work short term (6 sessions) or longer term which can be a year or more - or anywhere in between according to your needs.

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, my clients frequently wonder why they waited for so long before having some counselling as it offers such valuable space to offload and gain perspective.

I am a gentle and empathic person, and offer you respect and integrity in my work. My clients tell me that I am easy to talk to. I aim to be transparent in my way of working and to facilitate a greater understanding about mental health. This can enable you to feel more empowered and support a more vibrant experience of life.

Training, qualifications & experience

Initial Training: (Heartwood Training, Dartington)

  • Level 2 Certificate (CPCAB) in Counselling Skills (2011)
  • Level 3 Certificate (CPCAB) in Counselling Studies (2011)
  • Level 4 Diploma (CPCAB) in Therapeutic Counselling (2013) (Person Centred Therapy, Creative Techniques, CBT)

Advanced Training: (Lotus Training, Plymouth)

  • Level 5 Diploma (CPCAB) in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (2018/19) (Mindfulness in Therapy, Attachment, Working at depth)

Recent Professional Development Courses Undertaken:

  • Sand Tray Therapy Certificate (2018)
  • Walk and Talk Therapy Certificate (2018)
  • Mindfulness (2018)
  • Functional Food Coaching for Mental Health (2018)

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Weight Issues
Weight Loss
Parenting

Photos & videos

  • Therapy Room

Fees

Sessions are £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.

Further information

I am a qualified adult education teacher with experience teaching counselling skills and personal development.

I am able to offer group work and classes in personal development / psychoeducation. Please contact me for further info.

Maps & Directions

Ashburton, TQ13
Totnes, TQ9 5HN

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: Unspecified

I work in Totnes at the Nautilus rooms with 2 hrs free parking nearby. I also have a cosy bright therapy room in Ashburton with level access - 2 minutes from the A38 - with free parking.  Only 20 minutes from Exeter and Plymouth!

Availability

Current availability: Wednesdays, Thursdays, daytime appointments. Some after work / evening appointments available.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme