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About me

I am a qualified Therapeutic Counsellor who has a breadth and depth of experience and knowledge to support you. I have worked for many years in both education and health NHS, which has given me the opportunity to fully develop my skills. I trained in Person Centred Therapy which is rooted in humanistic psychology and uses focused skills to allow me to be fully present with you. I believe that you are the expert, and you have the capacity for self-healing. I will support and encourage you to ease changes, increase your autonomy and personal empowerment. 

I'm an inclusive practitioner who welcomes everyone to my practice. I embrace difference. I am non-judgemental and you will be fully valued, understood and respected for who you are because everyone of us is unique and has individual qualities. 

Do you need to talk to someone?

There always comes a time in our life when we need someone to talk to, so counselling and psychotherapy can offer you an opportunity to talk through your concerns, where you can feel safe and speak in complete confidence about anything. I will provide a safe environment, where you can feel at ease and know that the personal information, you share is kept private.

You can bring anything you want to talk about to a session because it is completely led by you.  Are you feeling sad, depressed or anxious, or have a social anxiety? Do you want to explore your relationships, past experiences, parenting, grief and loss, trauma, domestic violence, or aspects of your identity? I have a wealth of experience and whatever it is you want to talk about, I'm here for.

How I support you

My aim is to assist you to improve your mental health and well-being by encouraging you to tune into your emotions, enabling you to reflect upon your thoughts and feelings, therefore, increasing your self-awareness and giving you a deeper understanding of your core identity, so you can begin to see yourself more clearly and objectively through reflection and introspection which will allow you to have a  richer experience in every part of your life. I may echo the emotions and feeling you describe because it will help you be aware of what you are saying, and this will enable us to dig deeper into their meaning and your unconscious thoughts.  I may use techniques that gently challenge you which will begin to heighten your self-awareness and with this heightened self-awareness you will be able to better self-evaluate.

I believe that the key to effective therapy is building a mutual trusting  relationship because it underpins and shapes the therapeutic environment. I approach my counselling with sensitivity and offer plenty of reassurances and patience as I want you to know that I’m truly listening to you.  

Mindfulness

I may include Mindfulness in my counselling sessions if I feel it’s of benefit to you as it can support you to be fully present. It has the potential to develop heighten awareness of your senses and experiences and for you to learn to be less sensitive in situations and help you differentiate between what you are thinking and an actual experience.

Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society (NCS)

I am an accredited member of the National Counselling Society and I work in accordance with their Ethical Framework which underpins my practice as a therapist. I am fully insured.

How to get in touch

I offer sessions via Zoom, face-to-face or the telephone, where we can talk privately. You can email me, ring and leave a message or text me and I promise to reply as soon as I can.

Specialism

I am an inclusive practitioner and I have worked for twenty years with Deaf people and hard of hearing people who don't use sign language. I completely understand the challenges faced to access communication and I can make the adjustments needed for you to have equal access to counselling. I also have a wealth of experience of working with Autistic  people and the challenges they face day-to-day. I am a strong advocate for equality and equal access to communication.

Training, qualifications & experience

Therapeutic Counselling Level 4

Mental Health First Aid NVQ Level 2 

Safeguarding Adults Level 1 & 2

Foundation Degree in Arts (Early Years and Child Development)

Child Development and Psychology - Open University

Certificate in Lipspeaking  with Deaf People

British Sign Language BSL Levels 1 & 2

Behaviour that challenges NVQ Level 2

PREVENT Level 1 & 2

Equality & Diversity

Conflict Resolution

Suicide Prevention

Understanding Autism – National Autistic Society (NAS)

Autism & Communication – NAS

Autism -Supporting Families – NAS

Women & Girls on the Autistic Spectrum – NAS

Autism Stress & Anxiety- NAS

Autism & Sensory Experience - NAS

Good Practice in Autism Education – Bath University

Autism Education Trust-Raising Awareness Post 16 Programme

Autism Education Trust Schools Programme – 5-day course

Safeguarding Children Level 1 & 2

Physical Health and Well-being

Child Protection – Level 1

Autism Education Trust-Raising Awareness Post 16 Programme

Autism Education Trust Schools Programme – 5-day course

Higher Order Thinking Skills         

Supporting children with Cochlear Implants

Learning to Listen for Deaf Children/Improve meaningful Listening for Deaf Children

Primary Mental Health

Supporting Children with Speech and Language Difficulties Stages 1,2,3

Social and Communications skills workshop

Managing Behaviour and Aggression

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

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.

Fees

£40.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

First session free

£40 per session

Availability

I can be flexible with appointments, so please contact me.

Further information

I have a wealth of experience working with autistic people and People who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

Newton Abbot
TQ13

Type of session

In person
Home visits
Online
Phone

Key details

I welcome people who are Deaf or hard of hearing to my practice, as I have a wealth of experience(20 years) working with deaf people. I have a good understanding of deaf culture and adjustments that need to be made to enable access to communication.

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Beverley Harman

Beverley Harman