Carla Polhill (MNCS Accred)
I am an Integrative Counsellor with experience of working with clients who have experienced trauma, abuse, bereavement, relationship issues, anxiety, stress and depression.
I work in a variety of ways to suit the needs of my clients, offering a range of therapeutic support from short term focussed therapy to long term psychotherapy.
We can all find our personal journeys difficult at times and, inevitably, we resist tackling the deeper, more uncomfortable elements of the process. My role is to be there beside my clients at these times to support them with empathy and without judgement. This is the foundation of the therapeutic relationship between me and my clients.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Integrative Counselling
Certificate in Counselling Skills
I have also worked in an agency setting since 2017 offering time limited counselling to Carers, and others referred through charitable organisations; supporting individuals and families affected by domestic abuse including parent and child therapy; providing short term counselling and longer term psychotherapy to self referred clients.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Sessions cost £40 per hour
Limited concessions available for counselling students and those in receipt of benefits. Call me to discuss, if you think you meet this criteria.
First session £25
I have recently started working outdoors, mostly using the open spaces of Dartmoor and the many sheltered river walks in the area*. There is good evidence that spending just 20 minutes outside in green spaces is hugely therapeutic and has stress relieving benefits.
If you are interested in trying my “walk & talk” service, we can discuss and arrange that at an initial indoor session.
*sorry no pets.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
My usual therapy space is not wheelchair accessible, however, I am able to arrange accessible space for clients with mobility needs
Weekdays between 9am and 8pm (limited weekend appointments)
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|