Carol Yates

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MBACP. Dip. Humanistic Counselling. Registered Mental Nurse
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

Paignton TQ4 & Brixham TQ5
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

How can Therapy with Carol Help you?

Counselling is a wonderful tool for helping anxiety, depression, trauma, psychological and emotional problems. At times life can feel difficult to cope with, anxiety creates pain and discomfort in the body and problems seem insurmountable. I know you can be helped and urge you take that first step in contacting me for a chat. I have over thirty years experience in helping people manage anxiety generally, health anxieties, depression, psychological and mental health problems.

My basic nature is empathic and sensitive, a person who gains from supporting people on their journey to becoming healthy and well. I have worked in England, Wales and New Zealand as a community Mental health nurse, Counsellor and Yoga Therapist. And I love working alongside people on their self healing journey. 

I work creatively using the following:

  • Sand tray
  • Interactive drawing therapy
  • Imagework 
  • Emotional Freedom Technique (commonly known as EFT).
  • Somatic psychotherapy, especially good for Health Anxiety

Your first session

Attending your first session is a great achievement. You have made a decision and followed it through. Well done! The unknown is always nerve racking but I want to reassure you that I use a non-judgemental, empathic approach inline with the client centred humanistic counselling of my training. The key element of this first session is for you to feel safe and know that it is a confidential space in which to explore feelings and thoughts that cause you pain. There will be no pressure on you to talk about things that cause you discomfort, this is something you will decide yourself. I will be helping to sort out with you what areas you need help with, together we can begin to feel some hope of finding ways to resolve the pain you may be feeling.

My Background

For the past thirty years I have gained rich experience as a community psychiatric nurse and counsellor, helping people with psychological trauma associated issues, chronic anxiety and depression. Stress has a huge impact on body, mind and emotion and can be helped with counselling in addition to breathing techniques and gentle movement. I offer a rich and creative approach of client centred counselling, therapeutic yoga and Somatics.

AWARD:  I was awarded the annual Celebrating Excellence trophy 2017 for supporting staff of Leicestershire NHS trust in their health and well-being. This gave me an opportunity to reach out and support NHS mental health staff in community teams introducing self care strategies.

NEXT STEPS Please do get in contact with me for a free 30min phone call, you're welcome. I look forward to helping and supporting you.

I work in Torbay, Totnes and Brixham in Sth west Devon area face to face and also do telephone counselling.  

Please feel free to visit my videos and learn more about how to use breathing techniques to calm oneself and regulate emotions.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma Of Humanistic counselling. Warwick university
  • Registered General Nurse
  • Registered Mental Nurse
  • Diploma in Systemic Family Therapy
  • Diploma in Imagework 
  • Certificate in Integrative Arts in Education and Therapy
  • IDT Interactive Drawing Therapy stages 1, 2 and 3  qualified in New Zealand
  • 500hrs Teacher training in Integrative Yoga Therapy with IYT Brazil
  • Yoga for Health Teacher Training. UK
  • Somatics for Yoga teachers. Ongoing training in Clinical Somatics for pain relief

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Photos & videos


£40.00 - £50.00
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

£50.00 per individual session 

10% discount for six sessions = £45.00/session

I offer a sliding scale option min. £40.00 ................ £50.00

I can help you apply for funding for: Domestic abuse; 

Free initial consultation of 30mins via telephone or face to face

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

There is some flexibility with my working hours if booked in advance

Further information

Therapy/Counselling 1/1 based at Devon Clinic Paignton, Brixham Friends Centre, Brixham therapy room, Brixham  or via telephone.

The Devon Clinic, 30A Hyde Road, Paignton, Devon, TQ4 5BY

Brixham Hospital, Greenswood Road, Brixham, Devon, TQ5 9HW

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Devon Clinic the venue I mostly use, has easy access downstairs rooms and further rooms upstairs. The friends Centre in Brixham is wheelchair friendly and is all on the ground floor

Online platforms

Google Meet