15-16 Castle St
The Nautilus Rooms
35A Fore Street
Hello, my name is Catherine Sweet and I am a fully qualified and registered Integrative counsellor offering individual therapy in Bristol and South Devon.
I believe that coming to see a counsellor is about making some time and space in your life to explore things which you are finding challenging.
As a counsellor I will encourage you to talk and express in confidence the unique person you are. I will endeavour to offer you a genuine, reflective and non-judgemental relationship to explore your difficulties.
Sometimes we can become stuck in patterns of thinking and behaving which we feel like we have no control over. You may find it difficult relating to others and/or struggle to feel understood.
This is a place for you to become the expert of you, to look at who you are and the person you would like to become.
Working collaboratively, my hope is that I can encourage you to be more self-directive, more self-confident and expressive. More able to cope with the problems of living and gain more understanding of aspects of yourself and others.
Please see my website for more details about my approach and FAQ. Do get in touch with any questions.
Before I trained as a counselling therapist I worked as a Veterinary Nurse for 12 years. I have a passion for encouraging those in the veterinary industry to increase their resilience to stress and reduce mental suffering. I write and deliver workshops for mental well-being in veterinary practice. Please get in touch if you would like me to work with your veterinary practice.
Training, qualifications & experience
Qualifications and Training
2005 Bristol University, Bsc Hons VNPA Veterinary Nursing and Practice Administration
2009 Bristol Crisis Service for Women (BCSW)- skilled listener telephone counselling (Level 2 OCN)
2013 Foundation Degree Counselling Fdsc (Distinction) Bristol University
2009 Voluntary skilled listener for Bristol Crisis Service for Women (BCSW)
2012 Counsellor at South Gloucestershire and Stroud College working with students 16+
2013 Counsellor at Off the Record (Bristol) in their central office seeing young people aged 11-25.
2014 Counsellor and outreach worker with The City of Bristol College and Off The Record – working with higher education students.
2014 Counsellor at the Isle of Wight Youth Trust, working in an Academy with children aged 11-18 and young adults in the main counselling centre. The Isle of Wight Youth Trust is a charity which offers free counselling to young people ages 11-25.
2015 I continue to work for Off the Record in their City of Bristol Outreach project and I have my own private Counselling Practice.
2016 I write and deliver workshops for veterinary professionals about how to build resilience to stress and how to increase mental well-being
2017 I close my Practice in Bristol and relocate to South Devon opening a Private Counselling Practice in Exeter and Totnes. I begin working with Young Devon as a Counselling Coordinator in Plymouth.
2018 I continue to work in Private Practice in Exeter and Totnes and I am in training as a Clinical Supervisor.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Veterinary Industry Stress
Each session lasts for an hour and is £40.
I can offer appointments in Exeter and Totnes.
Totnes- Monday and Thursday/day and evenings
Exeter-Tuesday and Wednesday/day
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Monday to Friday 8am-9pm
Types of client
Supervision & training
I offer Clinical Supervision for counsellors in Totnes. I am a registered member of the BACP and follow their ethical code of practice.