Charlotte Feeny BSc (Hons) Dip Couns MBACP
Why have counselling?
There are times in life when it helps to reach out and discuss the things that are troubling us with another person: we might be feeling anxious, sad, angry for frustrated. We might be struggling with relationship or work issues. We might not like ourselves very much or constantly criticize the way we look. We can find things constantly going wrong but we don't understand the reasons why.
These things can keep going round and round in our heads whilst we struggle to make sense of them, find peace or come to a decision.
Talking to a qualified counsellor can enable us to open up more and work through things which can help us to grow and change, find peace and hopefully become happier.
I believe we can all change the way we think which this can change our view of life and our whole world: an awareness of what we are thinking and what has happened to us can be the first steps towards change.
Finding the right counsellor
You need to find someone who is a good fit for you: someone you feel comfortable working with, although you might feel a bit nervous when you first meet up this should soon pass. The most important part of counselling is the relationship between the counsellor and client.
Since you're reading this then that's a positive sign so I'll tell you a bit more about myself.
I work in Colyton, Exeter and Exmouth, during the day, in the evenings and parts of the weekend.
I have been told that I provide a relaxing and supportive environment: this means that you are able to feel free to examine your feelings and worries without feeling you might be judged, rejected or criticized. What sort of issues might these be? They could be things we all might struggle with at times in our lives like low self-esteem, relationship problems, depression and anxiety, anger, shame, abuse, work problems, bereavement, trauma and many others.
I think it is so important to understand that everyone has their own unique experience of living and looking at the world so I never work in a "one size fits all" way. I want you to feel that I understand your experience of life and how you see things.
I have been told by my clients that I am warm, empathic and down-to-earth with a good sense of humour. I am not afraid to challenge people if I think that is what they need but most of all I want my clients to feel that I "get" them, that they never feel judged: being truly heard and feeling understood can be the most transformative aspects of counselling.
How long with it take?
The amount of time spent working together with vary according to the needs of each individual person: some people benefit from long-term counselling whilst others find a few sessions is sufficient for them. You don't sign up for a particular number of sessions but we will review progress on a regular basis to ensure counselling is helping you and you are achieving what you want from our work together. If you don't feel counselling is right for you or it's not the right time or I feel the work is not helping then we can discuss this together.
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work according to its Ethical Framework. I am fully insured.
What to know more?
You can take a look at my website which gives more information and tells you how I work. If you'd like to make an appointment you can message me or alternatively give me a ring and we can have a chat to see if I might be the right counsellor for you. Of course it can be hard to work this out without meeting so I offer a £25 first session.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- BSc (Hons) Psychology
I have particular experience with bereavement, having worked in bereavement support for a hospice. I have worked with clients with a number of different diagnoses including DID, Bipolar, BPD, emotionally unstable personality disorder.
I have a special interest in working with people with body confidence and self esteem issues, especially those who have a long-term history of dieting. Take a look at my published articles on this site.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
£45 per session, payments need to be made in cash or debit/credit card upon arrival or by direct bank transfer before the appointment.
First session £25.
Enhanced DBS certificate
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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On road parking close to my home and in Exmouth. City Centre parking in Exeter.
Week days, evenings and some weekend appointments
Types of client