Charlotte Feeny BSc (Hons) Dip Couns MBACP
I am an experienced counsellor, who works with individuals and couples in Exeter and East Devon. I have a wide range of personal/life and professional experience including attachment issues, anxiety, depression, addiction, relationship issues, bereavement, self-esteem, and body confidence issues. I have worked with people with different mental health diagnosis including borderline personality disorder, bipolar disorder, PTSD and many others.
I provide a confidential, relaxing and supportive environment to enable you to feel free to examine your feelings and worries without the sense that you are being judged, rejected or criticised. I am straight talking and down to earth, not afraid to challenge if I think that would be useful. I want you to get the most you can out of counselling.
I don't have a "set" way of work as everyone has a unique experience of living and it is the most important part of my work to recognise this when working with clients. I’m not here to give you advice but to work alongside you to help you to move to a more peaceful and happier place.
Where Do I Work?
I work from my own therapy rooms in the centre of Exeter and from my home in Colyton as well as offering counselling online via Zoom and by telephone.
What Methods Do I Use?
I work as an Integrative Counsellor, with the main approach being Person-Centred, with using other approaches as appropriate for each client: these might include Transactional Analysis, Psychodynamic Therapy, Emotionally Focussed Therapy, Gestalt or Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
I am told I am down-to-earth, empathic, with a good sense of humour and not afraid to challenge when I think this is appropriate. I believe the most important aspect of my work is the relationship between me and my clients and work hard to allow you to feel heard and really understood; I want my clients to feel that I really “get” them.
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work according to its Ethical Framework. I am fully insured.
How Long Does It Take?
The amount of time spent working together with vary according to the needs of individuals and couples: some people benefit from long-term counselling whilst others find a few sessions is sufficient for them. I like to review our work every 6 – 8 weeks and have ongoing conversations with my clients about whether they feel they are benefitting from the work we are doing together and are happy to continue.
How Often Do You Need to Come to Counselling?
I feel it is up to the individual to decide how often they want to come to counselling. I find it useful to have a few sessions weekly to start so that we can get to know each other and start building a relationship. After that the client can choose how often they feel it would be beneficial for them to attend: for some, other commitments mean they do not time to process the contents of a session within a week, whilst others might feel more comfortable working at a slower pace. This is something we can discuss and agree upon.
What to Know More?
It can be hard to pick a counsellor simply by reading their profile so you could take a look at my website charlottefeeny.co.uk or ring/message me and we could have a talk. It’s important to find a counsellor who feels like a good fit for you so I offer a £25, £30 for couples first session face to face (50 minutes) or a free 15 minute session via Zoom or telephone so we can see whether we might work well together. Any further sessions last 50 minutes and are charged at £50 for individuals, £60 for couples. Please contact me with any questions
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- BSc (Hons) Psychology
- Certificate in Couples Counselling
- Certificate in Working with Dissociative Disorders
- Certificate in Bereavement Support
Take a look at my published articles on this site.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£50 per session for individuals, £65 for couples. Sessions last 50 minutes
Payments need to be made by direct bank transfer before the appointment.
First session £25/£30.
Concessions for counselling students.
Concessions offered for
Enhanced DBS certificate