Collette Loftus - Pg Dip, Bsc (Hons) 1st class, MBACP, MNCS (accred)
I am a fully qualified face-to-face and SKYPE/ZOOM therapist and have had many life experiences and careers that now inform my work as a MBACP and NCS accredited psychotherapist. Having recently trained later in life, using a combination of Person-Centred, CBT, Psychodynamic, Family Systems and Gestalt methods (plus others), this now blends with my innate sense of compassion, warmth, pro-activity and desire for people to reach their full potential – getting more out of their lives, jobs and relationships than they previously knew how to or expected.
Often, the seeds of our current distress, anxiety or depression are partially sown by our initial families and heritages, including unhelpful, and often sabotaging ways of thinking and behaving that have been passed down the generations, often becoming intergenerational trauma. But also, they include cultural, economic, social and political factors that we have no obvious or conscious awareness of how these impact us and when we start to struggle with life, we often attribute that 'we are the problem', when it is the 'life choices' and circumstances within which we 'find ourselves' that need illuminating and addressing also. Therefore, my recent postgraduate qualification in ‘Contemporary Identities’ from Bristol University, and a 1st class (Hons) degree in ‘Social Science’, also inform my pluralistic philosophical approach and therapeutic work.
I integrate my personal value-base with coaching, counselling and psychotherapy techniques; not using each method in isolation from the other, but combining them with your life experiences, what you wish to explore in therapy, and who you are and what you want to achieve. Safety, trust and genuine regard are paramount for a successful client/therapist relationship. Therefore, we can work together in a warm, non-judgemental but gently challenging way, to enlighten you, to seek a richer outlook, to gain greater self-awareness, to reduce generalised anxiety, and to deepen a comprehension of your life options that you are not yet fully aware of.
I work exclusively with adults (FACE-TO-FACE and SKYPE/ZOOM) but also have a particular interest in midlife 'crisis' and transitions and older adult enquiry. You can explore behaviours, feelings, and thoughts, to perhaps reach hidden or under-developed aspects of your personality that could enrich your next path. Even in mid-to later life, you can still explore and reach for change or opportunities. So if you are ready, or thinking about starting ‘The Work’ on yourself, please contact me for an initial free 30 minute session to see if I am the right therapist for you.
My location - I am centrally located near Liskeard town centre and railway station, have off-street parking, a warm, comfortable and private therapy room in my home, and am accessed by just three steps from the pavement, so people with limited mobility issues can access the premises. (For clients who use wheelchairs, please contact me for alternative arrangements). Please note - face to face sessions are now contingent on evolving CVD19 situation.
Recent feedback - "Highly recommended. I have just finished six sessions with the amazing Collette. Sometimes it was very emotional and difficult. Other times amusing. However, I now feel as though a huge weight has been lifted and I can continue with my life. Many thanks again" GM
"I now feel as though I am able to cope with the challenges of life. I am now more fulfilled and at ease with myself. Once again thank you" BR
Training, qualifications & experience
- Postgraduate Diploma in 'Contemporary Identities'
- Advanced Specialist Diploma in Psychotherapy (Distinction)
- Advanced Diploma in Counselling
- Bsc 1st Class (Hons) Social Science
- Chartered Management Institute Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring
- DipHE Social Work.
Registered / Accredited
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
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Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Please contact me to discuss fees per 55 minute session
Face-to-face therapy normally available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday in Liskeard 8.30am - 1pm (now subject to CVD 19 variations)
Skype/Zoom therapy available at more flexible times
Insurance companies agreed on an individual basis