Counsellors' Collective South West LLP
The Counsellors' Collective South West LLP is a growing organisation which covers the South West Region. All of our members meet exacting criteria and together we represent a remarkable body of knowledge and experience of working therapeutically in health-related settings. We are trained to work with all of the issues that present in Primary Care, the problems that people are facing in their daily lives, and our work is supported with references from clinical staff that we have worked with.
Some of us have done considerable training in specialities that we have a particular interest in such as bereavement, child and adolescent issues, carers' issues, and anxiety and depression. We have a community 'arm' - 'Health Works' - which provides training and psychotherapeutic groups to primary care patients and to voluntary organisations in the community.
Meet the 'Designated Members' of the LLP
Area: Exmouth and East Devon for counselling
- South West Region for supervision and training
- National / International for conference presentations etc.
- Group work
- Adolescent issues
- Approved Counsellor for Adoption
- on the register for Aviva and WPA insurance companies
- St. Augustine's Surgery in Keynsham.
Flora no longer accepts new clients as she is trying very hard to retire! She is still a valued Designated Member of the Collective.
Browse our website to meet our other members......
Training, qualifications & experience
All members belong to one of the major organisations such as UKCP or BACP. Please look at the information about each one to see their own particular qualifications and experience. Our register reflects accreditation and/or registration and also areas of particular expertise.
Member organisations *
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling we deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling we deal with
Our Members have often come into this work as a second career and we have among our number a wealth of experience with ex teachers, lawyers, social workers, nurses, artists... and our trainees on placement are also joining this profession with a wealth of experience in many areas.
Alison Leyland is an Approved Counsellor with Barnardo's Adoption Agency, working particularly with post adoption attachment issues.
The majority of our Members are also experienced Supervisors
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Fees for work with a Counsellors' Collective Member will be agreed with the counsellor.
Individual members will negotiate their fees at the time of undertaking work.
The Counsellors' Collective South West LLP is a not-for-profit organisation. Originally our members were all counsellors working in Primary Care in the South West. The 'Practice Counsellor' has, in most places, been replaced by Talking Therapies. This may be, for example, IAPT or LIFT. Our main purpose now is to increase the availability of counselling that can be provided in GP surgeries. We are not in competition with any commissioned service. We are in addition to it. We do this through our Trainee Placement Scheme and seek to select the best counselling, psychotherapy and counselling psychology trainees for clinical placement in GP surgeries across the area.
We recognise that the provision of services for those experiencing poor mental health and emotional distress will probably never meet the need and we strive to help the best newly-training practioners gain the fully-supported experience they will need to become the best experienced therapists of the future.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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For accessibility and other specific information please check with the Member. Our trainees are all placed in GP surgeries which have full accessibility
Every effort is made to reply to email enquiries within 24 hours.
Supervision & training
Most of our Members are also experienced supervisors. Please look at the individual entries to find a supervisor in your area.