Dave Castle Dip.CPCAB, BACP
0789 0288 345
I am a qualified Counsellor with a background in the Healing Arts, which infuses my work to create a holistic approach, nurturing old patterns and problems with balance, insight and awareness that builds the care, trust and tools to facilitate change.
For clients that have an initial need to talk through their situation, I offer reflection, and discussion of new perpsectives and possibilities, and help identify and gently loosen old belief systems or tensions that may be limiting or holding back. I like to work from the present feelings,which helps to create an organic process of movement, as opposed to diving back to the past, which can be unsettling.
For those that are ready to go deeper and make the changes to move into a new future, I offer a selection of processes that help to bring resolution to old issues, and generate fresh energy to create a new way of seeing and being.
I may provide you with 'homework' such as simple energy exercises, or relaxation techniques to support you inbetween sessions and to keep things gently flowing.
You set the pace and determine the frequency of sessions, and how many. People usually experience a sense of relief and unblocking in the introductory session, and then a sense of new energy and movement in the second.
I am qualified, a member of BACP, and work to their professional guidelines.
If you need to ask any more questions, we can have a free confidential chat over the phone. Otherwise we can arrange an introductory session which is £20. Or If you feel ready, we can do a full session straight away.
I work from quiet and cosy private rooms in Totnes, and central Exeter.
Sessions are tailored to suit individual needs, such as times and frequency, which can be discussed and reviewed at any time. I am available for daytime and evening sessions.
I can also do online or Telephone sessions, and can possibly do home sessions in the event of a disability.
Introductory session £20
Individuals - University Students, Trainee Counsellors £30 Low waged, and Single parents - £35 Higher waged - £40
Couples - £40-£50 depending on income
Telephone and Skype - £35
How to contact
You can Email using the button above or call 0789 0288 345 .
If I am not available, you can leave a message, and if you are comfortable in leaving a contact number then I will call you back a.s.a.p.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling - CPCAB
- PGCE Plymouth University
- Ba Hons Plymouth University
- Facilitator of mixed Talking Groups for over 20 years.
- Facilitator of Mindlfulness in Movement workshops for 20 years.
- Previously a Family worker for several years.
- I am a qualified Tai Chi and Qigong Teacher. This is useful for being able to share breathing, relaxation techniques, and energy exercises if you want.
- I have an Enhanced DBS check.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Daytime and evenings
Types of client