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About me , a brief overview...
I have been working Therapeutically with people for 30 years and Counselling for 14 years. I like to work in a friendly informal way, and I care loads about my clients.
I work with most areas, but specialise in Relationship issues for Individuals and Couples. I like to mix talking for understanding and reflection, with practical guidance. From 30 years of working in the Self help arena, I have gathered many lovely techniques for moving things forward and help to make the breakthroughs in the areas of your life where you may be experiencing difficulty.
How I work
Its obviously different working with individuals and couples...
For Individuals, its more possible to go into deeper processes. It can be generalized by breaking it down into 3 areas..
Talking - helps to unjumble the big glob that it sometimes feels like when we get overwhelmed or stuck. It's lovely to express freely with no judgement then we can lay things out and start to get some perspective, and I help with insights, feedback and new approaches.
Management and action - We may discuss ways to help deal with tensions, tips in communication, or managing boundaries and space effectively. You may need help integrating parts that have been suppressed. I often give you some simple exercises to do between sessions, which i believe really supports the process of forward movement. Then we might review things and adapt.
Inner work - For individuals that want help in healing the past, patterns of difficulty that keep arising and are difficult to move on, or for accessing the resources for a new direction. We may be affected by old beliefs systems that can benefit from gently challenging and updating. I help in finding the right processes to help you heal and move forward .
These might include :
Inner Child Dialogue - to help move on from past experience
Somatic Processes - to help heal the roots of tension stored in our bodies
Inner Journeying - a lovely creative process for renewed clarity and helping move on difficult patterns and beliefs
Life Energy retrieval - a process that helps re-connect with our creativity, purpose and self empowerment.
Energy balancing - self healing tips on relaxation, centering, letting go of tensions, mindfulness, etc.
For Couples and Families,
I help with all things to do with the challenges of Relationship- tensions, intimacy, communication, differences and difficult patterns of behaviour. For Couples, practical tools are particularly relevant. I often give useful tips on effective communication techniques and healthy boundaries. I'm there to help understand what's been happening, facilitate good, constructive conversations, and help create a new structure to move forward from.
My sessions are for an hour and ten minutes, for me an hour isnt enough, the extra bit of time allows us to really get into things and get things moving.
I work from a quiet and cosy private room in Totnes.
I also work online, by zoom, or by phone.
I am available for daytime and evening sessions.
You set the pace and determine the frequency of sessions, and how many.
If you need to ask any more questions, to find out how things work, we can have a short, (15 mins) free confidential chat over the phone. If you are ready to start working on stuff, we can do a full session straight away.
Individuals - £45
Single parents - £40,
Couples - £50-£60 depending on income
How to contact
You can Email using the button above or call 0789 0288 345 .
You can also check out my website at davecastle-counselling.co.uk
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
- 14 years as a qualified Counsellor
- 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.
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Free initial telephone session
Individual sessions £40 - £45
Couples £50 - £60
When I work
Daytime and evenings