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Dave Castle MBACP, Relationship Counselling for individuals and couples.

Totnes TQ9 & Exeter EX1
0789 0288 345
Totnes TQ9 & Exeter EX1

About me

About me , a brief overview -

I'm informal, friendly and real. I'm kind ,empathic and care about my clients, and I don't mind swearing, which is useful, because people often do...

I am an Integrative Counsellor, which means I knit together a range of ideas and techniques that I have gathered from 25 years of working in the Therapeutic field. I work with most issues that people seek Counselling for, like anxiety, depression and life changes, and the area that I specialize in is around relationship. This may be for individuals who are experiencing challenges that they wish to work with around partners, family or work, or in relationship to themselves, like self-esteem, identity or purpose.

I work a lot with couples, helping with tensions, blocks, intimacy, communication and difficult repeating patterns that can benefit from fresh perpspective and reflection.

How I work, 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 stress, anxiety, or difficult feelings. I help you create a plan for change that you can start acting on. This might be in new ways of communicating our needs and feelings, or creating boundaries. You might try things out and then come back where we can review how things went and anything that came up.

Inner work - For those that want help in healing the past, or with deeper issues, such as patterns of difficulty that keep repeating, (which often comes up in relationships).

We may be carrying past events, and finding it difficult to move on, or we may be affected by old beliefs systems that seem to hold us back from the life we are now trying to create.  I help in unravelling the past, and finding fresh perspective, and provide the right tools and processes to help you move forward in a new way.

This is never pushed, and we always discuss it to find the individual way of exploring things.

So, I hope that you choose to work with me. If you would like to find out more , you could check out my website at davecastle-counselling.co.uk,  or see below.


Practical stuff

I work from quiet and cosy private rooms in Totnes, and central Exeter.
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, we can have a free confidential chat over the phone. If you need to meet to talk over how things work, we can arrange an introductory session, (£20).  If you are ready to start working on stuff, we can do a full session straight away.

I can also do online or Telephone sessions, and can possibly do home sessions in the event of a disability.

How much?

Introductory session (optional) - £20 This is a briefer session to find out how things work. This can also be done with a chat on the fone, with no charge,

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 .

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.

Thanks,

Dave Castle

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.

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Mindfulness
  • Psychodrama
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

See above

Exeter
EX1 1QT

Totnes
Devon
TQ9

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Availability

Daytime and evenings

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
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