Delia Warmington, MBACP. Adults and Children (11-18)
We all struggle from time to time and there are many reasons to seek help from a counsellor. It can be long term problems that have been there all your life, a current crisis or maybe even a feeling that you want to change something but you're not sure what. Whatever you want to bring to sessions will be handled in a confidential, non-judgemental way and I aim to provide a safe and calm space in which you can explore your feelings and find a way forward.
I can work with a range of issues including depression, anxiety and self-esteem. I am also a care worker, working with elderly people. I can use insights gained working in the care profession to help you talk through any issues involving care and support, including end of life. I am mobile, so if mobility is a problem for you and you are not able to come to me, I can come to you (subject to availability). I am also able to offer Skype, FaceTime or telephone sessions.
Following initial contact, we will arrange an assessment over the telephone which will take about 30 minutes and is free of charge. We can also do this via Skype or FaceTime. This will give me an idea of what you need help with, and allow you to see if I am the right counsellor for you.
Following this, the first session will be spent exploring your issue in more detail to develop an understanding of how it started and the impact it has had, or is still having, on your life.
You can then decide how long you would like to continue sessions. Sessions would usually be in blocks of six, however, the length of therapy is not set in stone. For example, if we contract for twelve sessions but then you find eight is enough, we can end sooner. Similarly, if we contract for twelve sessions and you think that sixteen may be more appropriate, I can accommodate that too.
I trained as an humanistic integrative counsellor, an approach which recognises that there are significant connections between all approaches to counselling. It accepts that different clients have different needs and believes that no single method is sufficient. The approaches that I draw on are the Person-centred approach, Gestalt and Transactional Analysis, and I am also trained in CBT.
I am qualified to work with adults, children and adolescent.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and I work to their guidelines and code of ethics.
Training, qualifications & experience
CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
CPCAB Level 5 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapeutic Skills and Theory
The Iron Mill - Post-qualifying Diploma in Counselling Children & Adolescents
CPCAB Level 6 Certificate in Therapeutic Supervision
Seven years experience as a Care and Support worker with elderly and disabled
Voluntary work at the YMCA
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Feeling sad
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Free initial consultation/assessment either over the telephone or via Skype/FaceTime.
Individual counselling – I operate a sliding scale of fees from £25 to £40 depending on your circumstances and what you feel you can realistically afford. This is not means tested. Sessions are 50 minutes long.
Sessions for children (14 and under) are typically shorter at 30-40 minutes and charged at £25 to £30 per session. For children 15 and under, please note that a responsible adult will need to remain on the premises for the duration of the session.
Home visits – My fees are £30 to £45. Please note that when doing home visits I take reasonable precautions to ensure my own safety in line with health and safety for lone workers. This may include letting someone I trust know where I am.
If you are contacting me, please can you let me know if you are looking for counselling in Bideford or Bude. Thank you.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
There is wheelchair accessibility at the Neetside Community Centre in Bude, but not in Bideford.
- Monday - Bude
- Tuesday PM - Bideford
- Wednesday AM - Bideford
- Thursday - Bude
- Friday PM - Bideford
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I offer face-to-face, Skype/Facetime and telephone supervision to students and counsellors.