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My name is Dom, I am an experienced MBACP counsellor, psychotherapist and clinical supervisor working in North Devon. I have worked with many Individuals, Young People and Couples from all walks of life in times of difficulty, helping them to find a positive way forward in life.
I understand that seeking help can be a challenging prospect and choosing a therapist can be daunting. As your counsellor, I will offer you a safe and accepting space where you can begin to explore and make sense of your situation.
I will support you at your own pace and without judgment. I am commited to helping you find a way forward in a way that benefits both you and those around you.
How counselling can help...
Counselling and Psychotherapy can help when you find yourself struggling in life. If your feeling alone and unheard, unable to make sense of things or just need a safe space to talk, then therapy can help.
It may be that you are experiencing anxiety or struggling with low-mood and self esteem. You may be trying to make sense of strong emotions or looking to find healthy ways of expressing them. Counselling can help you come to terms with a bereavment or significant and unexpected loss or change to your relationships or circumstances. It may be that you are looking for support with events in your life that still have a lasting impact like trauma and abusive relationships, or you may be looking to understand negative patterns of behaviour, which may also include negative coping strategies such as the use of drugs and alcohol, self-harm or eating dissorders.
What ever your situation Counselling offers a time-out from an often busy and stressful reality, providing a safe-haven where you can begin to make sense of things. I will support you in finding the starting point for gaining clarity and control over your situation, offering a valuable platform for viewing the way ahead in a clear-sighted and purposeful manner.
I am experienced working with a number of issues and situations including:
- GAD (Generalised Anxiety Disorder)
- Trauma and PTSD
- Overcoming Abusive Relationships
- Social Anxiety
- Building Self-Esteem and Self-Worth
- Relationships in Couples and Families
- working with Adolecents
- Addictions and Eating Dissorders
- OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorders)
- Patterns of behaviour
- The effects of Trauma
- Survivors of abuse – physical, emotional and psychological
- Sadness and Depression
- Loss and Bereavement
The above list is provided as a guide only, as specific areas often overlap.
Why choose me?
I am integrative in my approach, which means that I am well placed to draw from a variety of approaches in a way that best works for you. I have extensive experience gained through years of intense study and practice. I have worked within the mental health sector where I have encompassing a broad spectrum of difficulties. In addition to my private practice, I work both as a senior therapist for one of the UK’s leading charities working with young people ages from 17-30 years old and also a bespoke addictions clinic. I have a particular interest and enhanced training in working with the effects of trauma and psychological, emotional and physical abuse. I have experienced personally the power of counselling and trust in the unique ability in each one of us in finding the right path through our life experiences. I hold close the belief that you are the only expert on yourself and keep that belief closest in my work with you.
Get in touch:
Please get in touch if you feel like taking the first step. You can contact me on email@example.com or call 07541115966, or by using the enquiry section below.
I offer 2 concession appointments each week, discussed on an individual basis.
Training, qualifications & experience
- NCS Advanced Level Diploma - Clinical Supervision
- NCS Advanced Level Diploma - CBT
- CPCAB Level 5 Advanced Diploma - Psychotherapeutic Counselling
- CPCAB Level 4 Diploma - Therapeutic Counselling
- BACP Certificate of proficiency
- Working with Trauma
- Working with Dissociative Identity Disorder
- Working with strong emotions
- Working with shame
- Sand tray and Play Therapy
- Introduction to Art Therapy
- Note taking and the Law
- Working with Addictions
- Body process (Embodied Relational Therapy)
- Working with breath (ERT)
- Working with movement (ERT)
Professional Body Memberships:
- MBACP - Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
- NCS - National Counselling Society
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
Accredited register membership
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Working with the effects of psychological abuse
Mind, Body, Feelings and Soul
£50.00 - £75.00
Free initial telephone session
Reduced fees are available depending on circumstances, please ask for further details, however I only hold 2 spaces a week for these rates.
When I work
Monday to Thursday 9am-8pm I am currently offering in-person counselling in my Barnstaple office. I also can offer online/video or telephone therapy if prefered.
Please feel free to either drop me an initial email or give me a call me on 07541115966 if you would like to find out more.
If I don't answer then please leave a short message with your name and a contact number and I will aim to get back as soon as possible.
Unfortunately I will not be able to take calls from withheld numbers.