About me

UPDATE: Now offering in-person sessions with Covid-19 social distancing and cleaning protocols in place.

Welcome

My name is Dom, I am an experienced counsellor, psychotherapist and clinical supervisor working in North Devon. I work with Individuals, Young People and Couples in times of difficulties and help to find positive ways forward.

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 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 behaviours that you notice within yourself which may also include negative coping strategies.

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
  • Stress
  • 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
  • Anger
  • 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 info@considercounselling.com or call 07541115966, or by using the enquiry section below.

Individuals £45

Couples £60

I offer 2 concession appointments each week, discussed on an individual basis.

Training, qualifications & experience

Education:

  • 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

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Working with the effects of psychological abuse
Existential thought
Mind, Body, Feelings and Soul

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Fees

From £45.00 to £60.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Individuals:

£45

Couples:

£60

Reduced fees are available depending on circumstances, please ask for further details.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Monday to Thursday 9am-8pm I am currently offering in-person counselling in my Barnstaple office. I also can offer online or telephone therapy if prefered.

Further information

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.

Barnstaple
Devon
EX32

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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.

Full wheelchair access and comfort facilities are available at my Barnstaple clinic.

Supervision

In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I offer clinical supervision to professionals and trainees who work/volunteer in the caring professions. I currently work with individuals + groups.

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Dominique Savy

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