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About me

Relationships! Any couple know that there can be intense challenges to openly loving and respecting or even understanding each other. We are conditioned to believe in the happy-ever-after of romantic love, and can end up disillusioned by the reality of how our partner actually feels, communicates, behaves and thinks. Relationship difficulties can evoke such painful feelings of being alone, unappreciated, betrayed, worthless and hopeless. Healthy relationships are challenged, through life’s knocks such as illness, caring for family members, work pressures, or retirement to name a few; or simply the passing of time leads to the relationship being neglected.

I am trained in Dr. Sue Johnson's (author of “Hold Me Tight”) Emotionally Focussed Therapy which provides a warm and supportive yet clear and direct approach. There is encouragement to address what happens between you without attributing blame or getting caught in all the detail. I will help you both to express, understand and empathise with your own and each other's feelings and needs, underneath the arguments or silences. Although arguments and silences create disconnection and pain, they are usually either an attempt to reach each other, or to protect oneself and keep the peace in the relationship. As this becomes understood between you, a greater security and trust in your importance to each other and the value of your relationship can then begin to take shape and strengthen your bond.

This may renew hope, and a loving appreciation of your relationship and partner with depth, maturity and a sense of humour.

It takes courage to talk about relationship difficulties, and I promise a professional and confidential approach.

Training, qualifications & experience

Current and Previous Experience

  • Couples and Individual Counselling, and Supervision Private Practice in Totnes
  • Counselling Trainer and Supervisor at the Dartmoor Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Sandtray Therapy Trainer at Heartwood Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Training
  • Counsellor at the Margaret Jackson Centre, Exeter
  • Freelance Dramatherapist in residential settings, care homes and prisons, work with individuals and groups of: children with emotional and behavioural difficulties, children and adults with learning difficulties, children and adults with physical disabilities, young men on remand in prison, older people in residential settings.
  • Movement Therapist facilitating residential courses
  • Men's personal development group facilitator
  • Plenty of personal development and training through:
  • In-depth experience as a counselling/therapy client
  • 18 years practice of movement therapy in group workshops
  • Attendance of meditation and mindfulness retreats
  • I am 53 and have been married for 22 years, and a father for 18 years


  • Advanced Diploma in Integrative and Humanistic Counselling
  • Diploma in Clinical and Creative Supervision
  • Advanced Diploma in the use of Drama and Movement in Therapy
  • BA Hons Humanities
  • Current Enhanced CRB Certificate

Additional Trainings

  • Emotionally Focussed Therapy for Couples (EFT) Core Skills Advanced Training
  • Emotionally Focussed Therapy for Couples (EFT) Externship
  • "Working with Shame" (Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors)
  • Year long modular training in GroupWork and Conflict Resolution using Process Orientated Psychology (CFOR, London).
  • Trauma with Dartington Trust Therapists' Meeting.
  • Borderline Personality Disorder with Dartington Trust Therapists' Meeting.
  • "Trauma, Dissociation and Recovery" (Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Training (Kelly Wilson, co-creator A.C.T.)


  • Ongoing Clinical Supervision with Core Process Psychotherapist and Trauma Specialist.
  • Ongoing Peer Supervision with Cognitive Analytical Psychotherapist.
  • Ongoing Consultancy Supervision with EFT Couple Counsellor and UK EFT Trainer.
  • Ongoing Peer Supervision with EFT couple counsellor
  • Ongoing Group Supervision with EFT Supervisor

Professional Membership

  • Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.
  • Registered Member of International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focussed Therapy.
  • Registered Member of British Emotionally Focussed Therapy Centre.

Member organisations


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

Supervision - individual and group

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy


Fees below:

Couples: £75 for 75 minute sessions, £65 for 60 minute sessions.

Professional Supervision for Therapists and Mentors: £50 for 60 mins. (group supervision also available).


Totnes: Tuesdays to Fridays 9.15am - 7.00pm


Newton Abbot

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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.

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Older adults


As a qualified supervisor (working privately and for the Dartmoor Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy) I offer support that values and nourishes your professional competence, confidence and integrity.

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Frazer Reid MBACP: Counselling for couples

Frazer Reid MBACP: Counselling for couples