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Talking with me, I hope you'll experience a deep acceptance of you just as you are, and that you'll feel listened to with great care.
I support individuals and couples in my own private therapy room on the peaceful Dartington Hall Estate, just outside Totnes.
I'm Geoff Green and I've been a counsellor for over 15 years. Read about my work and background here, call me on 07734 364362, or see more detailed information at www.innerknowing.co.uk.
My belief in your potential to create the life you want
We explore together, building trust as we go, creating a deeper connection with your emotions, thoughts and behaviours. This allows a new relationship with the various parts of yourself to emerge, bringing new perspectives and choices.
You are the expert on your life, and so I give you the space to describe whatever you wish, and at a pace that feels comfortable and safe to you. I trust that given the right environment in therapy, one that allows your inner knowing to emerge and guide you, you'll grow in your own way to be more fully yourself.
I'll help you create lasting change, gradually connecting with the life you want and moving towards it.
The therapy approaches I use and am qualified in
My one-to-one work is founded on Person-Centred Counselling – see more at www.innerknowing.co.uk/counselling.html. Read there about my approach, professionalism and qualifications, as well as something about my personal journey.
I also use the popular and well researched Emotionally Focused Therapy approach to support you in feeling more at ease with the different feelings and attitudes you find in yourself (particularly in one-to-one work). In couples therapy, this approach will create more safety between you and your partner – more on this in the next section.
Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy - repairing your bond
I'll help you feel heard and understood, wherever you are in your relationship.
Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy gives a safe and effective route into the heart of your issues. We slow everything down so that there's space to tune into what's really going on, rebuilding trust and renewing your connection.
The patterns of reaction you've developed have been needed for you to feel safe and whole, to live with the fears and longings that exist in you. And your partner’s strategies may clash with yours, making it feel like a battle between you.
EFCT comes from over 25 years of research, led by Dr Sue Johnson, to understand how and why relationships do or don’t work. It's the most tested and successful couples’ therapy available.
There's much more detail about my couples work at www.innerknowing.co.uk/couples.html
Short or long term support available, weekly or fortnightly
You're free to work with me on a short or long term basis, ending or pausing whenever you wish. I won't ask you to commit to any number of sessions, we can just see how it's feeling, session by session. Of course, I want to know if you're thinking of pausing or ending, so that I can help you explore this and learn how to make it more manageable.
Sessions are often weekly, though I understand that financial pressures can affect this. Meeting less often can then be a good idea, fortnightly is possible. My diary also allows some ad-hoc appointments, for example where work demands make a regular time impossible.
Training, qualifications & experience
Since the early 1990s, Person-Centred Counselling and other therapies have opened up new horizons in my life, inspiring me to train in them myself.
I qualified from a BACP accredited course in Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy at Warwick University in 2005.
I've taken training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, and offer this powerful approach to repairing your bond with your partner. I've deliberately sought out some additional sex therapy training from an Emotionally Focused Therapy perspective, developing my capacity to safely support you in talking about your sexual relationship, if that's needed.
I have a particular interest in exploring and supporting relationship issues, sex/sexuality, spiritual development and life meaning.
As a member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy, I work to their robust ethical framework. I take the confidentiality of what you share very seriously.
I am committed to ongoing training and personal development. Regular supervision also supports and builds my work.
I've supported people privately since 2005, been part of University / College counselling services, as well as counselling for Age Concern, Terence Higgins Trust, and a domestic violence project. I've worked extensively in care homes and with people with disabilities.
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
£55.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
I offer a free initial check-in by phone, Zoom, or face-to-face for up to 30 minutes - ask any questions that will help you make the right choice about who you work with.
My standard 1 hour fee is £55 for individuals or £80 for couples, with some flexibility if you're experiencing significant financial pressures. Longer sessions are possible and the hourly rate reduces for the extra time – having more time can be particularly beneficial for couples.
See www.innerknowing.co.uk/prices.html for more details or call me on 07734 364362, and I'll be happy to discuss how we make sessions work for you.
When I work
I work in my private therapy room Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 9am-8pm.
Online sessions are available on those days too, as well as on other weekdays before 2:30pm.
Next steps to working with me
Please contact me (call or message, as you prefer) to ask any questions, without obligation. We'll talk about your aims, and make a booking when you're ready. I may have short notice availability, if you wish to begin counselling urgently.
Are you unsure whether you need or can benefit from counselling?
Deciding to come for counselling is a positive step towards creating a happier life for yourself, and definitely not a sign of failure. Whatever your life experience, you have the potential to learn about yourself and change.
Where I work – private therapy room, online, and outdoors
I offer sessions in on the Dartington Hall Estate, edge of Totnes – in my own therapy room or outdoors. Full details including directions and maps are at www.innerknowing.co.uk/venues-dartington.html.
Online counselling is also possible – I've got a private room on the Zoom service. Other online video services can also be used.
More on my personal journey and the qualities you can expect from me
Now age 50, I've faced many challenges that have felt overwhelming and shocking. I received counselling and other support to get me through bullying, trauma, and loss as a child. Work, friendships, and sexuality have all felt vulnerable. And now increasingly I meet my ageing process.
I expand on this and the essential qualities you can expect from me at www.innerknowing.co.uk/about.html