Gerald Cash BSc (Hons) Registered MBACP
We all need help sometimes. Counselling offers a safe place to be yourself, be accepted for who you are and to explore yourself with another. It gives you the chance to talk about things you may never have spoken of before. Often clients say that it is the first time they have felt really listened to. I have experience of working with individuals, couples, families and children.
Counselling is learning about ourselves and just as with any other form of learning, we each have our own preferred way. For this reason I believe it is more beneficial to the client if the style of therapy used meets the needs of the client. This way of working is called ‘Integrative’ and is my preferred way of working. I have studied a variety of different therapies and have been trained to analyse clients’ presenting issues from a wide variety of approaches which enables a greater depth of understanding. I have experience of working with alcohol addiction, depression, phobias, bereavement, domestic abuse and violence, trauma, and with general mental health problems. My university research was into domestic violence and abuse with particular reference to male victims and their families.
Home visits can be arranged.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc (First Class Hons) degree in Integrative Counselling.
NCFE Levels 2 & 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills and Theory
Served as committee member with The Forensic Therapists Association.
Junior school counsellor working with children as young as seven.
Chairman and founder of domestic violence charity operating a national help line.
I provide training courses for those working in the area of domestic violence and abuse.
I have experience of working with alcohol addiction, anxiety, depression, phobias, bereavement, domestic abuse and violence, trauma, and with general mental health problems. My university research was into domestic violence and abuse with particular reference to male victims.
My practice is in Exeter, bus and train within easy walking distance. Free parking.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Bipolar disorder
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
Sessions last 50 minutes and the fee is £40.
Fees are negotiable depending on circumstances.
No extra fee for couples or families.
Early morning and evening sessions available.
Reduced rate for trainee counsellors.
Good friends can often be a wonderful support, but sometimes they may not seem to understand what you are saying, or you may feel ‘silly’ talking about the kind of things that are worrying you.
Counselling is confidential and offers a safe place to be yourself, be accepted for who you are and to work on yourself with another. No one will laugh at you, question what you are worried about, or tell you what to do.
All sorts of things can evoke emotions or strong feelings and we may not be aware of what they are, only that for some reason we may suddenly feel anxious, depressed, frightened, angry, tearful …. Sights, sounds and smells can trigger memories involuntarily.
If we are unaware of what is causing these changes in mood, it can be hard to put this into words, however much we may try. Does no one listen? ….. I will.
In counselling, often called talking therapy, the therapist listens to what is not said as well as what is. This helps to develop greater self-awareness and self-understanding.
With greater self-awareness, it is possible to recognise triggers which result in unease and tensions and to dispel them, enabling self-acceptance and more successful interactions with others.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Early morning and evening appointments are available in addition to day time appointments. Telephone counselling and home visits also available.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|