Juliette Medder, Adv. Diploma in Counselling, Registered Member of BACP
Do you sometimes feel that anxiety or constant worrying rules your life? Or you feel low and sad no matter what you may try to do to change how you feel?
Or you find that relationships often start well, but then become complicated with emotions connected to ex-partners or past family issues?
Maybe some counselling sessions could help you get back on track?
I am a BACP registered member and have been counselling adults and young people for 5 years. I'm available weekdays from 7.45 am to 7.30 pm and offer a free half-hour preliminary meeting.
I work with a range of issues including:
- Panic attacks, OCD,
- Relationship problems or break-ups that are hard to recover from,
- Trauma and (complex) PTSD,
- Family or childhood issues,
- Child Abuse - Sexual, physical and emotional,
- Domestic Abuse, including Coercive Control.
- Anger management.
I have a warm and empathetic nature and I offer a well-held and confidential space in which we can explore the issues that are concerning you. My work is rooted in compassionate, active listening with the client firmly in the driving seat.
- And when appropriate, I use a range of techniques such as:
- Use of protocol for Traumatic experiences,
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT),
- Inner Child Therapy,
- Elements of Gestalt and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP),
- Creative Therapies using crayons, paint and clay,
- Sand Tray therapy,
- Mindfulness exercises.
Would you like to know more?
Please feel free to call, text or email me for a brief outline of what I do and how it works and how to get started.
Sometimes just having a sounding board can be enough to ease some of the tension and confusion and help to find new ways forward, and sometimes clients want to look deeper into themselves and challenge their thoughts and ideas about themselves.
My intention is to provide an environment where you feel wholly heard, valued and respected and to support you in seeking your own solutions, by exploring the present to get a sense of what is happening for you consciously, with the option of also working with more hidden issues to examine patterns and unresolved, past conflicts. But whatever pace or depth you feel comfortable with, it is always you in the driving seat.
I see being a counsellor as a way of accompanying people as they journey through their internal landscapes, so my intention is to offer a down-to-earth and friendly approach but also be compassionately challenging if looked-for.
What to do next
It's really important to find the right counsellor for you.
Taking that first step to approach a counsellor can be tricky, so I offer a first half-hour preliminary session free of charge (with no obligation to continue) in order to:
- give us an opportunity to meet each other and get a sense of whether we would both be comfortable working together,
- give you a chance to outline the nub of a particular problem, or state your goals and hopes from therapy,
- see if I could be the right counsellor for you, someone who you feel is competent and safe and comfortable to work with.
If we both feel that counselling could be beneficial, and you wish to continue, we can then discuss and agree on how we will work together and set up the next session. If not, there is no obligation to continue.
More about Drawing or Painting as a Therapeutic Tool
I have found this method a wonderfully freeing way to express thoughts, feelings and emotions by using pastels, crayons or paint to make simple depictions, i.e. stick people, symbolic representations, blobs, daubs or squiggles.
Once drawn, I gently invite you to reflect on what is on the paper and together we may explore the relevance and significance, sometimes going into great depth and leading to quite startling revelations, healing and growth.
Depicting known or unconscious, half-understood thoughts and feelings on paper, making them visible and thus more concrete, can be like a partial exorcism of the confused feelings; actually seeing them can often bring about increased clarity and understanding.
More about Sand Tray Therapy
This is a form of expressive therapy similar to incorporating drawing exercises into counselling sessions, but instead of drawing a picture, one builds up a picture in the sand using miniatures of everyday objects. These miniatures of say, people, animals, buildings, plants etc, are selected as a conscious or unconscious representation of aspects of one's life, mind or emotional state and together with the arrangement of the sand, provide a visual, three-dimensional world corresponding to one's internal world.
The scenes created usually bring about welcome clarity and understanding, perhaps signposting ways to make changes as well as helping to release old patterns and blocked, painful emotions.
Face-to-face sessions are available in Totnes and Paignton as well as Kingskerswell and Newton Abbot and you can contact me on 07923 894499 or 01803 906731 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I also do counselling sessions via Skype or phone or WhatsApp.
Visit my website at www.juliettemedder.co.uk or click on the relevant buttons at the top of the page.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Counselling, The Dartmoor Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy, Newton Abbot
- Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Certificate in Sand Tray Therapy, Safe Space for Counselling, Newton Abbot
- Foundation Certificate in Art Therapy, Insider Art, Exeter
- Certificate in Practical Applications of Art in Health, Insider Art, Exeter
- Sexual Abuse Awareness Training, The Dartmoor Centre, Newton Abbot
- Certificate in Trauma, Dissociation and Recovery, PODS, Exeter
- Child Sexual Abuse - Hope for Healing, PODS, Bristol
- Counsellor at The Totnes Natural Health Centre, Totnes
- I run occasional day workshops using paint as a medium for therapeutic exploration or expression.
- Co-facilitated a therapeutic drawing class for recovering addicts at Channings' Wood prison
- Member of The British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists, working within their ethical framework for Good Practice and Psychotherapy.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Counselling sessions are available Monday to Friday and the cost of a 60 minute session is £45.
The first half an hour preliminary meeting is free.
There are a certain number of sessions available at a concessionary rate.
- Both long and short-term counselling is possible.
- Practice rooms just outside Newton Abbot as well as in Paignton and Totnes for face-to-face sessions.
- I also work via Skype or phone or WhatsApp.
- I work some of the bank holidays.
I am very happy for you to contact me by phone (07923 894499) or email (email@example.com) to discuss whether counselling could be beneficial for you, or visit my website at www.juliettemedder.co.uk for more information.
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