Justine Hewitt (MNCS Accred; MA honours)
Counselling presents a unique opportunity to talk about your issue(s) in a supportive, non-judgemental and confidential space. Talking with friends and family can be helpful but sometimes it can be difficult to share deeply personal thoughts, feelings and experiences with people you know, particularly if you're feeling overwhelmed and struggling to cope.
I offer a professional counselling service where warmth, empathy and acceptance run through all aspects of my practice. Together, we will explore the issue(s) that are causing you psychological and/or emotional distress with the aim of helping you to reach your own solutions and insight. Counselling can be a challenging process but ultimately, it can bring about lasting and meaningful change that enhances your overall sense of wellbeing, and increases your sense of purpose and control.
I am a qualified Integrative counsellor which means that whilst my approach is primarily person-centred, I also draw on techniques from other therapeutic approaches such as CBT and Gestalt, as well as incorporating more creative techniques such as sand-tray. In practice, that means I can tailor your therapy to meet your specific needs in a way that you feel comfortable with.
I practice from comfortable counselling rooms conveniently located in central Exeter.
Training, qualifications & experience
Qualifications & Training:
- MA(honours) Psychology
- Level 4 Advanced Diploma in Counselling
- Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Level 2 Award in Counselling Concepts
I have attended CPD workshops focussing on:
- Somatic Resourcing
- Nature Therapy
- Working with Trauma
- Sandtray Therapy
- Introduction to Coaching
I also worked for 1+ years as a volunteer counsellor in Exeter, where I saw clients presenting with a range of issues and for 2+ years as a volunteer grief support worker with a bereavement charity in Exeter, supporting children and young adults who experienced the death of a significant person in their life.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Childhood bereavement
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Work-related stress
Counselling sessions are £40 p/h
Initial session is £20
I also offer a limited number of reduced rate appointments of £30 p/h to counselling students, students and clients on a low income. If all these slots are taken, a waiting list is available for clients who are happy to wait.
I realise that approaching counselling can be a daunting prospect and you may feel apprehensive about doing so. I'm happy to answer any questions you may have by phone or email or alternatively, you may prefer to visit my website first which provides additional information about my practice.
If you'd like to move forward with counselling, we can arrange a 1-hour reduced rate initial appointment. This appointment enables us to discuss what issue(s) you are bringing to counselling and how many sessions you might need. It's also an opportunity for me to share with you how I work and to address any concerns you may have around confidentiality and privacy. By the end of this session, you may decide you'd like to move forward with counselling and book a session or you may feel you need a little more time to think it over.
Once you have started counselling, you are under no obligation to continue for a set number of sessions. However, it is usually beneficial to have an 'ending' session to create a positive conclusion to your counselling experience.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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My practice hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday between 9.15am-5.15pm. Some daytime and evening slots are available for counselling via phone.
Types of client