Justine Hewitt (MNCS Accred; MA (honours) Psychology)

Justine Hewitt (MNCS Accred; MA (honours) Psychology)

About me

Counselling presents a unique opportunity to talk about your issues 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. I work primarily with clients experiencing low mood; anxiety; stress; low self-esteem and low confidence; bereavement and loss, relationship issues; self-harm and clients who have experienced adverse childhood experiences which continue to impact them in the present.  Together, we will explore how these issues may be impacting your general sense of well-being, your relationships and your life more generally.  My role is not to tell you what to do but to work with you as you to reach your own solutions and insight. Counselling can be challenging at times but ultimately, it can be a liberating process that may bring about lasting and meaningful change which enhances your overall sense of well-being, and increases your sense of purpose and control.

I am a qualified Integrative counsellor which means that I draw on theory and techniques from a number of therapeutic approaches such as Person-Centred, CBT, Transactional Analysis and Gestalt, as well as incorporating more creative techniques such as sand-tray and emotion cards. 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
  • Professional Certificate in CBT

I have attended CPD workshops focussing on:

  • Mindfulness
  • 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.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

NCS

Accredited register membership

Fees

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.

Further information

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 issues 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 and can leave counselling whenever you choose to do so.

Maps & Directions

Exeter, EX1

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes

Availability

My practice hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 9.15am-5.15pm.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults