Louise Deane MBACP, HCPC, Adv Dip in Counselling

Louise Deane MBACP, HCPC, Adv Dip in Counselling


Newton Abbot

07745 146 128 / 07745 146128

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Newton Abbot

07745 146 128 / 07745 146128

About me

I understand that seeking and asking for help can feel frightening or like a weakness; I however believe it is a brave step and asking for help is a strength.

I work with adults who are experiencing distressing symptoms from:

  • Anxiety.
  • Depression.
  • Low self esteem.
  • Low self worth.
  • Loss.
  • Lack of purpose in life.
  • Relationship difficulties.
  • Domestic violence.

I also offer consultations to parents who are struggling. Issues I have worked with.

  • Blended families.
  • Loss of a child to adoption and the care system.
  • Parental adoption issues e.g. post adoption depression.
  • Being overwhelmed by the role of parenting.
  • Being confused by a child’s behaviour.

What I can offer you.

  • A supportive and safe environment.
  • Warmth and compassion.
  • Non-judgement in confidence.
  • Curiosity and gentle challenge to thoughts that interfere and cause distress.
  • Respect and acceptance.

My counselling approach is Integrative which mean I do not adhere to or use one theoretical model or approach, I like to think about this as having different tools in a tool box; it really means I can be creative and use whatever might be helpful for you. I do not offer advice or make decisions for you, or about your difficulties, but I will help you explore the thoughts and feelings you are having and think about choices. Counselling can help clear the wood from the trees, make changes in your life so you can develop and grow as a person. Counselling can be a powerful agent to make changes in your life and gain relief.

Training, qualifications & experience


I have experience in the voluntary sector, such as Homestart and Samaritans and have worked with families, children and individuals for over 25 years.

My initial qualification was in social work and I have worked in frontline settings in social care settings with children in care, post adoption, as well as working in CAMHS, education and in volunteer posts for charities. I have extensive knowledge and understanding of the impact of developmental trauma, separation and loss.

I worked for many years in organisations where expectations and targets are part of everyday life whilst balancing a homelife so can offer some understanding for those who are experiencing similar.


Below is an example of some of the areas of interest in which I have received training.

  • Domestic Violence levels 1 & 2
  • Alcohol Awareness Insight Alcohol Agency.
  • Attachment in Schools with Louise Bomber
  • Adopted adolescence with Julie Hudson.
  • Life Story Work with Polly Baynes.
  • Safeguarding training.

I continue to train in areas in which I am interested and believe can help me help my clients.


  • BA Hons in Humanities;
  • DipSw(BPhil);
  • Foundation in Family Therapy.
  • Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling;
  • Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy Levels 1&2.

As a member of the BACP I adhere to and work in accordance with the ethical framework. I am also registered with HCPC.

I have enhanced DBS clearance.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


My sessions are for an hour.

Individual work is £40.
Parental support/consultation £50
I can offer reduced fees for trainee counsellors and may some space for concessionary rates, just ask.

Maps & Directions

Totnes, TQ9
Newton Abbot, TQ13

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


I am available in Chudleigh on Tuesday and Thursdays and in Totnes Wednesdays, and Friday mornings.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults