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Trauma Specialist Counselling - Mignon Johnson MBACP Reg.

Exeter, Devon, EX2
07854 233123 07854 233123

About me

Is it really difficult for you to imagine a life that's free from the painful grip of depression right now? Do you feel alone in a world full of people but no one notices your struggles? Have you become so good at painting on a smile, and maybe you are good at helping others along their journey, while underneath it all you feel bad about your own life. Who is there to listen to you? Who is there to see if you're the one falling off the wagon? When was the last time someone was there to listen to you and tell you, "I'm sorry you're having a bad day!"

Maybe you've been prescribed antidepressants by your GP for a long time and have fought a long and hard battle to come off them.  You might feel ashamed, believing there is a stigma attached to taking medication.  You have made lots of sacrifices for the sake of your children and others. People have said, "You don't need them, you're always so happy, bubbly and outgoing!" But you yourself know, it was because of the pills you've been taking.

You may have resorted to self-harming as a way of coping when you've been through a difficult time. You know that talking to a professional counsellor can help you because whatever is bothering you needs to come out. You are afraid that your only other form of release might be to go back to self-harm.  Some people are scared that if they start again, they won't stop.

If you are fed up of this feeling and your life is getting you so down, you cry for so many reasons that seem so minor and this repeated cycle of depression keeps you feeling stuck, and back down there in that dark place,  then it might help you to know that you are not alone.  Some people are afraid of slipping back into depression, feeling lost and off track.

So if your depression is taking over your life and everything you've tried hasn't worked or doesn't make any sense and you need to just get it off your chest, then please get some help.

It might be that you've experienced a significant loss recently.  Feeling sad after bereavement, job loss, divorce, marriage breakdown is normal. Prolonged untreated anxiety leads to Generalised Anxiety Disorder and Depression. I can help you if difficult intimate relationships are affecting your low self-esteem.  Poor intimate relationships can be difficult to navigate and can provoke a lot of your anxiety. You may notice that you are not as happy as you had originally planned. If your life is very busy, there might be some other underlying causes of your stress and anxiety.

I can help you if you are trying hard to make sense of your existing world and all its challenges and the answers are not coming to you so easily on your own. You might already be on a path of self-discovery and you are keen to learn more about yourself.

I can help you if your life has reached a crisis point when a number of things are going wrong, haven't gone to plan or as well as you had hoped for and you are looking for answers.

I can help you if you have arrived at crossroads and find yourself needing to make some critical life-changing decisions like choosing to end a long term marriage or relationship. If your marriage has ended and you are seeking a new and better way forward for yourself.

I can help you if you're simply curious about a change in how you are feeling and you might wish to explore your options with a counsellor.

I can help you if you've tried a lot of different self-help methods. The battle with your mind can only take you so far. You haven't found all the answers and you feel lacking in ideas about how to go about your next steps.

Understanding the specifics of your journey here can be a rewarding exercise that explains many complications. Self-awareness can help you in so many ways, to be more in control of your life, to choose a better way forward. You already have some significant life experiences behind you to make it worth inquiring into the past. You also have a long enough life ahead of you to invest in exploring a purposeful and rewarding future.

Some people might be aware that their life could be a whole lot different, in better ways. Very few people ask themselves these questions, "How did I get here?", "Where did I go wrong?" and "What can I do better?".

Don't worry, I've been there. I know how bewildering this can feel. I understand how events in the past inform the present. The decisions you make today inform all your decisions going forward. Don't hesitate to undertake this important and essential self-examination.

I can help you to safely understand and face your anxiety. Anxiety is a common, natural reaction to problems & difficulties which can get in your way, preventing you from enjoying your life & achieving goals. If you are continuously in a state of worry, there might be serious anxiety-related underlying issues going on. When things get on top of you, feeling out of control & uncomfortable in your abdomen and chest, or you might experience full-blown panic attacks. Symptoms include depression, feeling very afraid, quick shallow breath, light-headed dizziness, fear of stopping breathing, heart beating wildly, tingling hands and feet.

I am a specialist trauma therapist. I can help you to safely understand and work through Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Complex PTSD is caused by repeated and prolonged exposure to physical, sexual or emotional childhood trauma. Emotional abuse, domestic violence is severely damaging to your mental health. Symptoms include irritability, angry outbursts, jumpiness, flashbacks, memory loss.

I can help you to safely navigate through depression. Bad relationships, family breakdown, divorce, losing your job, moving house, loss by death, grief and bereavement also affect your low mood and few people have a perfect family. Be curious. Be free. Stop living in fear and tolerating symptoms. Contact me to help you to get rid of fear and anxiety forever.

I am a member of the BACP.

More than my qualifications, I have empathy and experience of successfully helping adults to manage stress in challenging interpersonal relationships, overcome anxiety, depression including a whole range of other emotional difficulties.

Here is the link to book your FREE 20 mins phone consultation https://Counselling4Wellbeing.as.me/YourFreeSession

Contact me now to see how I can help you too.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Training: Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling (BACP Accred.) - 2018
  • Ironmill College, Exeter
  • Membership: British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy - Registered Member
  • Years in Practice:  6 Years
  • Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner (NLP)
  • Mindfulness practitioner
  • Pranic Healing
  • EFT and Tapping
  • Creative visualisation techniques
  • Sand tray and use of miniatures

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Transactional analysis
  • Transpersonal psychology

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Fees

£50.00 per session for 4 paid-up sessions.

£60.00 per single session.

Further information

Specialities

I specialise in relationship trauma and I see clients with a range of emotional difficulties arising from Childhood and Family Trauma, Complex PTSD, Codependency, Addiction, Anxiety, Bereavement, Coping Skills, Depression, Divorce, Domestic Abuse, Domestic Violence, Emotional Disturbance, Family Conflict, Infidelity, Life Transitions, Marital and Premarital, Parenting, Peer Relationships, Self Esteem, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Addiction, Stress, Suicidal Ideation, Women's Issues.

Age
Adults
Elders (65+)

I also have experience of working with clients and families with a background in Armed Forces, Body Positivity,  Cancer, Open Relationships Non-Monogamy, Transgender Allied
Treatment Approach,

I offer a range of therapies such as Attachment-based, Cognitive Behavioural (CBT), Existential, Gestalt, Human Givens, Humanistic, Integrative, Interpersonal
Intervention, Mindfulness-Based (MBCT), Neuro-Linguistic, Person-Centred, Psychodynamic, Relational, Creative and Sandplay, Transactional Analysis, Transpersonal (Pranic Healing), Trauma Focused.

I work with Individual Adults. I also offer consultations via Video/Skype and Video Counselling. You an also contact me via a chat facility on my website www.counselling4wellbeing.co.uk

Exeter
Devon
EX2

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

Monday to Friday. 10 am to 8 pm.

Flexible. Safe. Secure. Online.

£50.00 per session X 4 paid-up sessions.

£60.00 - Single session.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Families
Groups
Organisations

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Trauma Specialist Counselling - Mignon Johnson MBACP Reg.

Trauma Specialist Counselling - Mignon Johnson MBACP Reg.