Philippa Goddard MBACP, BA Hons
I believe that life is a gift; yet, at times, it can feel quite the opposite. Sometimes, we can feel overwhelmed by our difficulties.
Often, a trained, non-judgmental and objective ear can help order one's thoughts, challenge ingrained patterns of behaviour, and manage emotions. I am patient, supportive, and non-judgemental in my work, taking a genuine and compassionate interest in my clients. I aim to provide a warm and caring environment, to build trust, so that you can feel safe to explore issues at your own pace.
I am a trained counsellor with an integrative-relational approach; I tailor my skills to meet the needs of individuals and have wide experience of a broad range of clients.
Please feel very welcome to come and share your story with me in a safe, confidential, and calm environment here in beautiful Topsham.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a trained counsellor, having graduated from Middlesex University with a Level 5 Diploma of Higher Education and I have a background in education.
- Counselling Diploma of Higher Education (DipHE)
- BA Honours French and Russian
- Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)
- British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) Registered Counsellor (MBACP)
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Initial telephone assessment is free
Regular sessions: £45 per 50 minute session. Payable by cash, cheque, BACS or Square (Card reader).
Sessions are normally 50 minutes long.
Initial Telephone Assessment Session
This introductory session is a chance for you to talk to me and ask any questions you may have about myself, counselling and my approach, to see whether I may be able to help you. If you think that I can be of help, regular sessions can be booked.
These sessions will take place at the same time and location each week.