Philippa Trimnell

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Barnstaple, Devon, EX31
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

  • If you are finding yourself struggling and feeling a need to talk then personal therapy can be extremely helpful in allowing you space to explore thoughts and feelings and begin to unravel a few knots in your life.

Hi I'm Philippa and I have a CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in therapeutic counselling and am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.

In seeking therapy it's completely ok to feel nervous and daunted by the process. I'm here to provide a safe, comfortable, non-judgemental and confidential space with a warm, empathic and down to earth approach working towards building a relationship of trust between us.

Exploration through therapy can lead to a greater awareness and clearer understanding of who and how we are and can shed light on the levels of influence around us.

You are in control of what we talk about and will never be pushed into areas that may feel unsafe for you.

I work with adults of all ages and have covered a range of issues including clients experiencing depression and anxiety, physical health issues, bereavement, relationship breakdown, family problems, abuse, self-esteem issues, loneliness and isolation or just a feeling that life has become a little tough. I use an integrative style of therapy which draws upon aspects of various theoretical approaches.

I would be happy to arrange an initial session to provide an opportunity to see how you feel about us working together with no obligation to continue if it just doesn't feel right for your needs. I offer hourly sessions and if you are happy to continue, we can make a mutual agreement as to how long we can work together for. I'm able to offer flexibility on days and times and we can discuss this in finding what best suits your requirements.

My work space in Barnstaple is comfortable, private and has access for limited mobility.

Training, qualifications & experience

CPCAP cert. Level 2 Counselling Skills

CPCAB cert. Level 3 Counselling Studies

CPCAB Level 4 Diploma Therapeutic Counselling

NCPS Level 6 Diploma in Clinical Supervision

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

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£45.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£45 per hour with concessions for student counsellors.

Currently offering two reduced rate sessions per week for those who are struggling financially. Please contact me for more information.

Please feel free to contact me via phone call, text or email with any further enquiries.

When I work

Daytime and early evening appointments available.

Barnstaple, Devon, EX31

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Philippa Trimnell
Philippa Trimnell