Becky Whittaker

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Exeter EX2 & Newton Abbot TQ12
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About me

FREE NO OBLIGATION INTRODUCTORY SESSION AVAILABLE


A Bit About Me


I know that making the decision to begin counselling is sometimes a difficult one, as an Integrative Humanistic Counsellor I work in a confidential, warm, supportive and honest way. Through the therapeutic relationship I aim to guide and support you in exploring your own issues or concerns. I offer a safe, secure and non-judgemental space for you to explore your true self and any issues that you might be experiencing. My work is informed by different therapeutic models but everything I do is seated in building with you, a trusting, safe and supportive relationship as the very foundation to our work together. I will work with you respectfully where we can celebrate your steps and changes however small or big they may be.

As well as lot's of counselling experience I also have experience of working in different settings from management and office work right through to dealing with members of the public face to face. I am also a parent and know how difficult and also how wonderful this challenging role can be. I bring my experience of life with me and will be very much with you in your own exploration, I know what a challenge life can be!

My Work

For those of you that have been to therapy before or have more understanding and interest in the different models of counselling, I work predominantly in a Person Centred way whilst incorporating some of the experimental elements of Gestalt and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

I work in a dynamic way that will change and grow depending on what you, as a client brings. I believe that as we are all completely individual not one size will fit all so we can work in a way to suit you. We will work with what is relevant to you and I will gently challenge so that together we can explore what might be the root of your troubles, what you would like to change or what your needs might be.

When we lose sight of our needs in life we can feel that we are losing our way, I will help you to re-discover your own true needs, especially as these often change with age, circumstances and life events.

For those that need to work with more specific goal's I will use my friendly, relational approach and will help you to come up with realistic steps to make your overall goal so much more achievable. In addition to talking therapy I often use more creative materials such as crayons, pens or objects to help you to explore your concerns in more non-verbal ways if this is what is required.

As well as the different areas mentioned above I also work with Sand Play for those that require a more creative and experiential way of exploring yourself, this type of work can be used with many different areas of counselling and I tend not to use in isolation about can be a wonderful way of working together once the initial therapeutic relationship has been built.

Supervision

I am delighted to offer professional Supervision for therapists. During the last 10 years in private practice I have grown to fully love and appreciate my supervision. I have enjoyed using this time to expand on my client work, to learn more about myself and to challenge my ideas around building a practice. Supervision has been a window into so much for me and I know that it has been an integral part of my development not only as a counsellor, but also personally.

I know how important getting the right supervisor is so please take a look at my website for more lots more information and please feel free to ask any questions. I offer a free half an hour, no obligation meeting so you can come and meet me and see if I am the supervisor for you! You can find my supervision details at www.beckywhittakercounselling.co.uk/supervision

Venues

I have a lovely private sun room overlooking the garden at my home in Digby, Exeter or I can offer a limited number of slots at Step by Step Counselling College, Union Street, Newton Abbot.

If you wish to see me in Exeter, I am situated only a minutes walk from Digby and Sowton Railway station or there is lots of parking on the quiet roads near to where I am based.  In my Newton Abbot venue there is lot's of easy, parking on nearby roads (some chargeable).  Both venues are comfortable, quiet and confidential.

In addition to Face to Face counselling, I am also experienced in offering therapy via Zoom, this tends to be a convenient means to access therapy for those that don't live nearby, those that would rather meet from the comfort of their own home and those that struggle with time commitments.

If you would like to come and meet with me I offer a free, half hour introductory session where we can discuss what you would like to achieve, get to know each other a little and allow you to see if counselling is for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I studied for my Advanced Diploma at the Dartmoor Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy, I received a rich and varied training of the highest quality, it is with the skills obtained during my training and my own life experience that I can offer a truly dynamic counselling service. During my work so far I have worked with clients from a wide range of backgrounds who presented with many different types of issues, I have enjoyed working in this varied way and really do love my work.

I am an accredited, fully insured individual member of the NCPS and carefully abide by their code of ethics. For further information please ask or see the NCPS website at https://nationalcounsellingsociety.org/or please feel free to give me a call.

My Qualifications

  • Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling (Adv. Dip Counselling)
  • Diploma in Supervision
  • Certificate in Couples Counselling
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills and Theory
  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling

Member organisations

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NCPS
National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
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Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Additional information

Charges for my work are below.

Prices from 14th August 2022

Free no obligation half hour introductory session, thereafter;-

Counselling Services

£50 per hour for individuals

£38 per hour for Counsellors in training (Level 4 Diploma or above)

Professional Supervision Services

£45 per hour

£60 per 1.5 hour session

£35 per hour for Counsellors in training (Level 4 Diploma or above)

£52.50 per 1.5 hour session for Counsellors in training (Level 4 Diploma or above)

Group supervision prices available on request.

When I work

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I offer appointments Monday, Wednesday and Friday between the hours of 8am and 4pm. 

Further information

I am delighted to have a stunning sun room overlooking my garden from home in Digby, Exeter to see my face to face clients and supervisee's from. I hope you love it as much as I do. 

Exeter, Devon, EX2

7 Union Street, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 2JX

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples

Key details

The venue in Newton Abbot is only accessed by stairs.

Online platforms

Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

Working with Supervisee's is a real passion of mine, I look forward to supporting you, guiding you & being alongside you as you navigate your career

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Becky Whittaker
Becky Whittaker