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About me

I understand that the decision to have counselling is a big step which for many takes courage.  It can be hard to decide which therapist to choose, amongst so many qualified and experienced professionals.  I am pleased to say that the majority of my work comes from personal recommendations and some of my clients will return for further sessions when a need arises.  I see every person I work with as an individual and our work is tailored to reflect this.   As an Integrative Therapist I am trained in Transactional Analysis, CBT, Person Centred Approach, Gestalt and Attachment Theory.

I have been an Integrative Counsellor for over a decade and have worked extensively with Adults and Young People. I am a grounded, insightful and supportive therapist who works from a place of compassion.  I will bring dedication to our work together as we explore life's challenges, with the aim of empowering you to bring about the changes you are looking for.

I hope that you will chose me as your counsellor.  If so, I guarantee that you will be listened to with respect and without judgement.  We will work together as equals.   I know that life can bring many challenges and it can feel that we are lost without a sense of direction or someone who understands.  You need not feel alone any longer.

I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I abide by their Ethical Framework and Guidelines for Good Practice, details of which can be found at www.bacp.co.uk

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling (Iron Mill Institute)
  • Diploma in Working Therapeutically with Young People (Devon Counselling College)
  • Safeguarding Child Protection Level 3
  • Certificate in Mental Health in Adolescents (KRD Training)
  • Certificate in Working with Clients who have Experienced Sexual abuse
  • Certificate in Working with Grief and Loss
  • Transactional Analysis 101 Verification Certificate  (Iron Mill Institute)
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills (Westminster Pastoral Foundation)
  • Certificate in Understanding the Mental Health Needs of Children and Young People (CAMHS)
  • MIPD Personal Development Course (Nortel Networks)


I run a thriving private practice for Adults and Young People in Newton Abbot.
I also work for one day a week at South Dartmoor Community College, counselling Young People.

My previous experience includes

  • Student Counselling at The Atrium College, Ashburton
  • 6th Form Student Counselling at South Dartmoor 6th Form College
  • Adult Counselling at the Palace Gate Counselling Centre in Exeter.
  • Counselling placement at Checkpoint in Torquay working with Young People.

Member organisations


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 behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Transactional analysis


Additional information

I offer a free 30 minute session for you to meet me and decide if I am the counsellor for you. It also allows me to assess the issues you want to deal with and decide on the best therapeutic model for us to follow.

Sessions are £40 an hour. I believe that good counselling should be accessible to everyone so I offer a concession to those who cannot afford £40.

You can contact me by phone on the above number. If you need to leave a message you can be sure that this is only heard by me so your call remains confidential.

Cancellations – Please note that 24 hours notice is required if you wish to cancel a session. If notice is not given the session will be charged at the full rate.

Newton Abbot

Type of session

In person
Sally Woodhouse,  Adv Dip Couns., MBACP

Sally Woodhouse, Adv Dip Couns., MBACP