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Calm Waters Counselling and Supervision

About me

Are you feeling stressed and anxious? Are you struggling with your emotions? Worrying excessively? Perhaps you are fed up of feeling low and not yourself?

Perhaps counselling could benefit you right now to get through this difficult time or perhaps you are worried about a friend or loved one.

Hello I am Serena and I run Calm Waters Counselling and Supervision based in my beautiful log cabin, within my tranquil garden in Bishopsteignton, near Teignmouth and Newton Abbot, which is just five minutes off the A380.  I offer a professional counselling and Supervision service where I provide counselling to adults and children over the age of 11. I have over 15 years experience counselling as well as continued study and research.

I also offer Supervision to Counsellors, Nurses, Social Services and Police. I am also happy to come into Organisations for group Supervision. I am also happy to work with trainee Counsellors, offering a discount.

My counselling experience and training is diverse and includes:

  • Depression
  • Stress and Anxiety
  • Supervision
  • Grief
  • Work Stress
  • Transitioning to Motherhood – Pre and post natal depression
  • Pregnancy after a loss
  • Business and management coaching
  • Pain Management
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Sexual and Emotional Abuse
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Personal Development
  • Addiction
  • Relationship issues
  • Self Esteem/confidence

I have enhanced on some of these areas on the services section of my website. If you are unsure if I can support you then email me with any questions here.

Training, qualifications & experience

My training and experience is diverse after qualifying 15 years ago. Working within the NHS, Local Children's Centre, The Big Issue, Corporate organisations, local schools and private practice.

I have completed training courses with Relate, BACP, The Iron Mill College and Dartmoor College and other stand alone colleges. Courses and qualifications include:

  • Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling BACP Accredited
  • Diploma in Supervision
  • Couples Counselling Certificate
  • Relationship Counselling Certificate
  • Transactional Analysis Diploma
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Integrative CBT for Addictive Behaviours
  • Working with clients who misuse alcohol
  • UK/European Symposium on Addictive Disorders
  • Trauma certificate
  • Post traumatic Stress Disorder Management Diploma
  • Pain Management
  • Working Therapeutically with women undergoing the Transition to Motherhood
  • Post Natal Depression Awareness Course
  • Breast Feeding Peer Support Certificate
  • NLP Life Skills Coaching
  • Business and Customer Service Coaching Qualification - ICS

Member organisations

BACP

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.

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I specialise also working with Pain Management with chronic conditions either from accidents or illness.

I also have recently undertaken further training and qualifications with working pregnancies after loss. This also includes peri and post natal anxiety and depression. 

I can also offer Mindfulness training and awareness.

I am also trained and qualified in Business Management and Coaching.

Fees

£40.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

One hour sessions are charged at:

£40 for Individuals

£45 for Couples

£60 for 1.5 hour Supervision sessions

£30 for Counselling Students

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Monday to Thursday, offering day and evening appointments.

Teignmouth, Devon, TQ14

Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

I have been working as a supervisor for many years. I am extremely passionate about supporting my supervisees and helping to grow their practices.

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