Shaun Leworthy

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MBACP (Accred), FD Couns (Open), EMDR Trained
Available for new clients
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Bideford, Devon, EX39 2PF
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I'm an experienced Degree Qualified Integrative Therapist and Accredited member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP).

I am trained in EMDR to help with problems such as Trauma and PTSD - Please see the link for more information about EMDR -

FIRST STEPS - Please get in touch by phone/txt or email to arrange an initial call so we can talk about what is happening for you and discuss the help you are looking for and an opportunity to ask questions and find out more about my approach and training.

INITIAL SESSION - Tell me about yourself and things that are causing you problems in your life; what is getting in the way such as struggles with thoughts and feelings/emotions/body sensations or perhaps problems with relationships, so together we can address your needs in such a way that you feel involved, acknowledged and validated. There are no assumptions or judgements you are an individual so let's work together to identify problems and towards improving your emotional and psychological wellbeing.

HOW COUNSELLING CAN HELP - One of the modalities I use is called CRM - Comprehensive Resource Model which is an approach that has been found to be very helpful in helping those affected by trauma and developmental attachment issues - please see the link for more information about CRM

EMDR - - Another approach that is widely recognised as being very affective at treating PTSD and trauma

I adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework to make sure you receive the support that meets your needs.

My practice is based in Bideford and I work individually with both Adults & Young People aged 11yrs and above. I have many years experience of working with a diverse range of presenting problems, such as:

  • anxiety
  • depression
  • relationships
  • domestic abuse
  • sexual abuse & trauma
  • LGBTQ & sexuality
  • self harm
  • looked after children & care leavers.

My work involves helping to create a confidential and safe space to create a therapeutic relationship within which we can work together to address problems and make changes which will benefit you.

Training, qualifications & experience

Foundation Degree in Counselling with Open University and CPCAB
BACP Accredited Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling


CRM - Comprehensive Resource Model: More information visit

IFS informed - Internal Family Systems 

Solution Focused Therapy
Transactional Analysis
Safeguarding Level 6 Training

I have many years of experience working with those affected by Domestic Abuse, as well as working with LGBTQ clients and looked After Children & Care Leavers

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

I charge £45 for a 60 minute session or 90 minutes when using EMDR & CRM which cost £70.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Daytime & evenings, not weekends

Further information

I have a first floor office with plenty of parking which is easily accessible in Bideford

Invicta House, The Pill, Kingsley Road, Bideford, Devon, EX39 2PF

Type of session

In person

Types of client

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

Key details

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My office is on the first floor and the stairs have a handrail

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