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About me

I am an experienced integrative counsellor based in Teignmouth and Shaldon, Devon and a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. My aim is to support my clients’ well-being and growth by nurturing their emotional awareness, resilience and confidence. I believe counselling is for everyone and whatever challenges and troubles my clients face I endeavour to create a supportive, gentle and effective place for them to face them.

In my practice I see clients of all ages dealing with many kinds of difficulties and it is my role to give each of them the most empathy, honesty and compassionate regard I can.

I work extensively with older people and provide a fully mobile counselling service for those clients who cannot come to me, visiting them in residential care homes, supported living and private residences. My mobile service covers areas including Teignbridge, Torbay, Exeter and Exmouth.

Online counselling and telephone consultations are offered for some or all of your sessions if it is difficult for you to make regular appointments in Teignmouth.

I also have a special interest in supporting people with dyslexia or other specific learning difficulties and have considerable experience of doing this in school and university settings.

Training, qualifications & experience

I qualified with an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling from the Iron Mill Institute In 2009 and before entering private practice I worked extensively in schools and universities.

I am a registered member of the BACP.

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.


Type of session

In person


Steven Smyth-Bonfield

Steven Smyth-Bonfield