About me

Hello,  making the decision to begin the counselling process can be a challenging one - where do you start?  I offer a safe, welcoming space where you can take the first step.

I believe that counselling is a collaborative process in which we work together on what you would like to change, or maybe you would like to have a better understanding of what is going on in your life. I will support you by:

  • finding ways to deal with uncomfortable thoughts and feelings you may be having
  • helping you to explore any worries or anxieties in a non-judgmental setting
  • working towards clarity and understanding about aspects of your life that are causing confusion
  • reflecting on your past to make sense of the present

Depression, anxiety and low self esteem often result from how we learnt to cope when our needs were not properly met at different stages of life. I offer an integrative approach where we work side-by-side to understand past ways of coping and enable you to have choices; sometimes we may work creatively to make sense of what happened.

With a background in homeopathy, I have a particular interest in how our emotional states impact on our physical health and well-being.

As a qualified therapist, I am a member of the BACP and follow their Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy, receiving regular supervision from a qualified supervisor to ensure that I adhere to this framework.

I work within the limits of my training; if I feel I am unable to help you personally, I will aim to provide you with information to take the next step.

If you would like more information about me and how I work, please contact me either by phone or via the Counselling Directory.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
  • Working Therapeutically with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Identified Clients

I have been a volunteer counsellor with NDADA (North Devon Against Domestic Abuse) and Tower House Counselling: Student Support Service.

I recently worked for Survivors Alliance North Devon (SAND)

I have a background in homeopathy and Reiki

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.

Therapies offered


Additional information

£40 per session of one hour duration.

Availability: Please contact me either by phone or email to discuss availability.


Please contact me either by phone or email to discuss availability

Torridge Chiropractic Clinic
40 High Street
EX39 2AN

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Trish Dean

Trish Dean