Trudi Macagnino UKCP, MBACP, MSc Integrative Psychotherapy

Trudi Macagnino UKCP, MBACP, MSc Integrative Psychotherapy

Dartmoor Centre For Counselling & Psychotherapy
20 Courtenay Park Road
Newton Abbot
TQ12 2HB

07775 773778

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About me

Welcome. You have taken a first important step in seeking help and support for your difficulties. I have over 10 years’ clinical experience and have worked with a wide range of issues and clients. I offer confidential and professional counselling, providing a careful balance of support and challenge, to enable you to explore your difficulties. My aim is not just symptom relief, but a deeper personal transformation.

What I offer:

  • A warm, genuine and supportive approach to explore your difficulties
  • A non-judgemental space in which to challenge your self-beliefs
  • A professional and confidential service
  • An opportunity to gain deeper insight and self-awareness
  • Practical tools to manage your difficulties

I have over 10 years clinical experience as a counsellor and psychotherapist and have worked with clients suffering from:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Panic Disorder
  • Relationship Difficulties
  • Family issues
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Stress
  • Work-related issues

I also work with clients wishing to undertake personal growth and development.

My approach

My approach is Humanistic and Integrative. What does this mean?

I believe that as human beings we are all capable of making choices, creating meaning in our lives and embracing our full potential. Rather than seeing you as ‘ill’ or ‘flawed’, I will see you as a human being who has become stuck in unhelpful patterns of thinking, feeling or behaving. Your choices may no longer be clear to you, your life may have lost meaning and you may not feel that you are achieving your potential in life. This can lead to symptoms of depression, anxiety, stress and frustration.

I offer a non-judgmental and honest therapeutic relationship, providing a careful balance of support and challenge, to enable you to explore your difficulties. My aim is not just symptom relief, but a deeper personal transformation.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • Over 10 years in private practice
  • Teaching and training
  • Supervision
  • Counselling in the NHS (GP surgery)
  • Counselling in Schools
  • Counselling in the Workplace


  • BA (Hons) Psychology 1998
  • MSc Integrative Psychotherapy 2003
  • Diploma in Supervision course 2005
  • Associate of The Higher Education Academy 2012

Professional Membership:

  • Registered with United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
  • Member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
  • Associate of The Higher Education Academy 2012

I have also had training on:

  • Sexual abuse
  • Suicide
  • Anger
  • Therapeutic reading & writing
  • Ecopsychology

I regularly attend professional development events and seminars.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


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My fees are as follows:

  • Individuals = £50 per session
  • Couples = £60 per session
  • Supervision (for trainees and qualified therapists) = £50 per session

I have some concessionary places available for those on low incomes

Payment is due at the end of each session in cash or cheque - You may pay in advance for a block of sessions.

Further information

Before training as a psychotherapist, I worked for many years in a Sales and Marketing environment for a large global corporation. I, therefore, understand the culture and expectations of such an environment which can be very helpful to some of my clients.
I have made some major life changes and am well placed to support clients who are contemplating similar life decisions.
I am also a parent and so understand the pressures and anxieties that this role brings.

My counselling and psychotherapy practice is based in Newton Abbot which is also within easy reach of Totnes, Torbay, and the South Hams area. My consulting room is at the Dartmoor Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy, conveniently close to Newton Abbot town centre, only 9 miles from Totnes and less than 10 miles from Torbay towns.

Maps & Directions

Newton Abbot, TQ12 2HB

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Mainly Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays but other times maybe available

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I have been providing supervision for other therapists in clinical practice for over six years.

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