About me

I have been trained as an integrative counsellor and I can use different approaches to suit individual needs. I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and abide by their code of ethics.

I can provide a warm, safe and comfortable environment in which you can tell your story. I will listen with empathy, be non-judgemental and I will be as honest with you as I can be.

If you prefer to talk in the open air we can walk together around my field in total seclusion.  I am now able to offer you counselling therapy online or by telephone.

Training, qualifications & experience

I trained at Devon and Cornwall counselling hub. I have a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and have experience of one to one counselling and group work. I have therapeutic experience of dealing with issues of anxiety, depression, loss and relationship issues.

Member organisations

BACP

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.

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Fees

£40.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

First session is free and lasts up to one hour and a half further sessions are £40:00 for one hour.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I am available from 6:30pm Mondays to Saturdays

Further information

Concessions offered on application.

Holsworthy
Devon
EX22

Type of session

In person
Home visits
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Groups

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

There is a small step to negotiate to gain access which it is possible to put a ramp if notified in advance of need.

Online platforms

Zoom
Valerie Barber

Valerie Barber