Vera-Jill Abbott

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MBACP (Accred)
Available for new clients
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Launceston, Cornwall, PL15 9NY
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

By telephone or face to face, and Zoom counselling with me offers a 'safe place' to discuss and work through whatever is causing distress in your life.

Relationship difficulties, addiction, depression, anxiety, stress, or bereavement issues. Whatever is causing you difficulty in your world I will do my best to help you understand and work through what may be holding you back from enjoying a happier more fulfilling life.

We will work with your thoughts feelings and behaviour and anything impacting on you now from your past.

I am passionate about working with people, using my counselling skills and over a period of time observing how the distress and emotional pain become more manageable. When asked What is counselling I often describe it as a safely held place to unpack all that is overloading your mind, sifting through it with guidance letting go of some, then rearranging the rest so that your world starts to make sense and become manageable again.

My specialist areas are:

Issues surrounding Relationships, Bereavement & Mental illness.

I do not judge
I do not give advice
However, I do know how difficult it is to make that first contact. My sensitivity and caring nature I hope will make it easier for you.


Text, email or telephone.
I look forward to hearing from you and will answer any questions.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have gained most of my experience as a counsellor whilst working at a Medical Centre in Devon and as a Bereavement Support Worker at a Hospice in Cornwall and from a Mental Health Listening Line. I now work 4 days a week in Private Practice and 1 day with an agency, working with assessment and face to face client work.


Certificate in Transactional Analysis                1999

Certificate in counselling

Exeter University                                              2001

Adult Education Teaching Certificate               2002

ITEC Anatomy and Physiology &

Certificate of completion

Cornwall Hospice Care                                        2010

Diploma in Integrative Counselling                       2011

Level 5 Diploma in CBT                                        2012

Adv Diploma Supervision (accred) NCS               2014

BACP Accreditation                                               2014

Critical Incident De-Briefing                                   2014

I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapists I abide by their code of ethical frame work for good practice.

I am passionate about Counselling and Psychotherapy and continuously study and learn all I can.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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


£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Axa Health
  • BUPA
  • Health Assured

Additional information

Individuals £50 per session

Couples £75


Students and unemployed £45 per session (Concessionary rate)

Sessions 50 mins

Supervision £60 per session
Student Concessionary Rate £50.00

Appointments: Tuesday - Thursday inc

7.45pm - 6.00pm

My practice borders Devon & Cornwall. 3 miles from Launceston.

There is plenty of free parking and my clinic is disability friendly.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Nittings Down, Rezare, Launceston, Cornwall, PL15 9NY

Type of session

In person

Types of client

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


In person

Supervision with me at Tamar Valley Counselling is a time to be open and honest about your counselling practice.

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Vera-Jill Abbott
Vera-Jill Abbott