Vera - 'Jill' Abbott MBACP (Accred)

Vera - 'Jill' Abbott MBACP (Accred)

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PL15 9NY


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About me

By telephone or face to face, 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.

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

I offer a 20 minute consultation is available 'free of charge'

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


Accredited register membership


Individuals £45 per session

Couples £60


Students and unemployed £35 per session (Concessionary rate)

Sessions 50 mins
I usually work in batches of 6 sessions
, (payment after each session)

Supervision £55 per session
Student Concessionary Rate £45.00

20 minute consultation is available 'free of charge'


Daytime, evenings & some Saturday mornings.

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

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

Maps & Directions

Launceston, PL15 9NY

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Weekdays and evenings Monday Wednesday and Friday 9am - 7pm earlier by prior agreement + some saturday mornings

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

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

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