Vera - 'Jill' Abbott MBACP (Accred)
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.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Individuals £45 per session
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
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekdays and evenings Monday Wednesday and Friday 9am - 7pm earlier by prior agreement + some saturday mornings
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
Supervision with me at Tamar Valley Counselling is a time to be open and honest about your counselling practice.View supervision profile