Wendy McCarron RMBACP, FD (Open) Couns -Integrative Therapist
If you would like help from me with personal problems. I have seven years' experience as a qualified integrative & CBT counsellor. I am passionate regarding helping you through your counselling experience.
I am skilled in short or long term work, which can be helpful with some difficulties in life.
I work with the person rather than the problem and am passionate about helping you to become the person you really want to be.
How counselling can help
Counselling can help to clarify the issues, explore the difficulties and help with making decisions to move the process on, gaining deeper knowledge and understanding of self. I work with individuals in face to face counselling and telephone counselling. We may work with Person Centred Therapy, looking at the Here and Now, combined with CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy), focus on thoughts, behaviour and feelings, to create new ways to cope and manage everyday life. However, in life some people will suffer a loss or trauma which needs to reach deeper levels of understanding.
What to expect within counselling sessions
Some issues, some beliefs are harder to change, accept and moving forwards can be difficult. This can be reached through our work together, developing a therapeutic relationship, to uncover a greater understanding, receiving support, providing a safe and protected space where you have the time to think and process feelings with the help of a skilled counsellor. People who have been struggling with a problem or who are experiencing emotional pain and distress find that counselling can be helpful in many ways. I feel passionately about helping you to make sense of what is happening in the here and now, we can often make links with what happens in our life outside of the counselling room, how the past can influence your adult life can be a very powerful tool. These insights provide an understanding and the chance for change. It may, at times, be painful and scary to look into the past, though the rewards can be empowering and it is quite common for people when entering counselling to experience life getting worse, once understanding begins before it gets better. Whilst counselling is generally recognised as beneficial to most, it may not be so in every case.
People from anywhere, facing a variety of problems can seek professional help at some time in their life. One of the rewards for me is to see an individual begin to explore and gaining the knowledge to a deeper understanding of self, finding the complete self and are not striving for perfection. Counselling can be the start of finding you, bringing out the joy and creative self.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have worked for last two years in a private Rehab centre in North Devon. I volunteer one afternoon a week for a charity where I facilitate groups and 1.1 therapy sessions. Before this I worked as a therapist for a charity helping carers
- Foundation Degree in Counselling. 2016
- Child development. 2016
- Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour. 2015
- Mental Health Awareness 1st Aid. 2014
- Solution Focused Brief Therapy. 2014
- Exploring fear and sadness. 2013.
- Drugs and Substance abuse. 2013
- Transaction Analysis. 2013
- Equality and Diversity. 2013
- Dementia Awareness and Mental Health Awareness. 2012
- Awareness of issues in children and family therapy. 2012
- Introduction to Mental health. 2012
- Tackling Domestic Violence and Abuse. 2011
- Diploma Integrative Counselling. 2010
- Understanding Theories of Counselling. 2010
- Counselling Skills. 2010
- Listening Skills . 2010
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Compassion-Focused Therapy
- Gestalt therapy
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My charge is £40.00 for a 50 minute face to face session.
Concession fees as sliding scale
Charges for Skype or telephone counselling as per enquiry
I specialise in addiction therapy and am passionate regarding working with each client as unique individuals.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I hold sessions in daytime, evenings and weekends. Face to Face, Skype and Telephone Counselling sessions
Types of client