About me

I provide a warm, empathic, non-judgmental space to help you explore your thoughts and feelings.

Issues I help people with include anxiety, depression, stress, childhood trauma, bereavement, suicidal thoughts, panic attacks and unwanted patterns of behaviour.

I am a professional Gestalt counsellor and CBT therapist with many years' experience working with adults and young people within schools and at my private practice in Buckfastleigh.

If you think I might be right for you, come along and have an initial consultation, after which you are under no obligation to continue. It is very important to find the right counsellor for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level 4 Diploma in Gestalt Counselling and CBT
  • 2 years working within primary and secondary schools as school counsellor
  • 3 years private practice counselling adults, teenagers and children
  • 6 years working for Young Devon (agency for teenage counselling)
  • I am currently doing an art therapy course

Member organisations


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.


Additional information

I charge £40 per hour.

The first session is an hour and half but charged at half price £30.

Some concessionary appointments are available for those in financial need.


Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 9 am to 7.30 pm

Further information

I am very conveniently located in Buckfastleigh, just off the A38, with easy access from Exeter, Plymouth and areas in between.

Unit 33a
Chapel Street
TQ11 0DD

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Yolande Dewar

Yolande Dewar