Yvonne Beechfield-Brown

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Integrative Counsellor (MBACP Registered)
Available for new clients
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Plymouth, Devon, PL7
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I offer a quiet, empathic and non judgemental space for you to bring any feelings of anxiety, depression and low self esteem.

I will help you gain confidence and knowledge in techniques that regulate these feelings.   As you become more familiar in exploring your feelings, without fear of being overwhelmed by them, we can start to make sense of these feelings.  We can't 'rub out' life events that have caused significant pain or distress, but we can learn to view them from a different perspective. One which allows us to live outside of the shadow left by such events.

The roots of our emotions and feelings are laid down in our younger years and can be reinforced with more life experiences. If this is something that interests you (for some I know it feels almost essential to go back before we can go forward) I am happy to explore memories and family history.  However I think it is worth saying this isn't essential for successful therapy.  For any one interested in using mindfulness (a focus on the present), I have found this to be most successfull with renumeration, negative thinking and low self esteem.

Whichever way you choose to work, we will be in it together. Whilst the journey may at times be more challenging than others, I will steadfastly offer you compassion, encouragement, honesty and even humour has it's important role.

A little bit about the practicalities of how I work. I offer both face to face and remote counselling. Remote counselling is either on a social media platform such as Zoom or a telephone call. I find weekly sessions, preferably at the same time each week for the first six-eight weeks works best. After this some feel ready to move to fortnightly sessions and others stay weekly.  There is no right or wrong it is simply what feels right in your process. I always offer a 45 minute free initial chat. This gives you chance to ask any questions you have and get an idea if I am the right counsellor for you.

All you need to do is pick up the phone or email me.  I know this first move can be quite hard - but I would say take a deep breath and do it. It's your first step into a better life. If I am not immediatly available I will contact you as ASAP.  *please check your spam*   We can then arrange a convenient date for a chat as to how I can help and get your first appointment in the diary. 

Who ever you choose as you counsellor, I wish you the very best on your journey to a better lived life.


Training, qualifications & experience

I have seven years experience in counselling, and many more gained from my own life journey.  I have practised at the Iron Mill in Exeter where I worked with university students and also Margret Jackson centre. Working with a broad range of issues such as anxiety, depression, stress, grief,  and suicidal thoughts.


  • Certificate in counselling
  • Adv. Dip. In counselling & Psychotherapy
  • Post Grad diploma in working with young people and adolescents.
  • Advanced courses in the practise of Mindfulness - how to live mindfully & Compassionate Response

Further Training

Anxiety, Abuse, Anger management, Shame,Trauma, and eating disorders. 

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Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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.

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Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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£27.50 - £45.00
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

  • £40 hour face to face

However, during these uncertain weeks of the covid19 virus, I am happy to negotiate where appropriate for Skype sessions.

When I work

Monday - Friday, daytime and early evenings.

Plymouth, Devon, PL7

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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