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About me

I offer a quiet, empathic and non judgemental space for you to bring any problems weighing you down or preventing you living the life you'd like.

You maybe struggling with feelings of general anxiety, low mood and no motivation. Maybe it is that you are feeling overwhelmed and no longer enjoying life in the way you would like. It might be that no matter what you do, you never feel quite good enough. We will all experience some of these feelings and emotions at some point in life. Talking really does help.

The roots of the above emotions and feelings are laid down in our younger years and can be reinforced with more life experiences. It is your choice as to whether we, take interest in, and explore the events of your history, that have shaped you into the person you are now. Or whether we be more directive, focusing on the here and now. Bringing awareness to what needs to change in order to make the difference between living the life you choose and living a life that happens to you.

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 works best. However I understand that this isn't always possible and will do my best to accomadate you. 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. 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.

Yvonne

Training, qualifications & experience

I have four 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.

Qualifications     

  • Certificate in counselling
  • Adv. Dip. In counselling & Psychotherapy
  • Post Grad diploma in working with young people and adolescents.

Further Training

Anxiety, Abuse, Anger management and eating disorders.                                 

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Fees

From £25.00 to £40.00
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

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.

Availability

Monday - Friday, daytime and early evenings.

Plymouth
Devon
PL7

Par Moor Road
St. Austell
Cornwall
PL25

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS checked

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom
Yvonne Beechfield-Brown Integrative Counsellor (MBACP Registered)

Yvonne Beechfield-Brown Integrative Counsellor (MBACP Registered)