Ziva Weaver Psychotherapist Reg: CABP / UKCP / EMDR

Ziva Weaver  Psychotherapist Reg: CABP /  UKCP / EMDR

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About me

I am a UKCP Registered Integrative Psychotherapist, EMDR and DDP practitioner based in Devon. I work with Adults, Children & Young People in private practice in Totnes and Exeter treating PTSD, developmental trauma, single event trauma, anxiety & depression and relationship difficulties.

I also provide therapeutic support service to local authorities Fostering and Adoption services as well as CAMHS teams. Support for parents and their children is based on the DDP model Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy. I offer supervision to allied practitioners.

I am known for my warmth, directness and thoughtful down to earth style. I combine analytic and playful aspects of working.

About you

We all have emotional needs and the innate resources to meet these needs whether we are an adult, child, parent or carer.

You may be feeling anxious, lost, disconnected, depressed, low in confidence, angry, sad or suffering with stress.

You might be dealing with changes in your life, such as relationship endings or bereavement, or the impact of abuse, job loss, injuries or simply wanting to make sense of personal history, to mention just a few of the possibilities.

Experiencing these feelings or events, you may have constructed negative belief systems and developed ineffective coping strategies to help you to manage your daily life.

My approach is to compassionately listen, to invite co-thinking and reflection offering the support you need to make sense of your thoughts, feelings and experience.

How I can help

DDP - Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy

DDP is an effective therapy for deepening the emotional connection in your relationships. This approach draws on the attachment based work of therapist Dan Hughes emphasising P.A.C.E attitudes of Playfulness; Acceptance; Curiosity and Empathy.

EMDR Trauma Therapy

EMDR - Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing- a treatment specifically developed to reduce anxiety and fear related to developmental trauma and PTSD. It is proven to be very effective in processing trauma lodged in our minds, by reducing the emotional intensity of responses to daily triggers connected to specific traumatic memories either developmental/emotional or more specific and acute. It helps rebuild confidence by neurologically ‘re-installing’ positive beliefs. My focus with this treatment is creating a safe environment to support you in developing constructive coping mechanisms for the future.

Psychotherapy with Children & Young People

This therapy provides your child with a safe place to explore difficult thoughts and feelings. I seek to foster a warm and trusting relationship within which children and adolescents can help to communicate through talking and or play. I also help parents develop skills that prevent problems from escalating.

Adult Integrative Therapy

Whether you come here as a result of a crisis or a sense of curiosity about yourself, this is an opportunity to explore long held beliefs and attitudes that may not fit you anymore. I can support you to explore your inner self, understand things in a new way, and make more satisfying choices about your life.

Other Support Options

I offer support and consultancy to parents and carers on a range of child and adolescent related issues.

I provide support for

  • Simple and complex trauma
  • Emotional development
  • Traffic accidents
  • Personal injuries
  • Sexual assaults
  • Loss and bereavement
  • Personal growth
  • Transitions
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • PTSD

Whether you require short or long-term help, I will support you through your journey, to find a positive place for you as an individual, or for your child and for your family.

Please get in touch to have an informal, friendly conversation.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

Adult Psychotherapy 1992 - Chiron Centre for psychotherapy, London

Psycho dynamic work with adolescents 2000 - Westminster Pastoral foundation, London

DDP - Dyadic Developmental psychotherapy 2007 - Family futures, London

EMDR 2013 - Alexandra Riechman - London

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Hourly fees:

Individual Psychotherapy children and adults £65 (1 hour)

DDP                                                           £75 (1 hour)

EMDR                                                     £97 (1.5 hours)

Consultations                                             £65 (1 hour)

Further information

EMDR sessions are 1.5 hours

Maps & Directions

Exeter, EX4
Totnes, TQ9

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: Hebrew


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Mondays & Tuesday (Totnes), Wednesday (Exeter)

Types of client

Young people