Emma Redfern - Counselling Plus Psychotherapy, EMDR & Supervision in Exeter & Honiton

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Counselling, Psychotherapy and Supervision in Exeter and Honiton

As a BACP Senior-Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist, Supervisor and EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner, I offer counselling, psychotherapy, supervision and EMDR in Exeter and Honiton. I have experience of working with the following issues, amongst others, (in alphabetical order):

  • anxiety and panic attacks
  • change and loss
  • depression
  • identity issues
  • over- and emotional eating
  • personal growth and fulfilment
  • relationship difficulties
  • self-acceptance--inner critic work
  • self-expression
  • stress and anxiety
  • surviving another's suicide
  • trauma and ptsd
  • workplace problems

    We all face challenges at various times in life. These may prevent our growth or throw us back into ways of behaving that don't seem true to ourselves. I am trained to help you remove blocks to growth and fulfilment as we work together to your agenda. Counselling can be a therapeutic and empowering experience in which you will let go of memories, beliefs and behaviours that do not serve you and discover and use your inner resources, experiment and develop new ways of coping and being in the world.

    "The point of therapy isn't to get rid of anything, but to help it transform." Richard Schwartz

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    Why choose me as your counsellor

  • I am experienced in working with a range of people and a range of issues.
  • I am enthusiastic about counselling/therapy processes. I know from my own experience how difficult and yet how rewarding it can be to seek and use this kind of help.
  • I will view you as a healthy individual who may be experiencing temporary difficulty. My experience and training mean I am aware of the impact of trauma (whether developmental trauma from childhood or trauma of a one-off nature) and can help you heal from it.
  • I am flexible, creative and adapt the way I work rather than expecting you to fit into an existing one-size-fits-all way of working.
  • I will work collaboratively with you as a co-explorer helping you find and use your own abilities to heal yourself.
  • I am fully qualified, accredited and insured.
  • I have an up-to-date enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

    "Stress can be a useful precursor to the development of new ideas and creativity. It can cause one to be provoked into action to surmount a difficulty or face a challenge. Individuals respond to stress in different ways and each person has a limit to what they can tolerate before experiencing crisis. Linda Winn

  • Working together
    An assessment process will form part of the initial sessions of therapy, during which time we will discuss your preferences, goals, symptoms, history and current circumstances. Together we will determine as best we can an approach to take to meet your goals. This will be reviewed regularly and adjusted accordingly. If necessary, I have colleagues to whom I can refer clients for other forms of therapy.

    Although I will be active in the therapy, as client so will you be. One of my favourite quotes regarding how (in particular) longer-term, in-depth psychotherapy works comes from Ron Kurtz in Body-Centered Psychotherapy: The Hakomi Method Updated Edition, p. 25:

    "Psychotherapy is healing and healing only happens to living organisms.
    You can fix a car or a bookcase, you can repair a television set or a computer--
    but you don't heal them. And they don't heal themselves. Only living systems heal;
    they don't get fixed or repaired or anything like that. An MD can set a fracture,
    but he cannot heal it. He must wait and see if it will heal. He can help, but he cannot heal.
    Healing is an act of self-recreation. One being cannot heal another.
    The other can only help or hinder. The organicity principle places the locus of healing
    and control within the client and the client-therapist relationship. The client's growth
    and unfolding, his or her answers and resolutions, completions and new directions,
    are all within. The therapist is there to help manage the process through which the
    client goes there and gets them."

    Also, part of my role as a psychotherapist is to make myself obsolete as I assist clients to self-heal and find their own inner resources for therapy and for life beyond therapy. If this is of interest, you might like to read a short reflective article I wrote which was published in Therapy Today, April 2010, pp. 30-31, called DIY Therapy.

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    The place - Exeter
    I meet clients, by arrangement only, in Exeter at Southernhay Clinic, 4 Barnfield Crescent, Exeter EX1 1QT. Parking at Barnfield Crescent is not possible but Southernhay Clinic is very close to the Princesshay shopping development in the city centre and there many car parks close by as well as metred, on-street parking on Southernhay West and Southernhay East.

    Southernhay Clinic is only a 10/15-minute walk from Exeter Central train station with trains to and from Exmouth, Topsham, Cranbrook, Pinhoe, Whimple, Feniton, Axminster and on up the line to London Waterloo.

    I see clients in Exeter on Tuesday afternoons, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

    The place - Honiton
    I also see clients in Honiton where the premises has free parking and is very close to the first Honiton exit off the A30 and a short walk from Honiton train station.

    Session times in Honiton are: Monday afternoons (currently full) and Fridays (a few slots are available).

    The price
    Currently, my standard charges range from £50 to £65 per hour for working with an individual. I accept cash or cheques (sorry, no cards) for face-to-face work and bank transfer otherwise. For payment by a third-party, please enquire as the charges may be adjusted to cover administration and invoicing charges.

    "Recent brain scans done before and after psychotherapy show both that the brain plastically reorganizes itself in treatment and that the more successful the treatment the greater the change." Norman Doidge

    Ethical practice and professional conduct
    I adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework and the BACP Professional Conduct Procedure. A new Ethical Framework was published in 2016 and can be found in the July 2016 edition of Therapy Today magazine. To review or act on the BACP Professional Conduct Procedure, please click here to begin that process.

    Counselling Plus offers counselling, psychotherapy, supervision and EMDR in Exeter (EX1) and Honiton (EX14), Devon within easy reach of Exmouth, Topsham, Cranbrook, Pinhoe, Whimple, Feniton, Ottery St Mary, Axminster and Sidmouth.

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    Therapist photo by Gemma Varney Photography, Exeter, 07780 33197 and www.gemmiev.com

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