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):
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.
Why choose me as your counsellor
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 had published in Therapy Today, April 2010, pp. 30-31, called DIY Therapy.
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.
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.
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.
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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