Emma Redfern Psychotherapy Services Psychotherapy, EMDR & IFS Supervision in Honiton, Devon

Psychotherapy and Supervision

Closed to new referrals in 2021


Currently, I am not taking on new clients or supervisees. Please see the Links page for contact details of colleagues as well as links to therapist directories for IFS and EMDR practitioners.

If you are interested in IFS and Supervision, see CPD Opportunities for more information or email me to be added to an interest list.

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


As a BACP Senior-Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist, Certified IFS Therapist, and Approved IFS Clinical Consultant, I offer: IFS psychotherapy; IFS supervision and consultation; and IFS CPD online only from my base in Honiton, Devon (less than 20 miles from Exeter). I have experience of working psychotherapeutically with clients and their issues, including trauma, and through supervision, experience of supporting therapists and practitioners who have completed IFS Level.

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 experienced in co-creating therapeutic relationships with clients (and supervisees) to enable a way of being with yourself such that removing blocks to growth and fulfilment as we work together becomes possible. IFS therapy can be a transformative and empowering experience in which you will let go of memories, beliefs and behaviours that do not serve you and discover and access your inner resources (including Self), experiment and develop new ways of coping and being in the world. To read more about the therapeutic relationship, you might like to read an article I have written called Three-Legged Stool. This article first appeared in Private Practice, the journal of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy Private Practice Division.



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Why choose me as your psychotherapist

  • I am experienced in working with a range of people and a range of issues.
  • I am enthusiastic about therapy. 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 appropriately qualified, accredited, supervised and insured.
  • I have an up-to-date enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.


  • 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 have written called DIY Therapy. This article first appeared in Therapy Today, the journal of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.


    "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 formally adopted on 1st July 2018 and can be found online here. To review or act on the BACP Professional Conduct Procedure, please click here to begin that process.


    Redfern Psychotherapy Services offers psychotherapy, IFS supervision, counsellor CPD and EMDR in Honiton (EX14), Devon within easy reach of Exeter, Exmouth, Topsham, Cranbrook, Pinhoe, Whimple, Feniton, Ottery St Mary, Axminster and Sidmouth.


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