Types of Counselling
Disclaimer - these photos are not of me or my clients, they are taken from the internet to illustrate the variety of services that I offer.
I work with adults, young people and children 1:1 and can offer:-
Talk therapy - I aim to go at a pace comfortable for you, listening with empathy and non-judgementally to help you understand your feelings, thoughts and behaviours towards improved mental health.
Pet assisted therapy - if you love animals this can be hugely beneficial, many people feel safer and calmer with a pet in the room. At your request my placid border terrier Winnie can be with us. She has a very gentle temperament and is insured to be present during counselling sessions. She also has an ideal temperament to help people overcome a fear of dogs.
walk and talk outside - this can feel less intense with the added mental health benefits of just being outdoors.
Therapy using Creative activities such as sand-play and art can be used if these interest you. Creative activities can allow the expression of emotions that are hard to put into words, such non-verbal expressions can have a powerful impact at any age. What is of utmost importance is that you are comfortable with whatever we do.
My Counselling Approach
My counselling and psychotherapy work is termed ‘integrative’ because I incorporate different counselling approaches in my work (mainly Person Centered, Gestalt Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Transactional Analysis models) depending on what best works for you. I see these approaches as simply offering different perspectives on life because different ways of looking at things at different times can be beneficial.
Above everything, the quality of the interaction between us is the most crucial factor in this work. This is why I feel it is important for me to offer you an initial, free, half hour session so that you can decide if you would like to work with me.
I offer counselling / psychotherapy, in North Devon near Holsworthy & Bude Monday to Friday (daytime) with adults and young people.
Please contact me by text, phone or email (see contact page).
your 1st half hour is free with no obligation. Thereafter, £40 per hourly session. This can be face to face or over the phone and is usually once a week.