I have worked as psychologist, psychotherapist and family therapist since 1993. I have worked in many contexts including: a senior practitioner in NHS mental health, in global organisations working with employee burnout, stress and anxiety, and with couples and families experiencing conflict and separation. I support clients during difficult life transitions including divorce, redundancy and bereavement. Many are experiencing anxiety, depression and struggling with various addictions. Our work explores what else is going on beyond the problem, and reaches towards deeply buried, forgotten inner strength.
I am a calm, approachable, empathic, and grounded counsellor with 8 years' experience. I have found that no matter who you are, what you have been through or are currently going through in life being genuinely heard and understood by someone else is a deeply healing process which often brings relief, calmness, and clarity. Wrestling with intense thoughts and feelings on your own can be utterly exhausting and can often leave you feeling stuck or going round in circles but having a safe and confidential space to share with a trusted professional can lead to surprising breakthroughs and a deeper understanding of yourself & your issues.
Are you feeling overwhelmed or stuck? Are the effects from anxiety or low self-esteem holding you back? I can support you through the difficulties that you are experiencing and help you to find the freedom needed so that you can live your best life. One of our natural instincts as humans is to connect with others and to find a place of safety. I want to offer you that place of safety and the rare opportunity of pure connection without judgments or demands. I want the shared space to be comforting so that you feel held and able to express yourself fully without fear.
It takes courage to contact a Counsellor for the first time you may be feeling stuck or overwhelmed, needing to make sense or gain clarity of your personal issues. As an experienced Professional Counsellor, I provide a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space. A place where you can explore the changes "you want". Building resilience and strategies to cope with relationship or work issues, such as stress, anxiety, depression, bereavement, low self-esteem, bullying, or stressful health challenges. Short & long-term therapy 9am -7pm + Sat mornings. A calm comfortable garden studio or outdoors and online during Covid19.
Do you feel stuck, anxious or overwhelmed? Perhaps panic, worry, lack of confidence or low self esteem is having a negative effect on your life. I understand how this may cause you to feel isolated and alone, perhaps you have tried to express how you feel with loved ones, or you may feel unable to find the words. I realise how important it is for you to find a counsellor that you feel comfortable with and how this is a big first step toward's improving your situation.
Reaching out can be hard. Are you feeling overwhelmed? struggling to cope with your situation? your emotions? your experiences? If your trust has been damaged, talking to someone who will take time to understand you can be a huge relief. Perhaps you need support through a crisis or you are at the end of your tether with multiple stresses. Even if you have longterm issues that seem stuck, talking to someone can make a difference. You may gain insight into the roots of your difficulties and find qualities in yourself that have never had a chance to develop. The aim is to help you live a more rewarding life.
I offer a confidential and friendly space for clients who want to explore any aspect of their lives which is holding them back or stealing their joy. Issues clients bring to me include things such as anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, loss and trauma. My aim is to support my clients to find a way forward which works for them as individuals; helping them achieve their goals and make the changes they want to see in their lives. I have a particular specialism in eating disorders, all types of issues with food, and body image concerns.
I am a very experienced psychotherapist, counsellor and supervisor based in both central Exeter and London. I provide a confidential, safe and impartial space where you can talk about difficult thoughts or emotional issues. I specialise in working with my clients to improve their quality of life and relationships. My role in offering both counselling and psychotherapy is to help you make sense of what you are experiencing, develop the skills to know and accept yourself and to make changes that are right for you.
Maybe there is a specific event you are aware of, or thoughts & feelings are overwhelming for no known reason. Perhaps you've not been feeling yourself or maybe something has always been missing. Together, we can explore the feelings, thoughts & relational patterns that have been causing you distress. I can support you to gain a deeper understanding of the effects of past experiences & how these may impact your struggles in the present. I hope to encourage self-acceptance as a good enough person, quietening the inner critic & bringing compassion to the relationship you have with yourself & transforming your relationship with others.
Welcome. Here you will be offered a warm welcome, and the opportunity to share what is going on for you in a calm, safe and confidential space. This is your space and your time. I am here to listen and support you to ‘unpack’ the thoughts, feelings and emotions that may have become painful, ignored, too heavy to carry, or silenced. Together we can work towards a better understanding of what has brought you here, and to enable the comfort and relief necessary to move forward.
Welcome. My name is Antonella and I'm an experienced and dedicated counsellor working with both adults and young people. I support people who are going through all kinds of struggles and challenges. Clients I have worked with have told me that for the first time they were able to talk and express their feelings and thoughts about themselves and life as they felt safe and comfortable. I offer a safe and confidential space where you are free to explore yourself and your concerns, and discover your inner resources at your own pace. I will genuinely listen, be with you and accept you for who you are without judgement.
I'm a Relationship and Couples Counsellor because I believe - and I know from my own experience - that the impact of either a nourishing or a difficult, draining relationship affects our whole lives and how much we are able to engage with the world as our best selves. A crisis, an ongoing difficulty, or just loss of connection can make us feel hopeless and stuck and our sense of well-being is lost. Feeling hopeless with your intimate and sexual relationship can feel lonely and isolating. I will create a safe and unbiased space in which to explore what you are longing for and what is keeping you from having the relationship you want.
In my experience people seek therapy because they feel desperate, and hold off on spending money on therapy until they absolutely have to, with this in mind I will do my best to offer a quick appointment using a variety of options - phone, online or home visit . All with sliding scale prices. If you have awful feelings that have taken all the joy out of life, maybe event stop you from thinking life is worth living, I'm asking you to give therapy a try because often, using small steps, given the right support, things can get better.
I am an experienced and registered MBACP counsellor, based in Exeter, working with adults, young people and children. I work with a wide range of issues, including anxiety, depression, self-harm, bereavement and loss, and trauma. I offer a warm, safe, confidential and non-judgemental space for you to explore difficulties or problems from your past or present and look at how these maybe holding you back from living a more satisfying and fuller life. As a humanistic counsellor, I focus on building a respectful, caring and empathetic relationship with you and, through this, support you as you progress towards your goal.
Do you feel as though you need to be heard, truly understood and supported without fear of judgement? Maybe you would like to look back at your life and learn something about the experiences that you have been through that have bought you to this moment. At some point during our life, we can all have feelings of overwhelm, isolation and despair…you are not alone! Finding Me Therapy can offer you a safe, confidential, trusting, therapeutic relationship so that together we can help you to find the true, authentic you… the you, that you have been searching for.
I work with people who are experiencing some stress or anxiety, feeling depressed, and also the common problem that 'something isn't right but I can't quite work out what'. I can help you develop coping strategies and process what's happening until you get back to a position where you feel happy and in control of your own life. I have a particular interest in working with sexual abuse and trauma. I also enjoy working with student counsellors - please get in touch to discuss arrangements.
Do you want a clearer focus, a 'lighter' way of being? If you're experiencing low mood, anxiety, stress or dealing with trauma, addiction and relationship challenges I can work with you, online, by phone, or face to face. We can explore where your emotions come from, how they affect you and how you might approach change. If you'd like equine assisted therapy, and we feel it would be beneficial to you, we can plan a program alongside our counselling sessions, in North Devon. I work in integrative and relational way, using a range of counselling approaches to work with you to see if there is better way of being & more clarity.
I am an experienced counsellor, trainer and group facilitator. I work with people experiencing a range of difficulties using an integrative approach which means we work together so you can find your own ways to cope with the things that are getting you down or have kept you stuck or feeling overwhelmed. I integrate talking therapy with other useful approaches and techniques including drawing, visual imagery, using objects in a sand tray, mindfulness exercises, assertiveness skills and self-care tools.
Experienced & BACP Accredited, sex-positive Gender, Sexuality & Relationship Diversity (GSRD) therapist working with LGBTQIA+ people. Knowledgable about gender, sexuality, transitioning, polyamory, consensual & ethical non-monogamy (CNM/ENM), open relationships, kink, BDSM, D/s, fetishes, sexual Issues, sex workers, swinging, munches, and sex parties. All genders and sexualities welcome.
Sometimes life feels overwhelming, we can struggle with anxiety and uncertainty. We can talk about your dreams, your fears, your thoughts, your beliefs, your feelings. What about your relationships with partners, family or friends? Let’s consider why you aren’t as happy as you want to be, why life isn’t going the way you want it to or why it's seems like everyone else has things sorted. Let’s see if we can unravel what’s going on for you and work towards finding peace, joy and happiness. Let’s try and find some answers. Let’s discover what you want in life. Let your voice be heard. Let’s talk.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Cullompton are psychologists, licensed counsellors, therapists, and psychotherapists, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualised treatment.
Services offered, education, and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Cullompton then may specialise in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counselling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Cullompton, or Child Psychologists in Cullompton.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Cullompton psychologists specialising in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Cullompton specialise in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or counsellor who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
Can I afford counselling?
Yes. Most counsellors offer reasonable rates or will work on a sliding scale basis. Many accept health insurance. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the counsellor.