Sleep or Insomnia Counselling in Exeter

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Mind Body Recovery
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Exeter EX5
If you are looking for someone with a caring warm and down to earth approach then this is what I offer. I have many years of experience supporting and guiding individuals to overcome struggles in their lives, whether it be coping with bereavement to living with chronic illness, insomnia, low self esteem, burnout, relationship issues, anxieties, depression and so forth. There aren’t many issues that I haven’t worked with over the years. I believe I am a particularly good listener and very committed to using all my knowledge and training to help you in your journey as best as I can.
If you are looking for someone with a caring warm and down to earth approach then this is what I offer. I have many years of experience supporting and guiding individuals to overcome struggles in their lives, whether it be coping with bereavement to living with chronic illness, insomnia, low self esteem, burnout, relationship issues, anxieties, depression and so forth. There aren’t many issues that I haven’t worked with over the years. I believe I am a particularly good listener and very committed to using all my knowledge and training to help you in your journey as best as I can.
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Lisa Scarborough Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Exeter EX4
I am passionate about wanting to help people reach their true potential and live as authentically as possible. I believe this to be at the core of being happy. I can offer you counselling support for the following : *Anxiety *ADHD *Panic attacks *Depression *PMS self-care and coping strategies *Menopause *Perimenopause *Health issues *Motivation *Insomnia *Social phobia *Low confidence and self-esteem *Body Issues *Self expression *Your creative self *Loneliness *Hoarding *Loss and letting go *Bereavement *Relationships *Family issues *Stress -work and exam stress *Making difficult life choices *Carers
I am passionate about wanting to help people reach their true potential and live as authentically as possible. I believe this to be at the core of being happy. I can offer you counselling support for the following : *Anxiety *ADHD *Panic attacks *Depression *PMS self-care and coping strategies *Menopause *Perimenopause *Health issues *Motivation *Insomnia *Social phobia *Low confidence and self-esteem *Body Issues *Self expression *Your creative self *Loneliness *Hoarding *Loss and letting go *Bereavement *Relationships *Family issues *Stress -work and exam stress *Making difficult life choices *Carers
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Laura Turley
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Exeter EX1
I am a fully insured and registered MBACP Integrative Therapist, Couples Counsellor, Supervisor and a member of the Westcountry Association of Counsellors. I have been in professional practice for 10 years, and work with 18+ individuals, couples and groups using a variety of different counselling models and methods. Although I would broadly describe myself as a 'Person-Centred Therapist', my methods are entirely client-led and not dictated by any personal preference in terms of therapeutic model.
I am a fully insured and registered MBACP Integrative Therapist, Couples Counsellor, Supervisor and a member of the Westcountry Association of Counsellors. I have been in professional practice for 10 years, and work with 18+ individuals, couples and groups using a variety of different counselling models and methods. Although I would broadly describe myself as a 'Person-Centred Therapist', my methods are entirely client-led and not dictated by any personal preference in terms of therapeutic model.
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Shane FitzGerald
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Exeter EX6  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Hello, thank you for finding more out about my practice. Seeking support may not be easy, but you can be assured whatever situation has brought you therapy will be approached safely and sensitivity. If you are having to live with low self-esteem, debilitating anxiety, or PTSD, then CBT may work well for you. Therapy sessions will use clinically proven strategies to help you achieve your goals, and the techniques we choose will be based on the very best research. By the end of therapy, we’ll aim for you to have all the skills necessary to enjoy emotional well-being.
Hello, thank you for finding more out about my practice. Seeking support may not be easy, but you can be assured whatever situation has brought you therapy will be approached safely and sensitivity. If you are having to live with low self-esteem, debilitating anxiety, or PTSD, then CBT may work well for you. Therapy sessions will use clinically proven strategies to help you achieve your goals, and the techniques we choose will be based on the very best research. By the end of therapy, we’ll aim for you to have all the skills necessary to enjoy emotional well-being.
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Claire Perrott
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Exeter EX4
Are you feeling overwhelmed? Are you living your life how you want to? Do you need some help navigating life?
Are you feeling overwhelmed? Are you living your life how you want to? Do you need some help navigating life?
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Sharon Letten Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Exeter EX1
Through my lived experience & training (ADHD, trauma, loss, menopause & attachment issues), I understand how difficult it is to reach out. I use a relational approach - helping to meet your individual & couple needs. I will work alongside you, helping you to navigate your way through life's challenges. Perhaps you just want to talk in a safe environment or need support to make changes? I work holistically with adults, teens & couples in a caring and non-judgmental way, covering a range of issues which can significantly impact on our relationships with ourselves and others - working towards meaning and reconnection.
Through my lived experience & training (ADHD, trauma, loss, menopause & attachment issues), I understand how difficult it is to reach out. I use a relational approach - helping to meet your individual & couple needs. I will work alongside you, helping you to navigate your way through life's challenges. Perhaps you just want to talk in a safe environment or need support to make changes? I work holistically with adults, teens & couples in a caring and non-judgmental way, covering a range of issues which can significantly impact on our relationships with ourselves and others - working towards meaning and reconnection.
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Jennifer Gledhill
Counsellor, MA, BACP
Verified Verified
Exeter EX3
Making the first move to see a counsellor can feel like a big step, especially if this is the first time you've done it. Perhaps you feel like you’re worrying more than usual at the moment? Or maybe there is a specific issue on your mind that you can't seem to get past. Perhaps you've had enough of feeling anxious, or you're feeling low and 'stuck'. When we have the opportunity to share how we feel in a safe, confidential environment it can help us to develop a toolkit of coping strategies to deal with times when things get tough.
Making the first move to see a counsellor can feel like a big step, especially if this is the first time you've done it. Perhaps you feel like you’re worrying more than usual at the moment? Or maybe there is a specific issue on your mind that you can't seem to get past. Perhaps you've had enough of feeling anxious, or you're feeling low and 'stuck'. When we have the opportunity to share how we feel in a safe, confidential environment it can help us to develop a toolkit of coping strategies to deal with times when things get tough.
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Dr Rebecca Evans
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Health Psych.
Verified Verified
Exeter EX2
Hello, I am Becky a HCPC registered Applied Health Psychologist. I am trained in person-centred care, CBT, CFT, ACT, DBT, systemic and narrative therapy. I have supported people with chronic pain, neurodiversity, weight management, trauma, relationship difficulties and memory difficulties. I am an integrative psychologist, thus I use a range of different models and skills to meet the needs of each individual. I have worked with young children up to older adults. I have seen people individually, in couples or as a family. I have helped clients explore their struggles with anxiety, self-esteem, low-mood, bullying, bereavement, & loss.
Hello, I am Becky a HCPC registered Applied Health Psychologist. I am trained in person-centred care, CBT, CFT, ACT, DBT, systemic and narrative therapy. I have supported people with chronic pain, neurodiversity, weight management, trauma, relationship difficulties and memory difficulties. I am an integrative psychologist, thus I use a range of different models and skills to meet the needs of each individual. I have worked with young children up to older adults. I have seen people individually, in couples or as a family. I have helped clients explore their struggles with anxiety, self-esteem, low-mood, bullying, bereavement, & loss.
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Dr Ailsa Lee
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Exeter EX4
I am a warm and compassionate Chartered Clinical Psychologist registered with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC). I have worked in mental health services within the NHS for over 10 years. I am based in Exeter and offer support to adults with anxiety and mood difficulties using a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approach. I can meet with you face to face at my practice rooms in central Exeter or online via video call. My main approach is Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and I incorporate ideas from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT) and Narrative Therapy where these may be helpful.
I am a warm and compassionate Chartered Clinical Psychologist registered with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC). I have worked in mental health services within the NHS for over 10 years. I am based in Exeter and offer support to adults with anxiety and mood difficulties using a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approach. I can meet with you face to face at my practice rooms in central Exeter or online via video call. My main approach is Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and I incorporate ideas from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT) and Narrative Therapy where these may be helpful.
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Charlotte Mizen
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Exeter EX4
We all experience difficult and painful times in life which sometimes feel too hard or overwhelming to manage alone. I have trained and worked as a counsellor and latterly as a psychotherapist with over ten years of clinical experience in private practice, a local therapeutic institution, and as an honorary psychotherapist in the NHS. Depression, anxiety, stress, loss and separation are some of the more difficult issues we come up against in life which can seriously impact the way we live our lives. My approach is psychoanalytically oriented with a focus on increasing self understanding and deepening insight into emotional issues
We all experience difficult and painful times in life which sometimes feel too hard or overwhelming to manage alone. I have trained and worked as a counsellor and latterly as a psychotherapist with over ten years of clinical experience in private practice, a local therapeutic institution, and as an honorary psychotherapist in the NHS. Depression, anxiety, stress, loss and separation are some of the more difficult issues we come up against in life which can seriously impact the way we live our lives. My approach is psychoanalytically oriented with a focus on increasing self understanding and deepening insight into emotional issues
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Nathan Mark Worsfold
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Exeter EX4
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists with experience helping young people with the challenges they face such as anxiety, gender identity, social difficulties and exam pressure. I have experience with a local young persons charity and have undertaken training in Autism.
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists with experience helping young people with the challenges they face such as anxiety, gender identity, social difficulties and exam pressure. I have experience with a local young persons charity and have undertaken training in Autism.
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Renee Norris Counselling, 1-2-1, Couples & 13+
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Exeter EX5
Clients generally come to me when they are struggling with some aspect of their emotions, thoughts or behaviour. My aim is to help my client with accepting or changing some aspect of these three areas. Every client comes with unique issues and from my seat I view the issues as one, "a block in the road to wellness". I am keenly aware that all clients come with individual goals and I am here to help. Many of my clients use the phrase “I just want to feel better". This is my hope for everyone who engages with me in therapy. “TO FEEL BETTER” I offer confidentiality, openness and transparency at all times.
Clients generally come to me when they are struggling with some aspect of their emotions, thoughts or behaviour. My aim is to help my client with accepting or changing some aspect of these three areas. Every client comes with unique issues and from my seat I view the issues as one, "a block in the road to wellness". I am keenly aware that all clients come with individual goals and I am here to help. Many of my clients use the phrase “I just want to feel better". This is my hope for everyone who engages with me in therapy. “TO FEEL BETTER” I offer confidentiality, openness and transparency at all times.
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Matthew Hart
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Exeter EX1
Not accepting new clients
I specialise in assisting adults who are experiencing anxiety, depression and anger related to family, social situations or work. My role is to help you gain understanding and find solutions so that you can once again cope with stress, enjoy home and work relationships, and feel a renewed sense of yourself and purpose in life. I am a qualified psychotherapist practicing face to face in Exeter/Crediton (and online when needed). I offer a tiered 'equalising' fee structure which invites those on higher incomes to pay more in order that I can offer a reduced rate to those who cannot afford the standard rate. Contact me for more info.
I specialise in assisting adults who are experiencing anxiety, depression and anger related to family, social situations or work. My role is to help you gain understanding and find solutions so that you can once again cope with stress, enjoy home and work relationships, and feel a renewed sense of yourself and purpose in life. I am a qualified psychotherapist practicing face to face in Exeter/Crediton (and online when needed). I offer a tiered 'equalising' fee structure which invites those on higher incomes to pay more in order that I can offer a reduced rate to those who cannot afford the standard rate. Contact me for more info.
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Annie Ford
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Exeter EX5
It takes courage to contact a Counsellor for the first time, are you feeling stuck or overwhelmed, need 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 to explore the changes "you want". Building resilience and strategies to cope with relationships or home 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 for face to face, online or outdoor work.
It takes courage to contact a Counsellor for the first time, are you feeling stuck or overwhelmed, need 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 to explore the changes "you want". Building resilience and strategies to cope with relationships or home 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 for face to face, online or outdoor work.
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Jo Daley
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Exeter EX1
With over ten years experience, I work with people to navigate a wide range of life issues, developing long lasting coping mechanisms for overcoming challenging times. I specialise in relationship issues, family conflict, domestic abuse, childhood trauma, childhood sexual abuse and adult sexual abuse. I incorporate mindfulness, guided meditation, and inner child work to support the exploration, understanding and release of deep-rooted emotions and patterns. My practice is socially conscious, and I am experienced working within diversity.
With over ten years experience, I work with people to navigate a wide range of life issues, developing long lasting coping mechanisms for overcoming challenging times. I specialise in relationship issues, family conflict, domestic abuse, childhood trauma, childhood sexual abuse and adult sexual abuse. I incorporate mindfulness, guided meditation, and inner child work to support the exploration, understanding and release of deep-rooted emotions and patterns. My practice is socially conscious, and I am experienced working within diversity.
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Lara Tucker Counselling
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Exeter EX1
Feeling anxious/stressed, having panic attacks, nervous system feeling overwhelmed, feeling low or exhausted, have IBS or other physical symptoms, low self esteem/confidence and subsequently struggling with personal, family or work relationships? It doesn't matter who we are, what age, sex or jobs/positions we have, we can all struggle. I draw from a range of experiences personally and professionally, to help and support you to explore and gain an understanding of the difficulties you experience and their roots, and to build some techniques and strategies to enable you to live a happier, calmer and more fulfilled life.
Feeling anxious/stressed, having panic attacks, nervous system feeling overwhelmed, feeling low or exhausted, have IBS or other physical symptoms, low self esteem/confidence and subsequently struggling with personal, family or work relationships? It doesn't matter who we are, what age, sex or jobs/positions we have, we can all struggle. I draw from a range of experiences personally and professionally, to help and support you to explore and gain an understanding of the difficulties you experience and their roots, and to build some techniques and strategies to enable you to live a happier, calmer and more fulfilled life.
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Rachael Walker
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Exeter EX4
Hello, I'm Rachael. I provide a safe, secure place, where you will be able to talk about your thoughts and feelings in confidence, without the fear of being judged. I know the thought of having counselling can be daunting, but I will help you to feel comfortable and relaxed. All my clients and their issues are extremely important to me, so there is no such thing as a client or an issue being ‘unimportant,’ or a problem being too ‘minor’. The sessions are all about you...
Hello, I'm Rachael. I provide a safe, secure place, where you will be able to talk about your thoughts and feelings in confidence, without the fear of being judged. I know the thought of having counselling can be daunting, but I will help you to feel comfortable and relaxed. All my clients and their issues are extremely important to me, so there is no such thing as a client or an issue being ‘unimportant,’ or a problem being too ‘minor’. The sessions are all about you...
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Roberta Hutchins
Psychotherapist, MHGI
Verified Verified
Exeter EX1
Roberta Hutchins has over 15 years’ experience in private practice as an integrated holistic healthcare practitioner in Devon. Roberta’s many years’ experience of working effectively with people with diverse health problems in a variety of ways have provided a strong foundation for her Human Givens Psychotherapy practice. People suffering from anxiety, depression, and many health problems related to stress, have formed the backbone of her practice. It is often the case that resolving life difficulties, getting needs met and focusing on psychological wellbeing are the keys to getting back on track with life and feeling well again.
Roberta Hutchins has over 15 years’ experience in private practice as an integrated holistic healthcare practitioner in Devon. Roberta’s many years’ experience of working effectively with people with diverse health problems in a variety of ways have provided a strong foundation for her Human Givens Psychotherapy practice. People suffering from anxiety, depression, and many health problems related to stress, have formed the backbone of her practice. It is often the case that resolving life difficulties, getting needs met and focusing on psychological wellbeing are the keys to getting back on track with life and feeling well again.
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Jade Howe
Psychotherapist, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Exeter EX4
How are you feeling? Stuck? Overwhelmed? Numb? I know what it’s like to struggle and feel trapped in the ‘same old’ cyclical patterns, where it does not feel possible to do something different. What I also know, is that this does not have to be our reality. I imagine, perhaps, that you are looking for a ‘warm’, ‘safe’ and ‘non-judgemental’ space to explore your reasons for accessing therapy. These words mean different things, to different people. So my commitment to each of my clients is in being reliably alongside YOU; as we explore what’s important to you; what has bought you here; and how you might like things to be different.
How are you feeling? Stuck? Overwhelmed? Numb? I know what it’s like to struggle and feel trapped in the ‘same old’ cyclical patterns, where it does not feel possible to do something different. What I also know, is that this does not have to be our reality. I imagine, perhaps, that you are looking for a ‘warm’, ‘safe’ and ‘non-judgemental’ space to explore your reasons for accessing therapy. These words mean different things, to different people. So my commitment to each of my clients is in being reliably alongside YOU; as we explore what’s important to you; what has bought you here; and how you might like things to be different.
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Catherine Roguski
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Exeter EX3
I work ONLINE and Face-to-Face in Topsham. I have over 40 years experience working effectively in private practice as an integrative holistic healthcare practitioner and previously as a nurse in both the NHS and private healthcare specialising in women’s health. My psychotherapeutic counselling practice draws upon several humanistic, psychodynamic and solution focused approaches incorporating the very best techniques including creative ways of working to best fit your needs. I have a lot of life experience both personally and professionally. I am a good listener. I am not easily shocked.
I work ONLINE and Face-to-Face in Topsham. I have over 40 years experience working effectively in private practice as an integrative holistic healthcare practitioner and previously as a nurse in both the NHS and private healthcare specialising in women’s health. My psychotherapeutic counselling practice draws upon several humanistic, psychodynamic and solution focused approaches incorporating the very best techniques including creative ways of working to best fit your needs. I have a lot of life experience both personally and professionally. I am a good listener. I am not easily shocked.
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Sleep or Insomnia Counsellors

How effective is treatment for insomnia?

The most effective treatments for insomnia are behavioral techniques that reduce anxiety, including anxiety about falling asleep, and allow the body’s natural cycles to be recalibrated. The most common treatment is cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I), which researchers have found to be more useful than medication, with rates of success as high as 80 percent.

Are there specific medications for sleep problems?

There are many medications, both over-the-counter and prescription that treat sleep problems. Supplements such as melatonin are popular and may help, though there is little evidence that it is more effective than a placebo. Prescription medications such as zolpidem are sometimes prescribed.

Are there natural treatments for sleep problems?

There are many natural treatments for everyday sleep problems. Reducing blue-light emitting screens, setting a regular bedtime, regular exercise, reducing caffeine and nicotine consumption, and keeping the bedroom dark and cool at night are all lifestyle changes that can help those who struggle with sleep but may not reach the level of an insomnia diagnosis.

What’s the difference between having trouble falling asleep and insomnia?

Life events, stress, and anxiety can lead to sleepless nights for everyone from time to time. To be diagnosed with insomnia, a patient must experience trouble falling asleep, trouble remaining asleep, waking up too early, or non-restorative sleep at least three nights per week for at least one month. Sleep problems affect one-third to one-half of the population, while chronic insomnia affects about 10 to 15 percent of people.