At some stage in our lives we all need support. Maybe you are in the depths of despair, at a cross roads, road closed or have a mountain to climb. You have probably lost your way or lost your self. If you need someone by your side to accompany you on your journey no matter how rugged the terrain or how far up or down you are, I am here to offer support.
You might be concerned about your child for a number of reasons. The stress of life, Depression Anxiety Trauma or behavoural issues are all signs that something is needing attention. Parents need to understand their children and to respond in ways that might be more effective. Giving children space to express and communicate from their own perspective can also be of help. I have many years experience of working in the NHS in CAMHS and want to be able to reach those who are not offered a service or where the wait is very long.
I have worked in the NHS for over 20 years and I realise that therapy can be a new and unusual approach for people. I often work with folk who are finding things hard, and need a neutral form of support. I can offer direct support, teaching and practice in cognitive and behavioural techniques, or relaxation and mindfulness ideas to help. The goals that a person wants to work towards might be crystal clear to them, or they might refine these as we work together.
Hi, I'm Hannah, I'm an integrative counsellor based in Teignmouth, but able to provide services across South Devon. I work with adults, young people and children. People come to counselling for many reasons: low mood, anxiety, relationship difficulties, family issues, loss, sexuality and gender exploration. There also doesn't have to be a specific reason, perhaps you're feeling stuck but don't know why, or you want to gain more self awareness, counselling can help with that too. As your counsellor I can provide a safe space for you to explore your difficulties, gain awareness, feel empowered and make the changes you want to make
Life can often feel both difficult and overwhelming and I offer a peaceful, private and confidential space in which you can talk through some of the issues that might be holding you back or making life feel challenging. Maybe your relationship is feeling buried under family life or intimacy has dwindled. Perhaps you are feeling unhappy at work, or are navigating difficult life events like, divorce or bereavement. Counselling is your time to explore what matters to you. We can decide together what your goals are from counselling and how I can best support you using the very best of current theory, thinking and skills.
If you are looking for a safe space where you can finally let go, and heal what is making your life smaller than it could be, you are in the right place. I've helped many people achieve things that they never believed possible, letting go of their past negative thoughts, overwhelming feelings and dysfunctional behaviours. Your anxiety and depression are just symptoms that something happened to you that was difficult to digest. It is not who you are. When you discover what brought up those symptoms and heal those wounds, your anxiety and depression can disappear. You can then create something new, more authentic. Let me guide you.
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 issues: *Anxiety *Panic attacks *Depression *PMS self-care and coping strategies *Menopause *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
Are you experiencing discomfort in your life, that could be relating to your past, present or future? I specialise in working with Emotions and Core Beliefs that are often linked to life events, such loss, illness, accidents, moving home, relationship issues, bereavements, trauma or events that you have experienced in your childhood. This can cause repeating patterns of behaviour and can also be the root of pain held within the body. Releasing emotions and negative beliefs that are no longer helpful can enhance your life, bringing about a sense of calm, peace and spaciousness; helping you to reach your full potential.
I have over a decade of experience working therapeutically with individuals, couples and groups of all ages. I support my clients who bring a broad range of issues by using gentle yet powerful techniques that help them discover healthy strategies for coping. I see counselling and therapeutic work as a collaborative process in which the client brings her or his experiences in both a conscious and an unconscious way and I bring my awareness, my experience and my respectful curiosity.
I understand that the decision to have counselling is a big step which for many takes courage. It can be hard to decide which therapist to choose, amongst so many qualified and experienced professionals. I am pleased to say that the majority of my work comes from personal recommendations and some of my clients will return for further sessions when a need arises. I see every person I work with as an individual and our work is tailored to reflect this. As an Integrative Therapist I am trained in Transactional Analysis, CBT Principals, Person Centred Approach, Gestalt and Attachment Theory.
I am a fully qualified (Accredited) Integrative Counsellor/Psychotherapist and Supervisor I work from my private practice in Paignton providing a warm, safe, secure and confidential environment. I like to work in a relational way with empathy, honesty and regard for all clients. I see counselling as a collaborative process in which clients bring their experiences to me and I bring my awareness and knowledge to explore the specific needs of individuals. Being an integrative counsellor means that I use various styles and techniques that I can adapt and develop to help clients discover healthy strategies for coping.
Are you experiencing a prolonged, overwhelming sense of helplessness, depression and stress, resulting in you struggling to concentrate, make decisions and complete everyday tasks? Is your confidence, motivation and self-esteem at an all-time low and you feel you've lost your sense of identity? Is your pain from the past or your anxiety about your future numbing your enjoyment of your present? I offer a confidential, empathic and non-judgemental space to feel heard, understood and emotionally supported, helping you to make sense of any destructive or self-defeating patterns which may be holding you back.
No matter what current life problems you are facing; whether they be emotional, physical, relationship, bereavement, trauma or employment related issues, talking it through with a qualified counselling professional can help you make sense of your situation and move forward.
I offer affordable integrative counselling, which helps with overcoming difficulties such as low mood, anxiety, poor self-esteem, bereavement and relationship issues. You may be lacking direction in your life at the moment, it may seem meaningless or you might feel low in confidence. Perhaps you are looking to find some clarity around what's important to you and to explore how you can bring more of this into your life? Or maybe you want to improve how you feel about yourself? Or perhaps you need a warm and compassionate space where you can fully feel your grief to be able to start to move forwards in life again?
What do you need to get your life on track, to feel fulfilled, relevant, in control and in the drivers seat? Sometimes we just need a bit of support to get there, an outside eye, a gentle challenge. We always need, and deserve to be treated with sensitivity, respect and dignity. Life is full of challenges, but you don't need to face them alone. Letting someone in can be scary, but you really do deserve to be supported, and you have every right to live a fulfilling, rich and creative life.
Why you might be looking for help: • You feel stuck with an issue in your life which you have tried to cope with by yourself, but you are finding it harder to live with and want help in changing this • You feel like you want more from life but have noticed that you have built up negative patterns or cycles in your life which result in you missing out on opportunities which would help give you a more fulfilling and meaningful life. • You feel that you are in some way stuck in the past, where experiences you had as a child or teenager continue to affect you and determine your life today.
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.
In my experience we may all at times face hurdles too daunting to negotiate alone. I work with a wide range of issues focussing on clients who have suffered sexual abuse, as well as young people and adults experiencing stress, anxiety, trauma, panic attacks, depression and low self esteem. We may have issues and patterns of behaviour from the past that we are ready to leave behind. I offer a safe, confidential therapeutic space to be heard and feel safe. In some cases I work in the here and now, in others I believe in order to understand and find our inner resources to change present behaviour we need to delve into our past.
One of the main things that I love about my counselling work is the unique opportunity it gives me to be alongside and encourage you in the good times and bad times. I strongly believe that life should not be a lonely journey and I value the relationship element of counselling above all else. We can all at times be surrounded by others but feel completely alone in our thoughts or our troubles, not wanting to burden those we love. Through my work I have the privilege to travel alongside people as they bravely face their issues, creating with them moments of sanctuary in which they can gain perspective and find their way.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Teignmouth 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 Teignmouth 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 Teignmouth, or Child Psychologists in Teignmouth.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Teignmouth 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 Teignmouth 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.