Counselling in Totnes

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Jason Burns
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
If you struggle with being in the world, with accepting yourself, or with a particular historical issue, I am here to support you journey towards recovery. I am especially interested in gender work - I particularly welcome men who wish to explore masculinity, and women who want to explore their relationship with men. Healthier relationship with ourselves, and others, is an achievable goal, and relies on empathy, compassion and challenge - I notice, and encourage attention on what is revealed in the moment. I understand struggle - I experienced, and have healed from mental health issues in my past, following an unsettled childhood.
01626 249003
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Jamie Gould
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I have a lot of respect for anyone who chooses to begin counselling. It takes courage to be open with someone, and I don't take that for granted. As an Integrative counsellor, I have a range of therapeutic tools to help towards a breakthrough, particularly for clients who live with anxiety, depression, or present difficulties relating to past traumas.​ As human beings, we are wired for survival, and continually adjust to protect ourselves from threats and challenges. As our circumstances change through life, we may notice that the patterns which once kept us safe are now holding us back.
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Janey Francis
DCounsPsych
Hello and welcome. We all face difficulties at different times in our lives and it can be a courageous act to seek help. You may be facing challenges in one or more of these areas such as self-esteem, self-acceptance, self-care, relationships, recovering from traumatic experiences, depression, anxiety, loss of joy in life, loss of meaning and purpose, isolation and loneliness. With the support of counselling, you can return to feeling and experiencing a sense of peace and well-being in your life, and be resourced to meet any challenges in the future.
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Debbie Horton
Counsellor, MNCS Accred
Verified
Verified
I offer caring informal support to help you move forward with reflection, fresh ideas and new perspectives. We might look at old patterns of behaviour that have outlived their usefulness, belief systems that don’t seem right anymore or emotional wounds from the past. There is a desire to change, to move forwards, and to live more fully. But how do you do it?
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Sara Quiggin
Counsellor, MNCS Prof Accred
Verified
Verified
I work online, telephone & in-person sessions. I offer a unique integrative approach. This means that I will draw from different therapeutic approaches to support the work we do together.
07966 758168
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Talya Griffith
Psychotherapist, MNCS Accred
Verified
Verified
My name is Talya. At the heart of how I work is the belief that everyone's choices and experiences are understandable if we give the time and attention to understanding them. When we are supported it becomes more possible to gain insight into the ways we feel limited, to acknowledge and release the feelings that can keep us stuck and to find new ways of being. Therapy can provide a chance to heal from the hurts that accumulate within us and help us find the resources to meet life fully. Through our time together, you may find that new ways of relating to yourself and the world around you become possible.
01364 701879
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Mariana Cervantes Child Adolescent Psychotherapist
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Verified
As a psychotherapist working with all age groups, I use my professional skills and experience to provide a safe, judgement-free space for children, young people and adults to explore what might be underlying their difficulties. I support clients with a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, anger, isolation, identity, sexuality, low self-esteem, school difficulties, friendship issues, loss, grief, bullying, abuse, neglect, parental separation and other issues. I also provide parent work sessions for parents who have concerns about their relationship with their child/children and family dynamics.
07403 923624
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Lifeshape Counselling
Counsellor, MNCS Snr Accred
Verified
Verified
I am here to support you with a down to earth approach to help you create the life you want, we don't need to delve into your past but instead work out how the past may be affecting you today. Together we can build coping mechanisms to bring about the changes you want in a caring therapeutic way. We can meet in my country cabin below or outside enjoying mother nature and the countryside, with whatever feels most comfortable to you.
01803 220859
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Lizzy House
Counsellor, MNCS Accred
Verified
Verified
Hello and welcome, I am here to offer you a safe space allowing you the time to pause and explore what is troubling you. Together we can try and make sense of it. My approach combines talking therapies with creative interventions adapted to your needs. Your might have a clear idea what you want to work through in counselling or it might be a jumble of feelings and thoughts. We all get lost in the chaos of our thoughts and feelings. Counselling helps us tune into and listening to our inner wisdom to help us move forwards with clarity to a more settled and empowered place. Whatever challenges you are facing, my hope is that I can help
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Jane Hughes
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Verified
I have been working with children, young people and their families all my professional life, and have 30 years experience. I work collaboratively with my clients to build a safe and trusting relationship, with which we can explore the range of difficulties we experience in life. Distress can take many forms and children and young people often express this in their behaviour. Many of us can experience different types of trauma, from the road traffic accidents, bullying at school, divorce and separation, non typical development to more complex traumas such as abuse, bereavement and going into care.
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Lucy Gore
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Hello and a warm welcome, I believe our emotional well-being is the key to living a fulfilling life and that we are beyond our struggles so that when life throws up its inevitable challenges, it is how we deal with these, there is always a way forward. My underpinning belief is that having a different experience of life is available to all of us and that our present day issues have origins in the past and so unravelling the threads of our mis-learning about ourselves and the world can help us to live more comfortably and happily in the present.
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the compassionate counsellor
Counsellor, MNCS Accred
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It may well be that you are reading this because life has become overwhelming and exhausting. You may be having a hard time feeling good about who you are, or you may feel that life is passing you by. Perhaps you are in a relationship and feel alone or "stuck". Do you need someone to listen and really hear what you say; someone who feels safe and non- judgemental, but who also has the professional knowledge, and skills to enable you to achieve a sense of well being. If so, I can work with you on your therapeutic goals so that you develop personal insight and feel a sense of progress.
01803 221791
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Geoff Green
Counsellor, MBACP
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I've been a counsellor for 17 years, I support individuals and couples. Read more here, call 07734 364362, or click my website button to the left. Talking with me, I hope you'll experience a deep acceptance of you, just as you are. We explore together, building trust as we go, creating a deeper connection with your emotions, thoughts and behaviours. This allows a new relationship with yourself to emerge, bringing new perspectives and choices. I'll help you create lasting change, describing the life you want and moving towards it. If coming as a couple, I'll help you feel heard and understood, wherever you are in your relationship.
01803 222503
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Chris Woodgate
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
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I am a registered psychologist and doctor of counselling psychology offering psychotherapy underpinned by a contemporary reading of the most relevant literature. I work from an attachment, psychodynamic and cognitive behavioural perspective, integrating these to offer tailored ways of understanding and working with issues that will be unique to each person and set of circumstances. Most of the work happens in the room, though sometimes we might also set things outside of it, where appropriate.
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Eleanor Franklin
Counsellor, MBACP
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Anxiety is normal. Yes, I just said that! Yet many of us grow up with the idea that anxious feelings are negative and to be avoided at all costs. I spent years trying to escape my anxiety, which only made it worse. The more I pushed, the more it pushed back, until I spent all my time pushing. It was exhausting, resulting in OCD behaviours and panic attacks. Then I learnt to change my relationship with anxiety. I realised that to be anxious is to be human. I stopped struggling and instead began to work with my anxiety in new ways that gave me more options, both in the moment and in the long term.
01548 800582
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Hesther Somerville
Psychotherapist, MBACP
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Feelings of being misunderstood, resulting in isolation, low self-esteem, depression, anxiety? Do you excel in creative-arts/engineering/sport, yet underachieve in other subjects? It could be that your learning style is at odds with mainstream education. Trying to fit into a society that favours viewing the world through an analytical lens where hard facts, certainty, and passing exams are the primary goal, can severely disadvantage creative thinkers. Creative people are often highly intelligent and talented yet find it hard for their voice to be heard, finding themselves falling by the wayside. I'd love to hear from you...
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Bronwyn Silva
Psychotherapist, MNCS Prof Accred
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Everyone can use a little extra support from time to time. Sometimes specific things happen to throw us off balance and sometimes we find ourselves stuck in unhelpful patterns of thinking, feeling and behaviour. Research has shown that verbalising your feelings has a significant therapeutic effect on the brain. Taking care of your brain is as important as taking care of your body and talking about the challenges you face will improve your overall wellbeing.
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Kate Hatchett Counsellor & Psychotherapist, MBACP
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
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I work with adults and young people and offer both short and long term therapy. Sometimes life’s challenges may feel overwhelming, emotionally exhausting or relentless and we may seek professional support to help us find our way through. Anxiety, depression, feeling lost, lonely, confused or traumatised are just some of the many issues people bring. Whilst our personal stories and the reasons for our distress are ultimately as unique as we are, I have found that clients of all ages share a common goal; the desire to gain new perspectives and deeper understandings of themselves and to explore the possibilities and means of change.
01364 701873
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Grace Kirkcaldy
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
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If you have experienced something very upsetting or traumatic, your mind/body might still be reeling in the aftermath. Your wonderfully clever autonomic nervous system works hard to keep you safe: to fight, or to flee, or to numb everything out, before your conscious brain has even noticed what’s happening. These unconscious responses may not always serve you, however. When traumatic charge is held in our bodies long after the threat has passed, we can experience all sorts of debilitating symptoms, from anxiety, to depression, insomnia, self-hatred, comfort eating, self-harming, or relating to others in ways that we later regret.
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Kim-Leng Hills
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
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I am a fully insured and qualified Counsellor registered with the BACP, working with ages 13+ through to seniors, coming from different backgrounds and life experiences both face to face or online. Sessions are ran entirely at your individual pace and specific to your needs and ways of working. They are also open ended, meaning you are not bound to a set amount of sessions. I work with a whole multitude of areas, not just what is set out on this profile, and you’re always welcome to enquire if you are unsure.
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What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Totnes 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 Totnes 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 Totnes, or Child Psychologists in Totnes.

Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Totnes 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 Totnes 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.