Adults Counselling in Totnes

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Photo of Mariana Cervantes Child Adolescent Psychotherapist, Psychotherapist in Totnes, England
Mariana Cervantes Child Adolescent Psychotherapist
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
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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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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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William Berisch Secretan
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
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4 Endorsed
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With nearly twenty years experience I offer highly skilled and evidence-based psychotherapy to individuals and groups in my private practice. I also work as principal psychotherapist within a specialist NHS psychology service for adults with severe, complex and enduring mental health problems. Within the NHS I supervise other mental health professionals as well as seeing patients for one-to-one and group psychotherapy. In my private practice, I work with a wider spectrum of people experiencing everything from mental and emotional distress to major life changes as well as those who are seeking to make more meaning in their lives.
01803 222187
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Kim-Leng Hills
Counsellor, MBACP
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I have worked with teenagers and adults since 2009 within complex behaviours, mental health needs, abuse and life limiting illnesses.
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.
01364 701881
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the compassionate counsellor
Counsellor, MNCS Accred
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I frequently work with young people and adults who may be experiencing issues such as : loss, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, substance abuse, self-harm, sexual assault, and domestic abuse.
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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Charlotte Watson
Counsellor, BACP
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Adults and young people seek relief from painful and overwhelming feelings that can leave them vulnerable.
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.
01364 701745
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Lorna Williamson
Counsellor, BACP
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I am a professionally qualified Integrative Counsellor, experienced in working with young people and adults with a wide range of issues. I have a special interest in stress and anxiety, in how the nervous system works and how it impacts our mental, emotional and physical wellbeing. I use my experience as a Shiatsu practitioner and my mindfulness practice to help my clients to understand how their body and mind are relating to each other and incorporate mindfulness and relaxation exercises into my sessions where appropriate to help manage anxiety symptoms.
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Esme Johnson Art Psychotherapist
Psychotherapist, MSc, HCPC-Art Therap.
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I have worked in various therapeutic and educational settings with adults , children and young people with a variety of social, emotional and mental health issues.
I am a qualified Art Psychotherapist. I offer a respectful, non-judgemental, and confidential space to process difficult emotions and experiences at your own pace. Art therapy can be an enjoyable and non-threatening way to build a trusting therapeutic relationship and a gentle and effective holistic tool for improving mental well-being. I work with a person-centred approach, supporting you in forming your own insights and self-discovery. This may help with a growing understanding of yourself and your relationships with others.
01822 667992
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Jane Laura Schindler-Ord
Psychotherapist, MBACP
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I work with individuals ( adults , adolescents and children of all ages), couples, families and groups, who bring with them a range of life’s problems, challenges and possibilities. My aim is to encourage a deeper sense of self-awareness whilst focusing on the individual’s whole experience of life (behaviour, thoughts and feelings). Some clients bring specific issues to therapy: depression, anxiety, stress, sexual abuse, low self-esteem, relationship issues, eating disorders, low self-confidence, loss, unhappiness with work, home or life in general. I have an interest and experience working with people who have expereinced trauma.
01364 700203
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South Devon Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
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I appreciate that reaching out for support is difficult but I will be here for you and will help to guide you through your thoughts and feelings at this challenging time.. When we first meet, we can discuss your personal needs and work together to achieve the outcomes you would like. I appreciate that this may be your first counselling experience and I would ensure that I work at a pace that will benefit the change you need. I work with adults , children and young people over 11 years old.
01548 800638
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Stephanie Boosey
Counsellor, MNCS Prof Accred
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I offer affordable counselling helping you to process and move forward.  Initial phone consultation would be free to help you decide if I am the right counsellor for you. I can offer face to face or online therapy sessions, whatever issues you bring such as anxiety, depression, trauma, loss & bereavement, low self-esteem & confidence, relationships and unhappiness with work, home or general unhappiness in a supportive environment offering compassion and kindness.  I have experience working and supporting young people, families and Adults .
01392 321457
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Anne Mattock
Counsellor, BACP
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I have extensive experience of working with adults and young people who have suffered trauma from various causes including acquired brain injuries and cyber bullying.
Are you struggling to make sense of your world, finding it difficult to get through your day? Do you feel out of step with everyone else? Are feeling alone and not sure what to do next? Have you had traumatic experiences that affect your present life? Do you have a feeling of impending doom that makes you wake up anxious? Do you want to self harm or end your life? Can you only manage by using drugs or alcohol? Do you have no one to understand or that you can talk to?
01392 321150
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Jane Hughes
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
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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.
01364 701887
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Eleanor Franklin
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
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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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Grace Kirkcaldy
Psychotherapist, MBACP
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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.
01803 926142
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Hesther Somerville
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
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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...
01803 926134
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Thea Platt
Psychotherapist
Verified
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Do you feel your potential in life is thwarted by past or present difficulties or trauma? Has your equilibrium, confidence and self esteem been undermined by this? Do you feel disempowered and unable to move forward? Sometimes, life's difficulties can prevent us from forming healthy relationships with ourselves and others, and prevent us thriving. I am a UKCP Psychotherapist in training, working to support people suffering with mental and emotional distress find more ease, balance, meaning and health in their lives.
01803 926178
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Debbie Horton
Counsellor, MNCS Accred
Verified
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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?
01803 221759
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David Oxley
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified
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Welcome Welcome Welcome! I imagine if you are reading this you are looking for someone who can help with whats troubling you and help you find some answers and relief. I have over 20 years experience helping clients with a wide variety of issues and vulnerabilities and offer a warm, safe, confidential and supportive space.
01364 701878
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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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What type of mental health professional is right for me?
While most types of therapy have a lot in common, they also fall into clusters that share core features, such as cognitive therapies or psychodynamic approaches. It is important to seek someone who practices evidence-based therapy, meaning one or more forms of treatment that have been scientifically evaluated and tested, and demonstrate consistent improvement for a majority of patients.

If you are unsure about choosing the right therapist, psychologist, or counsellor, it might be useful to first learn more about therapy types and modalities.

How to find a therapist or counsellor in Totnes?
When looking to find a therapist, start by considering training and credentials. Studies also indicate that the therapeutic alliance, or the relationship the client develops with the therapist, is an important factor in their ability to work together to achieve the client’s goals.

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.