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Kim-Leng Hills
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
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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Eleanor Franklin
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
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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Devon Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I offer open and honest counselling face-to-face, online or outdoors. If you need someone to listen and understand, to help you work out what to do, how you feel, to explore your world, then I can provide responsive support in a counselling room, online or in an outdoors setting walking or just enjoying the beautiful countryside that Devon has to offer.
01392 321973
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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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Talya Griffith
Psychotherapist, MNCS Accred
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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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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.
01803 222573
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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...
01803 926134
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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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William Berisch Secretan
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified
4 Endorsed
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4 Endorsed
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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Charlotte Watson
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Verified
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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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.
01803 926142
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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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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.
01803 221466
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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.
01364 701887
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Ben Giddey
Counsellor, MNCS Accred
Verified
Verified
A supportive, authentic therapeutic relationship for help with Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Adult ADHD, Relationship Issues, Developmental Trauma, Attachment Issues, OCD Behaviours, Intrusive or Obsessive Thoughts, Addictions, etc.. My approach is Integrative; Person Centred, Gestalt, CBT, IFS, Inner Child Healing, Somatic Focused, influenced by ten years experience as a practitioner of Integrated Energy Healing (mind/body therapy). Focusing on what is happening in the here and now, we have agency to affect healing and change.
01803 222622
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Juliette Claire Medder
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Do you sometimes feel that anxiety or constant worrying rules your life? Or you feel low and sad no matter what you may try to do to change how you feel? Or you find that relationships often start well, but then become complicated with emotions connected to ex-partners or past family issues? Or perhaps you are seeking greater clarity, peace of mind about a certain issue, or actually wanting to move towards a more positive future, searching for the route to free up your true potential? Counselling is an opportunity to speak and be really heard by an objective and compassionate listener.
01803 228293
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Jason Karl Housecroft
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I believe that our capacity to cope with issues that arise in adult life, whether this is how we experience the world, relate to others, cope with difficult situations or understand and manage what can often be overwhelming emotions, is ultimately bound up with our early experiences. Whether we wish to or not we carry our history with us and sometimes this does not provide the strong foundation needed to engage and embrace life or weather its storms. I work with clients to recognise the origins of their difficulties so that together we might arrive at a place where life is understandable, and they feel both validated and valued.
01803 228320
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Lorna Williamson
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Verified
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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Jennifer Smith
Psychotherapist, PhD, BACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I offer one-to one Psychodynamic, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. This is a well established and evidence-based talking therapy that can effectively treat emotional problems as well as a wide range of mental health conditions including: anxiety, depression and eating disorders. Sessions are booked for the same time every week and range from single to up to four sessions a week. They provide the space to talk about and reflect upon your emotional and relationship difficulties. These are thought about as they relate to your present circumstances but in this type of therapy, they are also considered in relation to your life history.
01392 573819
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Naomi Nightingale
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hello, my name is Naomi and I am an experienced counsellor offering sessions to individuals and couples as well as separated parent mediation. In sessions I offer you a welcoming, confidential and supportive space. I bring compassion, kindness and warmth.
01803 225573
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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.