Trauma Focused Counselling in Totnes

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Photo of Grace Kirkcaldy, Psychotherapist in Totnes, England
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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Lauren Cross
Counsellor, MBACP
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You may come to therapy feeling stuck, overwhelmed, grieving or just struggling with the stuff life throws at you. Counselling can both ease emotional distress and empower you to move forward with your life. As a Counsellor I will be with you as you explore your thoughts and feelings, present in the moment and able to be with you in what may come. I can use humour in the sessions, acknowledging the absurdity of life and as way to break from intense thought cycles. I believe that taking joy in the moments and in all that life can bring has great value in difficult times.
01803 223059
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Kim-Leng Hills
Counsellor, MBACP
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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.
01364 701881
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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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Jason Burns
Counsellor, MBACP
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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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Charlotte Watson
Counsellor, BACP
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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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Jane Hughes
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
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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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Dannie Lee
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
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If you’re struggling or finding things difficult, you’re not alone. Maybe you feel stuck, confused or overwhelmed. Maybe you feel lost, alone or disconnected from life, yourself or the people around you. Maybe you lack purpose or meaning in your life. Maybe you don't really know what the problem is but would like some support. I am here to listen, support and encourage you as you explore the issues you face, help you understand yourself better and see things more clearly. I can help you work through difficult thoughts and feelings, and find ways to manage them so they have less impact on your life and wellbeing.
07960 692464
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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.
01803 222675
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Thea Platt
Psychotherapist
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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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David Oxley
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
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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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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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Natalie Wilkie
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
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I work with a variety of clients with all different backgrounds and needs and specialise in working with people who have trauma or traumatic experiences. My background is psychodynamic psychotherapy and so I tend to work long term with people minimum of a year and also use other techniques such as EMDR and theories that support work with trauma. I have worked with many people including those with eating disorders, self harm, obsessions, OCD, addictions, anxiety, depression, bereavement, trauma, PTSD, ADHD and high functioning autism spectrum disorder, sexual, emotional and physical abuse, neglect, adoption, redundancy and stress.
01392 321785
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Juliette Claire Medder
Psychotherapist, MBACP
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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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Mark Hashimi Msc Ukcp Mbacp Cta Emdr
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
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I have lots of experience working with relationship issues, anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, abuse and work related problems. During our first meet we will discuss and agree how we can best work together, the frequency and duration of the therapy and desired outcome, whether that's just wanting to feel better in some way, or something more targeted. This will then form a kind of contract which we will base the work on whilst reviewing it periodically. Usually sessions will be held on a weekly basis during the same time slot each week. I integrate a range of different psychotherapeutic approaches subject to your needs.
01748 902211
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Julie Best-Clark
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
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My aim is to bring together effective approaches incorporating a variety of therapeutic models such as relational therapy, humanistic, psychodynamic, attachment theory, person centred and neuroscience. This will also depend on your individual needs. My experience also covers body psychotherapy and energy work along with solution based therapy and mindfulness. I offer both short and long term therapy and the length of therapy will depend upon the presenting issues and your wishes. Is there a particular problem you would like to talk through and explore? This could be to do with a relationship, work related or a repeating pattern.
01548 312025
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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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Esme Johnson Art Psychotherapist
Psychotherapist, MSc, HCPC-Art Therap.
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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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Jennifer Lewis
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
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I offer trauma-informed, mindfulness-based Core Process Psychotherapy which provides a gentle but effective cradle within which we can explore whatever brings you. This allows movement towards awareness and acceptance of your behaviours as they are or an opportunity to unravel those that no longer serve you well, empowering you to move to a place of greater ease, peace and resilience.
01884 211091
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South Devon Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
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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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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.