0870 787 5128
Okehampton and Exeter area, Devon, United Kingdom
C.Psychol. AFBPsS, CSci, MBACP. Snr. accred. UKRC, BPS Registered Psychologist Specialising in Psychotherapy - Senior Practitioner Status
BUPA and AXA Recognised
Who is counselling for?

Counselling is for all sorts of people. It can help if you are working class or middle class, old or young, hetereosexual, gay or lesbian, black or white or from an ethnic community.

Issues that clients bring to counselling include:

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Loneliness
  • Bereavement
  • Abusive experiences
  • Addictive behaviours
  • Trauma
  • Relationship problems
  • Eating disorders
  • Self harm
  • Chronic illness
  • Work related issues and unemployment

People who have been sexually abused can find talking therapy particularly helpful if it is offered at a time when they are ready for it.

Most therapists will work with you while you are taking medication. Some research has found that a combinatrion of drugs and therapy works better than either on its own.

'You have more of a feeling you are in control of your own recovery. It feels far more positive and as if you are actually achieving something without the help of drugs'.

There is a stigma around talking therapy, and some people feel it is a sign of weakness to go for this type of help. Seeing a therapist doesn't mean you are self-indulgent or going mad; don't let these sort of prejudices stop you trying it. It can take strength to be prepared to look at yourself and your situation.