Psychotherapist & Counsellor

Psychotherapist / Psychotherapy

I am a psychotherapist in advanced clinical training.  This means I have an advanced diploma in Transactional Analysis Studies following a four year course and I am currently writing my clinical exams whilst working as a psychotherapist. My work is supervised by a qualified, experienced, UKCP registered psychotherapy supervisor.  I  currently work in practice for a local charity as a psychotherapist and counsellor, well as my own private practice in Exeter and mid Devon near Chulmleigh.

What is a psychotherapist and how can they help?

Typically a psychotherapist is a talking therapist.  It allows you to understand how you have come to be in the emotional place that you are today.  It helps you understand yourself.  Typically I see client’s for an hour each week.  A psychotherapist is similar to a counsellor and examines problems in your life at a deeper level.  Psychotherapy is a long term therapy lasting for perhaps six months and more.  It only works if a trusting relationship can be built up between the client and the psychotherapist.  A psychotherapist may see clients on a one-to-one basis, or in pairs (couples) , and even in groups called group therapy.  Every session is different because every client is different, as are their problems.  I encourage you to talk and explore, in a structured way, your feelings and experiences.

A psychotherapist can help with:

Low self esteem

Anxiety

Problem behaviour

Addiction

Relationships

This list is not exhaustive and just gives some typical examples.  There are many ways in which psychotherapy can help you feel better about how you live and experience your life.