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25th June 2018 

Counselling, Psychotherapy, and Supervision in Barnstaple, North Devon

Hello - my name is Linda Tyrrell and I have been practising as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist in the Barnstaple area of North Devon for the past 18 years. I ensure my safe, ethical, and professional practice at all times by working strictly within the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice. If you are looking for an experienced practitioner in this area, then please feel free to contact me to find out more about the way I work and how I might be able to support and enable you to find a way through the problems you may be experiencing at present.

I am also a qualified Supervisor and provide supervision for both trainee and qualified counsellors, either individually or within a group setting.

"And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time"
by T. S. Elliot

About myself and my Counselling Practice

I have a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling awarded by the Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body in 1999, and was awarded Accreditation status by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) as a Counsellor/Psychotherapist in 2005. During the years that I have been practising counselling and psychotherapy I have acquired an extensive amount of client experience by working in many different professional settings, colleges, and agencies, and within my own private practice. I have a Post-Graduate Certificate in Supervision and regularly work as a supervisor with both trainee and qualified counsellors. I worked for over 10 years as a counselling tutor, running courses from Introduction right through to Diploma level. Although I am no longer teaching, I am still involved in moderating student work, plus providing mentoring and supervision to the current tutors running the counselling courses in this area.

How I Can Help

I work primarily on an individual basis with clients, but also work with couples where this is appropriate. I am an Integrative counsellor/psychotherapist with a strong person centred and humanistic foundation to my practice, whilst bringing in different therapeutic models and creative techniques as appropriate, and according to a client's needs.

I believe the relationship between a client and counsellor to be paramount in terms of the effectiveness of therapy, and regard the core conditions of empathy, acceptance, and genuineness to be a vital ingredient in my work. I provide a very safe, caring, supportive, and respectful environment for clients to explore issues that are troubling them and affecting their lives, and have a profound belief that counselling can enable clients to understand themselves and their difficulties and make sense of what is happening for them. With that understanding and insight comes change and an ability to move forward towards personal fulfilment, and acceptance.

I have considerable experience in the following:

  • Bereavement and issues of unresolved loss
  • History of abuse - emotional, physical, and sexual
  • Depression
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Domestic violence
  • Trauma
  • Couples work
  • Low self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Personal development
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Self-harming
  • Inner child work


My practice is situated in Barnstaple, North Devon, and is in a good central position for the surrounding area. Appointments can be made both during the day time and in the early evening.