Counselling, Psychotherapy, and Supervision in Barnstaple, North DevonIf you are looking for an experienced professional Counsellor and Psychotherapist working in the Barnstaple area of North Devon, then please contact me and I would be very pleased to help.
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 PracticeMy name is Linda Tyrrell. I have a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling awarded by the Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body. I have been awarded Accreditation status by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy as a Counsellor/Psychotherapist. I have been working in counselling and psychotherapy for 14 years and have an extensive amount of client experience and a wide client base. I have a Post-Graduate Certificate in Supervision and regularly work as a supervisor with both trainee and qualified counsellors.
How I Can HelpI work primarily on an individual basis with clients, but also work with couples where this is appropriate. I am an Integrative practitioner and work from a person centred framework, bringing in different therapeutic models and creative techniques 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.
In addition, I am a qualified trainer and regularly teach certificated courses in counselling. I am therefore constantly reinforcing my learning and my professional development, which enriches my knowledge and experience.
I have considerable experience in the following:
- Bereavement and issues of unresolved loss
- History of abuse - emotional, physical, and sexual
- Stress and anxiety
- Low self-esteem and self-confidence
- Personal development
- Relationship difficulties
- Work with adolescents
- Inner child work