Counselling can be the help we need

When we have difficult feelings, when bad things have happened, when we are unsure, ill at ease or troubled within ourselves, counselling can be the help we need.
“Counselling helped me when I doubted anything could. Now I do the work myself.”
Steven Smyth-Bonfield, Teign Counselling

What is counselling?

Counselling is an opportunity to talk (in confidence) with a trained professional about your life, thoughts and feelings. The counsellor’s role is not to judge or advise but to guide and support you in an exploration of your own experiences.

Whether you come to counselling for help with the emotional wear and tear of everyday life or because of profound distress, the counsellor’s work is the same. It is to offer empathy, compassion and hope as you work together to transform your difficulties into understanding and positive change. 

How often might I come?

Usually counselling sessions are weekly and last around an hour. Typically clients attend counselling for between six to twelve weeks, however each client’s needs are different and many people find they need longer term therapeutic support.

Counsellor Torquay area, Teignbridge, Exeter and Dartmoor

Teign Counselling sessions take place in a quiet, private room in Teignmouth and can be during the day or in the evening. I am currently providing only online counselling or telephone counselling.

Teign Counselling also offers a fully mobile counselling service for older people and adults with mobility issues in and around Teignbridge, Exeter, Torbay and Dartmoor. No mobile counselling is available during the COVID-19 restrictions.

Telephone counselling and online counselling are also available.

What issues can be addressed by counselling?

Counselling can be useful for:

Abuse, ADD/ADHD, AIDS/HIV, Anger Management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child-related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Dementia, Disability, Dyslexia, General counselling, Health-related issues, Identity problems, Infertility, Loss, Men’s Issues, Mental health issues, Obsessions, OCD, Personal Development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self-Esteem, Self Harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Work-related issues.

There are always other things that people come to counselling to talk about that may not be on this list. Even if you don’t see the issue that you are dealing with here, please get in touch with Teign Counselling anyway.

teignmouth counsellor shaldon

Counselling room in Teignmouth