Counselling for older people

Steven Smyth-Bonfield, MBACP

counsellor torbayQualified Counsellor in Shaldon and Teignmouth

I am a fully qualified Integrative counsellor (Adv. Dip. Integrative Counselling, 2009), and am committed to a therapeutic approach that places my clients and their needs first. It is my job to create an environment of empathy, non-judgement and honesty in which my clients and I can look at their difficulties in a place that is safe enough to do so.

My Integrative training means that I have a broad range of theoretical perspectives and practical counselling skills to offer my clients, in order to tailor the work as closely as possible to their needs.

I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Physiotherapists.

Counselling for Anxiety, Depression, Abuse, Bereavement and more

Talking therapy allows people to address a huge range of emotional difficulties and hard life experiences.

I help clients with issues including bereavement, depression, anxiety, abuse, illness, dementia and relationship problems. For a more extensive list, please click here.

Counselling can help you manage almost all of life’s problems, and I am committed to supporting you with whatever difficulties you are experiencing.

Therapist for adults of all ages

It is my belief that there are times when all of us would benefit from the kind of support and reflection that is only available in the counselling room. My counselling practice in Teignmouth welcomes clients of all ages.

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

Online counselling

If regular appointments are difficult for you to keep due to work or other commitments, then some or all of your sessions can be held online through secure video counselling. Please ask me about this via the contact form, email or phone. I am currently providing only online counselling or telephone counselling.

Counselling for Older People

Mobile Counselling Newton Abbot area, Dartmoor, Exeter and Torbay

I am committed to bringing the benefits of counselling to anyone who needs them and have focused a large part of my practice towards ensuring that older people are able to access my counselling services when they need them.

The rapidly changing world we live in can sometimes seem hostile and confusing. Bereavement, disability and illness become increasingly likely the older we get. However, the gentle, non-judgmental work of counselling for older adults can be a key tool in dealing with these challenges, helping us to navigate a time of life in which many people feel marginalized and ignored.

Counselling for confidence and hope in older age

I focus on each client as a person; on their experiences, hopes, fears and desires. I support them through a process of personal reflection designed to increase their sense of self-worth and their confidence in dealing with the difficult emotions and hard situations that our lives contain.

My aim is to help people find as much joy, love and comfort in their lives as possible. Old age may not be for the faint-hearted, but the positivity and affirmation of counselling for older adults can make a big difference.

Mobile counselling service for people with mobility issues

I provide a fully mobile counselling service for older adults and those who have mobility issues. If you can’t get to me I am happy to visit you. I also have links with a number of residential homes and have had great success visiting clients in this setting. No mobile counselling is available during the COVID-19 restrictions. I am currently providing only online counselling or telephone counselling.
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Book a Counselling Session

Counsellor in Teignmouth

Confidential counselling sessions can be booked in Teignmouth and usually take place at the Alice Cross Centre. I am currently providing only online counselling or telephone counselling.

Mobile Counselling in Newton Abbot area

Teign Counselling provides a fully mobile counselling service, ensuring that counselling for older adults or people with mobility issues is easily available. If you cannot come to me because of mobility or other issues, I am happy to come to you. No mobile counselling is available during the current COVID-19 restrictions.

Online Counselling

If regular appointments are difficult for you to keep due to work or other commitments, then some or all of your sessions can be held by telephone or online through secure video counselling. Please ask me about this via the contact form, email or phone.

Contact Teign Counselling

If you would like to book your first counselling session or need any more information, please call or text me or use the Teign Counselling Email contact form. If I can’t answer at the time, I will get back to you as soon as I can.

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