Tel. 07722064856   Email. wendyjsavage@gmail.com

Counselling & Psychotherapy in Exeter


I am an experienced BACP Registered and Accredited Psychotherapeutic Counsellor. I offer both short and long term therapy in central Exeter. I work with young people, Adults and Couples.

I have appointments in the daytime or evenings to suit your needs.


The purpose of Counselling is to support you with difficulties or issues you may be facing, providing a non judgmental space, to explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours  in a safe and confidential setting.


My role is to facilitate our work together in ways that respect your values and beliefs. I believe that we have all the resources that we need inside of us, my aim is to help you locate them.


I work with a whole spectrum of life issues including but not limited to, Anxiety, Stress, Bereavement, Low Self Esteem, Domestic Violence, Trauma, PTSD, Sexual Abuse, Sexuality, LGBT, Autism, Relationship Difficulties, Addiction, Eating Disorders, OCD, Sexuality, Bipolar Disorder, Depression and Mental Health Problems.


Of special interest to me is working with Anxiety, Stress and Mental Health Issues.


My approach is integrative, meaning that I am trained and experienced in using several different approaches and models of Therapy. This enables me to personalise and tailor our sessions to working in a way that feels right and comfortable for you.


The quality of the relationship between Therapist and Client is of paramount importance to me. I work to create an atmosphere of warmth, trust and acceptance. By walking alongside you, I can help you to unpick difficulties and learn to trust your own judgement in making decisions.


I also like to bring in creative ways of working, such as Artwork and Sand Play.


Alongside my Private practice, I am also registered as an affiliate Counsellor and assessor for EAP agency work and I am also an approved therapist with Anxiety UK.



EXPERIENCE


I have always been a caring supporter of others. Before I qualified as a Counsellor, I was a full time carer for my 2 sons on the Autistic Spectrum and later, my husband who lives with Bipolar Disorder.


I have also managed and produced a local rock band, worked as a care assistant with the elderly and a researcher on a school’s project in a library.


VOLUNTARY POSITIONS


Samaritans - Offering telephone support to distressed and suicidal callers

Cruse - Providing Counselling to clients experiencing a bereavement

Childline - Supporting and Counselling children and young people

Action For Children - I created and ran the Counselling service for Parents and service users

RecoveryLink - I provided a Counseling Service for clients in recovery from Addiction



QUALIFICATIONS


PG Certificate in Counselling Supervision - CPCAB

Adv Diploma In Psychotherapeutic Counselling - CPCAB

Diploma In Therapeutic Counselling - CPCAB

Diploma In Creative CBT - Dartmoor Centre

Transactional Analysis 101 - Iron Mill

NLP Practitioner - INLPTA

Diploma In Hypnotherapy (accredited by Royal College of Nursing)

Professional Qualification in Therapeutic use of Mindfulness - British Mindfulness Institute

Certificate in Therapeutic Coaching - NCFE

EMDR Therapist - EMDR Academy

Advanced Certificate in Relationship Therapy -  Juliet Grayson (Endorsed by COSRT)



PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS


British Association Counsellors and Psychotherapists - MBACP (Accred)

National Counselling Society - Senior Accredited Member - (MNCS Snr Acc)

National Hypnotherapy Society - Accredited member - (MNHS Acc)

EMDR UK and Ireland -  member



EXTRA TRAINING AND CPD


Over the years I have also completed additional training in 3 Principles, Narrative Therapy, Gambling Addiction, LGBT, EFT, PTSD, The Rewind Technique, Trauma, Mindfulness, Laughter Therapy, Breathwork, Domestic Violence, Sexual Abuse, Debt Management, Child Protection and Alcohol and Drug Awareness and many more too numerous to mention. As a professional requirement of BACP, I regularly attend  workshops and CPD in order to deepen my knowledge and skills both personally and professionally.




LOCATION AND FEES


I work with Young People, Adults and Couples.

My fees are £40 per hour for Individuals and Couples.

My working hours are Monday - Friday from 10am - 8pm.


I have my own private room in Gandy Street, which is in central Exeter, just off the High Street and very close to central station and all bus routes. There are also several multi-storey car parks within walking distance.


If a session is cancelled with less than 24 hours the full fee will be charged.


CONFIDENTIALITY


This is crucial to any therapeutic relationship. Whatever you share in our work together, is private. There are exceptions to this but I will explain these when we meet.



I am fully insured and have an up to date DBS check




TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT

To book a session with me click HERE or call me on - 07722064856


To avoid interruptions, I have my phone on silent. So please email or leave a text or message and I will get back to you within 24 hours.