Silver Fern Counselling
109 Cowick St, St Thomas, Exeter EX4 1JE, UK.
About Silver Fern Counselling
Welcome. Looking for a counsellor can feel challenging, but finding someone you can connect well with can make a real difference to your life.
As a counsellor I will strive to understand your thoughts and feelings, and help you deepen your awareness of yourself and what is causing you distress. Being with you, supporting you, and responding to what you are experiencing at this moment will gradually strengthen you. My aim is to support you to move forward in your life in a more fulfilling way.
I will offer you:
- A warm, safe, confidential space where you can explore your difficulties openly.
- A genuine, confidential and professional relationship with me.
- Working at your pace, respecting your goals and building on your strengths.
- Flexibility and focus to help you find ways to improve your well-being.
I will work to understand what truly matters to you.
About my work
I am a fully qualified counsellor with over 20 years’ experience of working with a variety of people, old and young, as a counsellor and psychotherapist, drug worker and mentor. I have worked with clients suffering with:
- Low self-esteem
- Low self-confidence
- Relationships issues
- Difficult life changes
- Loneliness, social isolation
- Loss and grief in old age
- Health-related stress
- Drug addiction and alcoholism
- Being a carer, or being cared for.
As we understand your obstacles and challenges better, we will learn how you can use your resources and strengths to make the changes you wish to make. Working on what is difficult or hurtful won’t always be easy, but I’ll be by your side, open-minded, offering a safe space for reflection and growth. Gradually your difficulties will become clearer, and you will feel better able to deal with them.
I am an integrative, humanistic counsellor, which means that I draw from different theoretical models to fit the clients’ needs and wishes. My main theoretical influences are the person-centred approach and Gestalt therapy; but I may also use elements from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) in my work, as and when helpful to you. I focus on what you are experiencing at this moment, and I see you as the expert in your own life.
I offer counselling to adults of all ages in Exeter (Cowick Street) and in Ashburton. I can also go a client’s home if they are unable to come to me.
To find out more about me or my work please visit my website www.silverferncounselling.co.uk or phone me for an informal chat on 07493 591515.