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Tricia St Clair
Accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist in Cullompton

Accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist Tricia St Clair

Consulting Rooms (by appointment)

18 Forcefield Road
Cullompton
Devon
EX15 1QB

General Availability

  • Weekday Daytimes
  • Weekday Evenings

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Professional Title

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Accredited (MBACP Accred) Counsellor and Psychotherapist

Summary

Counselling and Psychotherapy in Cullompton

  • Individual £45 - 50 minutes
Payment Methods Accepted: Bank Transfer, Cash, Cheque
Languages: English

Issues Covered

  • Abuse
  • Anger
  • Anxiety and Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
  • Bereavement
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) (ME)
  • Depression
  • Panic Disorder
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship Problems
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Problems
  • Stress


Therapies

  • Psychotherapy
  • Counselling
  • Psychodynamic Therapy


Gender

Female

More Detail

Over 6 Years Post-Accreditation Experience

Hi. I'm Tricia. I'm an accredited counsellor and psychotherapist - I assist individuals with their psychological health. I hold private sector experience as a counsellor and psychotherapist. My focus involves abuse, relationship problems and self esteem, and the particular problems encountered by men, transgender people and women.

What to Expect

A preliminary assessment appointment enables you to discover if you feel comfortable with me, share what concerns you, ask questions, clarify confidentiality, and assess if therapy could assist you. Please use a contact option on the right to book a preliminary assessment session in Cullompton.

Counselling

Counselling centres on listening to you, and assisting you. You decide which issue concerning your early years or adult life you discuss. The aim of counselling is to enable you to talk about a problem and find a way forward which is right for you.

Psychodynamic Therapy

Psychodynamic therapy focuses on the unconscious causes of the problems you encounter. It facilitates you in being aware of parts of your internal dynamics. Psychodynamic therapy aims to enhance your self-comprehension to give you choices.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) (England and Wales) suggests psychodynamic therapy for depression.

Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy focuses on you, and you obtaining insight into the problems you face. It explores your thoughts, feelings and relevant moments in your history. Psychotherapy aims to help you change or find appropriate ways of coping.

Thoughts on Mental Health

If you've been emotionally abused, you may feel confused by an experience of being undermined and then made to feel special by the abuser. There may be aspects of subtle, or not so subtle, control: having to say where you have been and with whom, not having full access to money, needing permission to do something new, access to friends and family being restricted or forbidden. At work or while studying, the abuse could take the form of bullying. You may be shunned, ridiculed, humiliated, then made to feel it is your own sensitivity that is to blame. Very often there is no obvious evidence of abuse and therefore it is more difficult to counter. You may feel very isolated and vulnerable, questioning all of your judgements and decisions, which can lead to debilitating anxiety. It can be damaging to your well-being and takes enormous courage to find help.
Read More: Understanding different types of abuse and the psychological harm they cause
Psychodynamic therapy links what is happening to you now with events and relationships from your early years, finding patterns that can be understood. Psychodynamic work is concerned with making unconscious aspects of your behaviour, thoughts, feelings, conscious. The relationship between you and your therapist is an important part of the work, so a psychodynamic therapist will be alert to the client/therapist relationship. This can help the therapist understand the unconscious processes that you are struggling against.
Read More: Psychodynamic therapy as a treatment for depression

Clinical Qualifications

  • British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Accredited (MBACP Accred) Counsellor and Psychotherapist since June 2010
  • Diploma
    Psychodynamic Counselling
    Gloucestershire Counselling Service and Westminster Pastoral Foundation (WPF) Counselling and Psychotherapy (UK)
    September 2005

I abide by the Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

Location Detail


My Consulting Address is in easy reach of

Cullompton, Colebrook, Stoneyford, Mutterton, Westcott, Five Bridges, Bradninch, Brithem Bottom, Langford, Willand, Ash Thomas, Butterleigh, Hele, Tiverton Junction, Halberton, Warnicombe, Silverton, Bickleigh, Budlake, Collipriest

Nearest Train Stations

  • Tiverton Parkway (4.9 miles)
  • Whimple (6.1 miles)
  • Feniton (6.8 miles)
  • Pinhoe (8.5 miles)
  • Polsloe Bridge (9.5 miles)
  • Newton St Cyres (9.7 miles)
  • St James' Park (Exeter) (10 miles)
  • Honiton (10.1 miles)
  • Digby and Sowton (10.2 miles)
  • Exeter Central (10.5 miles)


Wheelchair access: No

Updated 14 July 2016


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