Where are sessions held?

I am based in South Devon.  On Tuesdays and Wednesdays I work from a room in Ashburton (very accessible from the A38 South Devon Expressway). On Mondays and Thursdays I work from another room on the Dartington Hall Estate. I also work on Zoom. Please contact me to discuss availability at these times and locations.

How much are the Fees?

In-person counselling, psychotherapy, IFS and breathwork  - £60 for one hour *

Zoom sessions - £60 for one hour *

*NB: additional 15 minutes are charged at £12 for clients who would like longer sessions

Supervision - £60 for one hour (NB discounted fee of £40 per hour whilst in training till end Sept 2024) 

I offer all potential new clients an initial no-obligation session of one hour for £30.  This gives the opportunity for us to discuss what you are looking for in counselling, and see if we can work together at this time.  Whatever issue you have, feel free to contact me to find out whether counselling could help you.

What is your cancellation policy?

48 hours notice for cancellation of a sessions is required, otherwise the full cost of the appointment will still be due.

Do you have Availability?

Availability changes all the time - please email me to find out when my current spaces are.  I sometimes have. a short waiting list and I can keep your name on file for one month in case a space becomes available at a suitable time for you.

Are you Qualified?

Yes, I have undergone four years of core counselling and psychotherapy training.  I fully qualified as a counsellor in 2013.

Since this time I have expanded my knowledge and expertise with continuing professional development by learning about Mindfulness, Sand Tray, Trauma, Polyvagal Theory, Outdoor Therapy, Nutrition for Mental Health, Breathwork and most recently Internal Family Systems (IFS) Levels 1 and 2.  I am also learning Sensorimotor Psychotherapy - a somatic trauma therapy.

I am a registered member of the BACP - the primary professional body for counsellors.  I am also fully-insured to practice.

NB. It's important to always check that any counsellor you work with is fully qualified and has membership to a professional accrediting body.

How many sessions will i need?

Counselling can be for a set number of sessions, but is often open ended.  Some people like to work in blocks of 4-6 sessions at a time.  I always like to review our work together every few months to ensure the sessions are meeting your needs.  Ending your therapy is always your choice - however it is important to discuss this with me so that we can bring our work to an appropriate end.  

What is your Background?

I have a degree in Biology and have had a wide variety of jobs from conservationist, book-keeper, gardener, small online business owner and teacher including teaching English as a foreign language in Japan.  I have also taught counselling at a local counselling training college.

I offer group work for support and personal development.

What do your clients say?

We will have regular review sessions to enable you to give me feedback on how you are finding the counselling sessions.  This is a valuable part of the process, giving information about how we can move forward together in the work.

Recent Comments from Clients:

"Thank you so much, you have really helped me to move on in my life"

"I am feeling so much better now"

"I will be eternally grateful to  you"

"I feel stronger and more able to face the changes ahead of me"

"You are such a calming presence - I feel very safe speaking with you"

If you have a specific enquiry, then please email me for information.

What happens in the initial session?

The first (initial) session will give an opportunity for you to meet me and ask any questions you might have.  I will ask a few questions to ensure that counselling is the best course of action for you at the moment.   I will also explain about some important aspects of counselling, such as timing, confidentiality and fees etc.  I will probably ask for a short history about yourself.  Together we will discuss your needs and expectations from our counselling sessions together. If you choose to continue with having counselling, we will agree a regular time, frequency and number of sessions.   You can opt for short term work of 6 sessions, long term work for deeper issues.

I've never had counselling before.  What should I expect?

It can take a lot of courage to reach out for support - especially when we are used to managing everything ourselves.  But this really is the hardest part.  In each session we will explore aspects of your life that you are finding challenging.  You may arrive with something specific to discuss, or we may just see what arises in the time we have together.  By talking openly, with an empathic listening ear, many people find that they are able to gain more insight into their issues which helps to bring clarity to help create the change they desire.  As the client, are in control of your own counselling process.  You will be involved in choosing what you need from the counselling time.  In this way you are actively involved in creating the change that you are seeking.  I am trained to listen without judging and to enable you, the client, to seek your own answers, however I am also a believer in education and will often share of knowledge that I think you may find helpful.

How do I book an appointment?

Simply send me an email or give me a call to find out about my availability.

Email: info@audreycooper.co.uk  or Call: 07849 392635

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