"The most challenging times, bring us the most empowering lessons"
Counselling, talking therapy, can seem daunting, perhaps even an overwhelming thought - do I need it? How does it work?
Surely just having a chat with a friend is the same thing?
Talking is something we do every day, but listening and being heard without judgement, without prejudice that is something rather different. Somewhere to be in the storms of life to reflect, repair and rejuvenate - being empathically heard, understood and reconnecting to our true selves. Where you, and you alone are the focus.
Welcome to Eventide Counselling my name is Charlie, I appreciate the courage that it takes to start on the road to therapy - I get it, I've been there.
My counselling training started 10 years ago, having undergone my own personal therapy journey. The uniqueness of the experience and growth that I felt in my self-awareness and well-being lead me to retraining to become a counsellor. I have completed my studies with The Devon and Cornwall Counselling Hub, training in a holistic mind, body and soul perspective. I have become a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and Supervisor, my current role is Lead Counsellor in a University setting in Plymouth. I oversee the delivery of therapeutic counselling for students and supervision for the counselling team. Previously to this role, I worked for The Zone, in Plymouth, within the Victims of Crime team and also Hearts Together based at Derriford Hospital. I started my small private practice 2 years ago, alongside completing my Level 5 and Supervision qualifications.
I use an integrative toolkit and client led creative approaches to explore presenting issues, looking at the roots of patterns of behaviour that no longer serve a purpose. I have deep empathic attunement, working relationally to see through your lens - giving space for you to process.
My core experience is working with trauma, holding a safe, validating and congruent space for clients to explore the impact of trauma and difficult experiences. I use the Core Conditions (Carl Rogers) of empathy, unconditional positive regard, congruence and acceptance of all parts of self alongside a humanistic theory tool kit. I have found that this approach allows for flexibility, personalising the work to the needs of the client.
Alongside, I work with psycho-educational tools, aspects of DBT, creative approaches and coaching - in a way that works you.
Initial conversation for 30 mins FREE
50 minute counselling session Zoom or telephone £50
In person counselling session £50
Please could you let me know 24 hours before by email
if you are unable to attend the booked session.
I charge a cancellation fee of £25 to cover any costs incurred
for non-attendance without 24 hour notice.
Tuesday‘s 7-9pm I am presenting my Radio show on Ominium Radio - a mental health, community and arts/culture show. Playing music I love, indie, interesting and alternative music from the 80s/90s and beyond!
If you are involved in a community project do come along and talk about it on the show! If you would like a shout out or to request your favourite indie tune message into the show.
I offer evening appointments and a limited number of weekend appointments, for more details use the contact page.
I have several workshops and group sessions in development - mothers without mothers group and The Pause Edit a monthly menopause group.
I am also in the process of setting up a Counsellor’s Catch Up - in person event, monthly in Tavistock. Details to follow
• I am now offering Supervision for qualified Counsellors and other relevant professionals.
• £50 per hour and £75 for 1.5 hours
• In-person at the Tavistock Therapy Centre or remote.
• I use the 7 Eyed Process Model with other theories to offer an integrative, supportive and collegiate supervisory practice.
Please message for more information and a free 30 minute telephone consultation to explore your supervision needs.
If you would like to ask any questions please do use the contacts page.