enquiries@charlottefeeny.co.uk    07414 961335

Hello and welcome to my website.  Please take a look around to find out more about me and how counselling might help you.  My latest blog is on here for you to read.  

Why have counselling?

People go to counselling for lots of reasons: sometimes they have had a major event in their lives, such as a bereavement or a relationship break-up, or they might be suffering from low self-esteem, anxiety or depression for example, or they might want to just have a safe space to discuss what's on their minds. 

They feel it might help to talk things through with a qualified person who could help them unravel their thoughts, overcome negative feelings or work on things they have been struggling with.  Counselling can do many things for different people.

Counsellors are not there to give you advice or tell you what to do but work alongside you to help you figure things out.   I can provide a space where you feel able to explore your feelings without judgement and find some peace.

Who Am I?

My name is Charlotte Feeny.  I am a qualified and fully insured Counsellor. I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work according to its Ethical Framework.

I am based in Colyton, Devon, and also use rooms in Exeter and Exmouth.

I have experience of working with a wide variety of issues including negative thinking, stress, anxiety, depression, bereavement, loss, self esteem, family and relationship problems, identity issues, anger management and many more.

I have a special interest in working with people who have body confidence issues, especially for people who are long-term dieters.  Have a look at my published article on my blog. 

I have always enjoyed working with people: I worked as an IT trainer for nearly 20 years after obtaining a Teaching degree.  In 2005 I graduated with a degree in Psychology from the Open University and followed that with a Certificate and then Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.  I have experience of working in Bereavement Support for a hospice and have worked for a befriending service.

 

My Approach

My approach to counselling is warm, empathic and down to earth: I want to help you to unravel your thoughts and feelings, and make positive changes in your life.  I am not afraid to gently challenge and offer insights that might help you to do this.  

I believe that everyone has the right to be happy and fulfilled and hope that by working together that we can achieve this.

I aim to provide a safe and comfortable space for us to work together so that you feel confident in sharing your inner thoughts and feelings. This might help you to see your situation from a different perspective and gain valuable insights leading to a positive change in your outlook, enabling you to reduce any feelings of anxiety or unhappiness.

I work as an Integrative Counsellor which means I use techniques from a variety of therapies (for more information click here) but my underlying philosophy is that each person is an expert on themselves and their experiences. Each person is unique and has a different experience of life so the counselling you receive is specifically for you and your difficulties.

We shall work together in a collaborative relationship, enabling you to feel relaxed and understood. I believe that my role in this relationship is to:

  • Give you the space to speak freely so that you can feel that you are truly being heard.
  • Always listen fully to what you are saying and not interrupt, unless it is important for me to do so.
  • Show that I value and respect you,and am not judging you.
  • Provide you with support to examine your worries and help you work out solutions to your own life difficulties.
  • Help you to understand how you really think and feel about your issues, enabling you to express your thoughts and feelings.
  • Assist you in making changes in your life and accepting things which cannot be changed.

Some people find they benefit from just a few sessions of counselling, whilst others want to work for a longer time period. I conduct regular reviews when working with clients to ensure they are receiving what they need and what can benefit them from counselling.

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