Counselling

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Relationship Counselling

Jean Bowerman was trained as a specialist Relationship Counsellor by Relate and practiced within the organisation for 25 years until the recent closure of its Barnstaple centre. She provides specialist counselling to adult couples and individuals of all ages and has worked at centres in Buckinghamshire, and for the last 14 years, in North Devon where she now lives. Jeans services are suitable for couples or individual clients.

Throughout her career her skills have been maintained and kept relevant to the changing influences of today’s society by regular CPD training. Jean adheres to the BACP Ethical framework and has regular Supervision of her clinical practice, which ensures that she is working effectively and safely.

For further details on services offered by Jean please click here.

Nutritional Counselling

Simone Harding holds a BSc Psychology, and MSc Nutrition and Behaviour. She is a registered associate nutritionist (ANutr) specialising in chronic dieting, disordered eating, body-weight and body image. 

She is also a certified Intuitive Eating Counsellor having trained with Elyse Resch and Evelyn Tribole, the original creators or Intuitive Eating. Simone is also a British Wheel of Yoga teacher and sports therapist. 

Simone is a PhD counselling psychology candidate and trainee counselling psychologist working in the NHS with adult mental health, and is a graduate member of the British Psychological Society. 

 

Simone’s dual qualifications in psychology and nutrition offer you a unique double barrel approach to physical and mental health. The work is effective, science-based and tailored specifically to your individual needs, drawing on the most contemporary and effective strategies to help you manage your problems long term. 

 

Simone works with individuals who experience: 

 

  • Low mood

  • Anxiety and depression 

  • Disordered eating, eating disorders and chronic dieting (bingeing, restriction, emotional eating etc) 

  • Body image issues

  • Insomnia 

  • Health problems (coping with chronic health conditions, diagnosis etc) 

  • Inflammatory bowel disease (flare-ups, self-care, fatigue) 

 

If you’d like a free 20 minute phone assessment get in touch.

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Counsellor and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Zoe Williams: At some point, everyone experiences difficult periods in their lives. The issues individuals face and the way in which it affects them can vary greatly from person to person. During these times of adversity, it can feel very lonely and as if there is nowhere or no-one to turn to for support. The counselling process will provide you with time to explore the issues you are currently facing and develop the autonomy to find the best way for you to resolve these.

 

Zoe is a qualified Counsellor and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist who graduated from Worcester University in 2013. She provides face-to-face counselling on a one-to-one basis to adults and adolescents; this can be either short or long term. Post qualification, Zoe built up a successful private practice in The Midlands, which she recently left to relocate to North Devon. 

 

Zoe has worked for a number of charities who specialise in supporting clients who are recovering from recent or historic sexualised trauma, this includes males, females and adolescents. Within these roles, she has extensive experience of providing counselling to clients who have experienced sexual, emotional and psychological abuse, as well as some domestic violence.

 

Within her private practice, Zoe works with individuals who are experiencing a wide range of issues, these include generalised anxiety disorder, depression, relationship and family issues, lack of confidence and low self-esteem. 

 

Zoe provides clients with a warm, safe and non-judgemental space to talk about what is going on for them currently. She also uses the Cognitive Behavioural approach to discover the connections between a person’s thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and behaviours, with the aim of helping clients to deal with their overwhelming problems in a more positive way by breaking them down into smaller parts. Zoe will also incorporate aspects from a variety of other theories into the counselling sessions, to ensure the support her clients receive is tailored to their own presenting issues rather than implementing a ‘one size fits all’ way of working. Collaborative working within sessions, allows a two-way process, where together, Zoe and her clients can identify underlying problems and sources of hidden conflict, explore how past experiences may be affecting the present and what areas of their life or aspects of themselves, clients would like to change.

 

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