Specialist Counsellors with Decades of Experience
Welcome to Personal and Relationship Counselling. We are a private practice with nearly three decades of experience in providing couples counselling and psychotherapy in Plymouth and the wider Devon and Cornwall area. Our team of dedicated specialists are careful to always adapt their approach to your particular situation, whatever it may be. No individual problem is the same, and everyone has their own way of tackling problems, which is why we pay close attention to drawing on our wide range of experience and resources to match you with the right kind of specialist.
Along with offering confidential, personalised couples counselling, we are equipped to give targeted help for bereavements, addictions, gender and identity issues, sexuality, depression, anxiety, and other young person issues. Along with offering couples counselling and psychotherapy in Plymouth, we also supply confidential support to people online over Zoom.
We all encounter problems in life from time to time. Whether you are in a relationship or not, it can often feel like you are alone and have no way out. Finding that balance between the daily life stresses of personal/work life and emotional stability is far from easy, and it can lead to problems with your partner or other maladaptive behaviours like addiction.
Our experienced couples counselling and psychotherapy in Plymouth gives you a space to actively explore the root cause of your problems, how they adversely affect your life, and develop a personalised way to move past them. Seeing an integrative specialist at our private practice takes the weight off your shoulders; we are here to supply the specific kind of help you need, in a way that makes sense to you.
Sometimes, relationships break down. You may be struggling to communicate, dealing with an affair, contemplating separation, or just generally feel like you are in a state of frustration and insecurity. We will assign the right specialist for your situation and work towards understanding how past experiences contribute to where you are now, thereby unravelling the knots of your relationship and enabling you to move forward in a healthier way.
Please visit our Couples Counselling page for more information.
Along with providing personalised help to couples, our team of practitioners also offer one-to-one counselling and specialise in supplying people with the tools to confront and overcome a range of issues. This includes working with young people and adults who need a place to discuss their gender, sexuality, or identity, along with targeted help for other areas such as bereavement and addiction.
Psychodynamic Therapy – Emphasises the importance of the unconscious mind and past experiences in explaining current behaviour and emotions.
Integrative – Where several distinct modes of counselling and psychotherapy are combined to address an individual’s problems in a personalised way.
Person-centred – A non-judgemental way of working whereby the counsellor gives you the floor to explore challenging emotions in your own preferred way, creating the right conditions for increasing self-awareness and reaching your fullest potential.
Humanistic – Encourages you to take responsibility for their thoughts and actions, with a focus on developing a stronger, more holistic idea of one’s true self as a way of moving past certain challenging issues.
Relational – Where your therapist prioritises your ways of relating to other people as a route into understanding the problems in your life.
Transactional Analysis – Helps you understand the exact way in which you communicate with others to develop a clearer understanding of your behaviours and emotions.
One of the main bodies overseeing the registration and accreditation of counsellors in the UK is the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
We are a team of experienced and qualified therapists who are BACP Accredited or currently working towards accreditation.
We work from a beautiful Elizabethan building located on the Barbican in Looe Street, offering couples counselling and psychotherapy in Plymouth to people from Devon and Cornwall, along with providing telephone counselling and online sessions over Zoom.
Our practice is a two-minute walk from Royal Parade and a 25-minute walk/5-10 minute taxi ride from Plymouth train station.
Counselling sessions for individuals and couples last 60 minutes, usually taking place on a weekly basis.
If you are wondering if therapy is for you, we offer a free 15 minute phone consultation with one of our therapists. This gives you a chance to ask questions and for both of you to see if you are a good fit.
Note: if you want to cancel an appointment we require 24 hours’ notice; otherwise you will still need to pay for any sessions missed. We accept payment in cash, by cheque or by bank transfer.
10% discount available to Blue Light and DDS cardholders. We accept payment by cash, cheque, or bank transfer. Please allow a minimum of 24 hours’ notice for cancellations, otherwise you will still need to pay for any sessions missed.