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© Steve Merritt 2010 - 2016

About Me

Steve Merritt MBACP

I am qualified as an Integrative Counsellor. I integrate three main counselling approaches within my work: Person-Centred    -    This    approach    underpins    all    of    my    work.    I    create    a comfortable,    non-judgmental    environment    by    demonstrating    warmth and   genuine   interest,   empathy   and   unconditional   positive   regard   towards my   clients.   It   is   non-directive,   which   means   that   I   provide   a   safe   space   for   clients   to   talk   about   their problems, and help them to find their own solutions. Psycho-Dynamic   -   This   approach   looks   at   the   importance   of   the   unconscious   and   past   experience   in shaping   current   behaviour.   The   client   is   encouraged   to   talk   about   childhood   relationships   and   to   look   for repeating patterns in their lives. Cognitive   Behavioural   Therapy   (CBT)   -   Clients   are   taught   ways   to   change   thoughts   and   expectations,   and relaxation   techniques   are   used.   It   has   been   effective   for   stress-related   ailments,   phobias,   obsessions, eating disorders and depression. I    also    offer    visualizations,    or    a    short    Reiki    treatment,    to    help    with    relaxation    prior    to    a    session    if requested. I   am   a   member   of   the   British   Association   for   Counselling   and   Psychotherapy   and   I   follow   their   code   of conduct and ethical framework. www.bacp.co.uk . I am fully covered by professional liability insurance. I   hold   a   Level   4   Diploma   in   Therapeutic   Counselling   and   I   have   trained   with,   and   worked   for,   the   CRUSE Bereavement    Agency    in    North    Devon.    I    have    also    had    a    wide    variety    of    experience    working    at    the Holsworthy Medical Centre.
BACP accredited register. Holsworthy Counselling, Bude Counselling.
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© Steve Merritt 2010 - 2016

About Me

Steve Merritt MBACP

I     am     qualified     as     an Integrative Counsellor. I     integrate     three     main counselling      approaches within my work: Person-Centred      -      This approach     underpins     all of    my    work.    I    create    a comfortable,                non- judgmental    environment    by    demonstrating    warmth    and genuine     interest,     empathy     and     unconditional     positive regard   towards   my   clients.   It   is   non-directive,   which   means that   I   provide   a   safe   space   for   clients   to   talk   about   their problems, and help them to find their own solutions. Psycho-Dynamic   -   This   approach   looks   at   the   importance of   the   unconscious   and   past   experience   in   shaping   current behaviour.     The     client     is     encouraged     to     talk     about childhood   relationships   and   to   look   for   repeating   patterns in their lives. Cognitive   Behavioural   Therapy   (CBT)   -   Clients   are   taught ways   to   change   thoughts   and   expectations,   and   relaxation techniques    are    used.    It    has    been    effective    for    stress- related    ailments,    phobias,    obsessions,    eating    disorders and depression. I   also   offer   visualizations,   or   a   short   Reiki   treatment,   to help with relaxation prior to a session if requested. I   am   a   member   of   the   British   Association   for   Counselling and   Psychotherapy   and   I   follow   their   code   of   conduct   and ethical framework. www.bacp.co.uk . I am fully covered by professional liability insurance. I   hold   a   Level   4   Diploma   in   Therapeutic   Counselling   and   I have      trained      with,      and      worked      for,      the      CRUSE Bereavement   Agency   in   North   Devon.   I   have   also   had   a wide    variety    of    experience    working    at    the    Holsworthy Medical Centre.
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Counselling in Holsworthy and Bude
Telephone: 07855 998890
Tamar Counselling Counselling in Holsworthy and Bude