Due to Coronavirus pandemic restrictions imposed by the Government, I have temporarily moved from face-to-face counselling to video conferencing.
Justine Hewitt Counselling
Counselling can be hugely beneficial and whatever your reasons for seeking counselling, I hope that you find it a helpful and effective process. You may be feeling nervous about approaching counselling, concerned that your problem is not serious enough or worried that you may not be able to open up about issue(s) that are deeply personal and distressing to you. Please be reassured that I offer a warm, empathic and supportive counselling service that gives you the opportunity to pause, and reflect upon and explore the issue(s) that may be negatively impacting your well-being, your relationships and your sense of purpose and control in your life.
I am a qualified and experienced counsellor and a member of the National Counselling Society (NCS). I have experience working with clients presenting with a wide range of issues such as depression and anxiety; stress; bereavement and loss; low self-esteem and low confidence; identity; problems in relationships, and difficulties from the past that are impacting on the present, among many others.
Whatever your reason for seeking out counselling, I provide a welcoming and professional service. I practice from comfortable counselling rooms, conveniently located in central Exeter, I offer 60-minute counselling sessions and I have both weekly or fortnightly sessions available.
I also offer both short-term and long-term counselling depending on your needs.
I am a fully insured and qualified counsellor having successfully completed a Level 4 Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. I am also a member of the National Counselling Society (NCS) which means I adhere to their code of professional and ethical practice.
Details of the NCS's ethical guidelines can be
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My approach to counselling
My approach is Integrative, which means I draw on theory and techniques from a number of therapeutic approaches. In practice, that means I can tailor your therapy to meet your specific needs in a way that you feel comfortable with.
However, in the most part, my practice is primarily guided by the Person-Centred approach which offers an empathic and non-judgemental, exploratory approach and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) which provides more practical and short-term solutions by focussing on how your thoughts, feelings and behaviours interact and influence each other in both helpful and unhelpful ways.
Where appropriate, I also incorporate more creative elements such as sand-tray and therapeutic emotion cards.
Is counselling for you?
Approaching counselling can be a daunting prospect for many people. Some worry that their problem is not serious enough to be shared with a counsellor or that they will struggle to talk about issues that are deeply personal and distressing to them.
As a fully qualified and experienced counsellor I can offer you the opportunity to talk about your difficulties in a safe and supportive environment. Through guided exploration, you can begin to process and make changes to the issues negatively impacting your wellbeing, your relationships and your life, more generally.
Whatever your problem, if it's causing you psychological and emotional distress, then counselling may be able to offer support and help.
If you'd like to book a counselling session, please contact me by email or phone. I will aim to reply to all enquiries within 24 hours.
I practice from comfortable counselling rooms conveniently located in central Exeter. My normal practice hours are Saturday 9.00am-1pm, however, due to the challenges posed by the Coronavirus pandemic, I am offering more flexible hours.
Please note that due to social distancing rules, I am only offering telephone or online counselling at this time.