I have signed up to the initiative launched by The National Counselling Society to offer reduced-cost online or telephone sessions for NHS key workers during the Coronavirus pandemic:
Flexible sessions now available
Free consultation and £20 per session thereafter (up to 8 sessions)
If you're an NHS key worker and feel like you need emotional support during this challenging time, please email me for additional information
If you feel in crisis and desperately need someone to talk to, you can seek support from:
The Samaritans on: 116 123
NHS 111 service or 999 if it's an emergency
Your local A&E department
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 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
found on their website:
My approach to counselling
My approach is Integrative, which means I draw on theory and techniques from a number of therapeutic approaches such as Person-Centred, CBT and Transactional Analysis. I also incorporate more creative elements such as sand-tray and therapeutic emotion cards.
In practice, that means I can tailor your therapy to meet your specific needs in a way that you feel comfortable with.
Is counselling for you?
Approaching counselling can be a daunting prospect for many people. Many 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.
Whatever your issue(s), if it's causing you distress, then counselling may be able to 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.