WELCOME TO THE TEAM

 Introducing the talented team of professional therapists working alongside Catherine and Francesca at our premises in central Plymouth

Meet Our Associates

Rachel Stuart - Accredited Psychotherapist

Kay Murray - Accredited Counsellor and Supervisor

Rachel Stuart - Accredited Psychotherapist

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I am an experienced psychotherapist working in Plymouth with over 10 years NHS experience. I specialise in working with adults struggling with difficulties such as generalised anxiety, low mood & depression, seasonal affective disorder (SAD), relationship issues, loss or bereavement, anger, health anxiety, social anxiety, stress, PTSD, panic disorder, phobias, OCD, low self-esteem and confidence, coping with divorce, long-term health conditions and much more. 

What I love about the work is that although I initially see people at a low point in their lives, as we work together they find the courage, skills, and resilience to create a meaningful life for themselves. I offer one to one counselling, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), EMDR, mindfulness, compassion focused therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy. I am an accredited member of the BABCP and MBACP.




Rhian Kivits - Sex & Relationship Therapist

Kay Murray - Accredited Counsellor and Supervisor

Rachel Stuart - Accredited Psychotherapist

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. I'm a Relate qualified Relationship Therapist with a year's additional training in Psychosexual Therapy and a Post Graduate Training qualification.

I worked at a number of Relate centres with couples and singles but now work in private practice helping people overcome relationship issues and family issues, cope with the impact of affairs and betrayals and deal with the heartbreak of separation and divorce. I also help people struggling with sex problems like loss of libido, painful intercourse, erectile dysfunction, vaginismus and lack of orgasm/pleasure.

Many of my clients appreciate my support with anxiety, depression, generalised anxiety disorder or panic disorder because these issues all have a big impact on sex and relationships, making things much more difficult. I have a Diploma in Mindfulness as well as additional training in helping clients overcome trauma and abuse.

My style draws on psychodynamic, cognitive behavioural, solution focused, motivational and psycho-educational approaches. I've also studied complementary approaches to relationships, emotional healing, bodywork, intimacy and sexuality and I'm a graduate of the Urban Tantra professional training program. I welcome clients of all genders and sexual orientations. 

I believe that love makes the World go round and that we're all entitled to enjoy rewarding relationships and fulfilling sex lives. It's my mission as a Therapist to help you feel more connection, pleasure, freedom and joy in life. 

Kay Murray - Accredited Counsellor and Supervisor

Kay Murray - Accredited Counsellor and Supervisor

Karen Waite - Integrative Counsellor & Psychotherapist

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  I am an experienced counsellor based in Calstock, Cornwall and Plymouth. I provide one-to-one counselling to help people find their way through at times of distress. I have worked with many issues such as depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, self injury, shame, guilt and relationship problems along with many other difficult emotional issues.

My aim is to offer you a safe, supportive, non-judgemental space where you can share your experiences in confidence and help make sense of whatever is causing you distress.

Counselling can help us gain an understanding of ourselves; how we behave and how our past experiences effect who we are today. Explaining our thoughts and feelings can help us understand our distress, gain empowerment, build confidence and help us deal with the challenges life throws at us.

Karen Waite - Integrative Counsellor & Psychotherapist

Geof Talbot - Accredited Counsellor/ Psychotherapist (Cognitive Behavioural Therapies)

Karen Waite - Integrative Counsellor & Psychotherapist

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IWelcome to “Find a voice…”

I am a qualified BACP registered Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist. I offer predominantly Humanistic, psychodynamic, creative and cognitive behavioural therapy including Gestalt. We are all diverse human beings and completely individual in our needs and our preferences therefor each session is led by the individual needs of my clients.


I have worked within Domestic Abuse and Trauma Recovery Support since 2003 and understand how the effects of Trauma/Abuse can feel permanent and dis-empowering. I offer a safe and ethical way of working therapeutically through your experiences, helping you to discover an understanding of your own inner strengths and take back your power from the oppression of Abuse/Trauma and “Find a voice…” 


I believe the therapeutic alliance between client and counsellor is a powerful tool and offer to walk with you at your own pace, on your own journey as you explore the possibilities of wellbeing, acceptance and reconnecting with your sense self through difficulties such as; depression, anxiety, bereavement, low self-esteem, relationship/social pressure, abuse and trauma recovery.


My own work and life experiences gave me an insight into the complexities and fragility of our mental health and well-being and also the importance of self-care.  I enjoy nurturing my own well-being with Ecotherapy when walking on Dartmoor or visiting the beach and the ocean where I can feel a sense of connectedness and healing. 


Whether you are returning to therapy or coming for the first time, I welcome you into a safe and confidential space. 

I offer a free 30 min introductory session either via telephone or in my therapy room to help you decide if you are comfortable and where you would like to go from there.

Geof Talbot - Accredited Counsellor/ Psychotherapist (Cognitive Behavioural Therapies)

Geof Talbot - Accredited Counsellor/ Psychotherapist (Cognitive Behavioural Therapies)

Geof Talbot - Accredited Counsellor/ Psychotherapist (Cognitive Behavioural Therapies)

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I am a counsellor/psychotherapist specialising in Cognitive Behavioural approaches to psychotherapy, and also a Coaching Psychologist. I graduated in psychology from Oxford University in 1979. 


I have had extensive experience in commerce and management within both large and small organisations. I have been working as a psychotherapist in Primary and Secondary Care and in private practice since 2003. 


I specialise in the treatment of anxiety and sleep disorders, adult pornography use issues, and work-related problems, such as stress, redundancy and workplace relations. 


My approach is to use CBT, REBT, Schema Therapy and Mindfulness in a selectively integrated way. I also able to run psycho-educational groups for sleep disorders and Mindfulness training.  


I strongly believe that therapy and coaching should take place within an empathic, open, honest and supportive therapeutic relationship. 

Frances Rayner - Complementary Therapist and Counsellor

Geof Talbot - Accredited Counsellor/ Psychotherapist (Cognitive Behavioural Therapies)

Geof Talbot - Accredited Counsellor/ Psychotherapist (Cognitive Behavioural Therapies)

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I aim to provide a safe, confidential space for you to explore your issues and find new ways of looking at things so that you can move forwards. 

 

As a counsellor, I will really listen to you. I will focus on you, what you need and do my best to help you explore and work on the problems you are facing.  I won’t pretend to be the expert on your life. 


Sometimes, this can feel a little frustrating. You may be thinking “why won’t she just give me some advice, or tell me what to do?” If I did this, you would be relying on me to sort out your problems. Counselling is really about helping you to work on your problems yourself.


Initial Assessment:

The initial assessment enables me to hear why you have come for counselling and what you hope to gain from the counselling relationship.


It also gives me the opportunity to discuss how I work and assess whether I am the best person for you to have counselling with.

  

Treatment Approach:

My approach to counselling is profoundly person-centred. I view the therapeutic relationship as the crucible for change, with empathy, congruence and unconditional regard as vital for connectedness to both self and others. 

Patrick Barker - Sports Massage Therapist

Kirsten Davenport - Core Process Psychotherapist and Mental Health Nurse

Kirsten Davenport - Core Process Psychotherapist and Mental Health Nurse

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My name is Paddy. I’m 24 years old and a fully qualified Sports Massage Therapist.

I come from a background in leisure being a Lifeguard for 7 years and a Gym Instructor for 5.

I have a real passion for sport, mainly rugby, football, basketball and swimming/diving, although I love all sports and that is what has lead me to become a Sports Massage Therapist.

I welcome all types of people from every background whether it is sporty or not. So please feel free to contact me to find out more.

Kirsten Davenport - Core Process Psychotherapist and Mental Health Nurse

Kirsten Davenport - Core Process Psychotherapist and Mental Health Nurse

Kirsten Davenport - Core Process Psychotherapist and Mental Health Nurse

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  I am a Core Process Psychotherapist and a qualified Mental Health Nurse with over 25 years experience of working with those that experience mental health difficulties both within the NHS and the private sector.


I have experience with working with both children and adolescents and those of working age and utilise a mindfulness based therapy that supports the cultivation of awareness and the internal resources that enable us to alleviate our suffering and move towards innate wellbeing.


I offer hourly weekly sessions which are agreed in advance, following the initial meeting which is free of charge as it is used to explore the suitability of us working together with no obligation.


I am able to offer concessionary rates for students and those on low income.

I am a registered member with the BACP and the Nursing Midwifery Council and abide by their Ethical Code of Conduct.


I can be contacted on: 07896284051

Looking To Join A Team?

Kirsten Davenport - Core Process Psychotherapist and Mental Health Nurse

Looking To Join A Team?

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Are you a qualified talking therapist or alternative/health therapist looking to rent space and join a team of friendly like-minded, experienced professionals? Then  please feel free to contact us for a chat to see if we can make this happen.