Introducing the talented team of professional therapists working alongside Catherine and Francesca at our premises in central Plymouth
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.
. Sometimes life as a parent or a mum to be can feel hard. Anxiety, depression or trauma can prevent us from enjoying pregnancy and parenthood. This can be particularly difficult when everyone around us expects us to be happy. Many pregnant women and new parents feel confused about whether they have "post natal depression" or "PTSD" or whether how they feel is "normal". Working with me isn't about labels it is about improving your quality of life. Whether you have been given a diagnosis that you would like to work on or you just want to feel better and enjoy your day to day life more I can help.
Due to my training as a Clinical Psychologist I am able to draw on several types of therapy including EMDR, CBT, Mindfulness and others. This means we can come up with a plan that suits your needs. Our work will be about making changes in your life that matter to you so that you can be the parent you want to be.
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.
I believe the most important aspect of counselling is to establish a compassionate and supportive relationship with you based on trust and acceptance.
As a Humanistic Integrative counsellor I believe in the uniqueness of each individual, employing the approach that best suits your individuality and needs.
My journey into therapy began quite a long time ago, when my own four children were young and faced huge challenges at school because of a cognitive learning difference now recognised as a ‘Neurological Difference’ and comes under the relatively new term of ‘Neurodiversity’.
Therapy helped us to make sense of those experiences and it was during this time that I began to develop my own training and understanding in different therapies.
Alongside my psychotherapy training I completed a four year training in Earth based wisdom, founded upon ancient teachings of appreciation and establishing a deeper connection and understanding of ourselves and all others in a very grounded and heart-felt way. This training provided me with understanding and appreciation of the many traditional resources and connections we can access for our well-being and deeper understanding of ‘the self’.
I have over 15 years experience of supporting adults, children and young people to overcome a diverse range of issues that have impacted on their emotional health and well being.
I provide a confidential space to work alongside you, supporting you to explore and make sense of your feelings. I will listen attentively to your concerns helping you to gain a clearer understanding of your experience, to clarify your thoughts and to come to terms with inner conflict so that you may find greater harmony and balance in your life.
I am an Integrative counsellor drawing upon a range of modalities tailoring therapy to your individual needs whilst meeting you with openness, warmth and compassion. I respect that you are the authority of your own experience and will be guided and led by you.
Dr Tracy Rydin-Orwin (DClinPsy, CPsychol, AFBPsS, BSc (Hons)) is a highly experienced Chartered Clinical Principal Psychologist working as a NHS clinical lead in perinatal infant mental health, with a focus on the parent-infant relationship. I gained my doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Exeter and I am registered with the Health Care Professionals Council, as well as an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. I also work with maternal mental health issues that are impacting on the parent-infant relationship and trauma, both birth trauma and historical trauma. I also have experience of working with Foster Carers, supporting them to care for the young people that are placed with them and with adoptive parents.
Yūki means courage in Japan.
The founder of Yūki, Kate, knows how brave and strong the people are who come to use therapy services. She has worked in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) for over six years and is a Compassion Focused Therapist. Compassion Focused Therapy focuses on building strength, courage and commitment to be able to sit with and move through distressing thoughts and emotions that may affect our actions and how we live our lives. CFT seeks to lessen shame by acknowledging that, as humans, we all experience suffering to varying degrees and encouraging that we learn to lessen our distress by bringing compassion into our minds. Compassion is a strength and doesn’t simply involve being kind to ourselves, it involves turning towards rather than away from our distress. This takes a lot of strength and with support can help to reduce patterns we may have become stuck in.
Yūki work with people up to the age of 25, with a range of mental and emotional health difficulties.
We'll be looking forward to welcoming more associates into our practice soon so watch this space.
We have four warm, welcoming and beautifully furnished therapy rooms at our premises, available for use by suitably qualified talking therapy practitioners. If you are a professional looking for an inclusive space then please do get in touch via our Contact Us page.