If you have found yourself here it may be that you are not quite feeling yourself. Perhaps you are experiencing feelings or emotions that are troublesome. It’s possible that you need to talk in confidence and be heard without judgement, criticism and to feel safe with someone who really cares. Welcome to Flow...
I’m Ria, I have lived here in Brixham all my life.
I have a love of the outdoors and the therapeutic qualities it brings me.
I particularly enjoy the coastline and anything that allows me to have a few mindful moments beside the waters edge.
Its like gold in a hectic life!
Paddle boarding, sailing or just a good walk. They are all fabulous for my soul.
I have always had a genuine passion for people and their story.
My background in financial services ended with a shifting in family dynamics and the addition of 2 little people.
I followed a lifelong dream to retrain as a counsellor and I've never looked back.
Our approach on how we work together is Humanistic, this means counselling is centred around you and what you hope to achieve from our sessions together.
It is a positive approach to therapy which focuses on you as a whole person.
Mind, Body and Soul.
We are flexible and will find a style of counselling which works well for you, this is possible by blending therapies such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Gestalt, Person-Centred counselling and other Mindfulness based practices.
Sometimes thinking outside the box with regards to how you are best supported achieves positive outcomes, sessions may occasionally take place outside of the therapy room!
This style of counselling can be fantastic as we work together to look at challenging your anxiety and the beliefs you hold which may keep it going and growing.
My counselling room is comfortable and relaxing- much my practice, informal and friendly.
UPDATE - Due to the current pandemic all sessions will be currently held online via Zoom.
Office will be reopening for face to face appointments on 1st July 2020.
For therapy to work a strong and trusting relationship needs to be developed and is at very heart of how I like to work with you.
Counselling can be a wonderful experience, it is important you find a counsellor who you click with.
We offer a FREE OF CHARGE initial session over the phone or via Zoom so you can get to know me and decide if flow feels right for you. No obligation to continue.
Thereafter each session will be £40 Per Hour
NHS & Care workers Discounted rate of £35
Under 18 discounted rate of £35
Sessions will last approximately 50 minutes - 1 hour
I'm a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) bound by their Ethical Framework for the counselling professions.
I hold the Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
I regularly keep my skills and knowledge current and up to date by attending Continuing Professional development (CPD) days detailed below.
Trauma, The Brain and its Recovery - 2019
Counselling in the Natural Environment - 2018
Sand Tray Therapy - 2018
TSCB : Safeguarding Children Foundation. (Level 3 Child Protection) - 2018
Preparing to work with clients who Self-Harm -2018
Challenge in Counselling - 2018
NCFE Level 3 Award in Counselling Skills and Theory. - 2016
It is a privilege to work in partnership with Evolve Psychotherapy, www.southdevoncbt.co.uk as a Therapist.
Collaboratively we help young people aged 11-18 facilitate a positive change in their life through active Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Person-Centred style Counselling.
I volunteer with Torbay Domestic Abuse Services (TDAS) and currently offer counselling opportunities each week free of charge to survivors of domestic abuse with flow.
Please contact us about our counselling services in Brixham if you are suffering from depression or anxiety.
Flow, Office 2, Seaworks, Brixham, TQ5 8EX
Call me on 07584 190 167
Flexible Hours to suit.