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Lara Tucker Counselling
and Supervision

Working Together Makes Change Possible

About Me

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                                                     Adv.Dip.Counselling

Accredited Registered MNCPS

Are you experiencing anxiety, stress, panic attacks or nervous system in over drive, IBS symptoms, feel low/depressed, have low self esteem/confidence, and as a result experience personal, family or work relationship difficulties?  I am an experienced, kind and understanding Counsellor who specialises in these areas, practicing in lovely surroundings in central Exeter, in person, by video link or phone.

I bring a depth and understanding from my own personal experiences and counselling journey, my counselling training and subsequent private practice over the last 6 years and previously having worked in the Police service for 25 years.   I am also a parent of two children, a wife, divorcee and someone who has experienced my own struggles with mental health.  It doesn't matter who we are, what we do or what jobs/roles we have, we all need counselling at some points in our lives. Working together, being heard and valued, can help to overcome the difficulties you are experiencing and make profound changes to your life.  I am here to support you to make those changes.

 I am an Integrative Counsellor, meaning that I have studied and trained using a range of theories including Person Centred, Gestalt, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Transactional Analysis (T.A.).  I also use Mindfulness and a range of creative techniques to help you work through deeply hidden and often painful memories.  Experiences or traumatic events past or present can build up over time, often from childhood, which may have been buried deeply within us and we have struggled on.  This can result in a layering of more and more problems, leading to unhealthy life choices affecting all aspects of our lives.

There are many shared behaviours and symptoms, which affect us all, and it is helpful to acknowledge that we are not alone in our struggles, although it can often feel that way.   In contrast to this, we are all unique individuals and our experiences in life, even if similar to others, will affect us all differently.  

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I work in a deeply compassionate way, drawing from a range of theories and techniques to suit your individuality and the experiences you have been through.  

I provide an Experienced, Understanding, Kind, Professional and

Non judgemental relationship.  I want you to feel safe and secure, to be able to let go of feelings of shame or fear, enabling you to explore the difficulties you are struggling with.

We will work together to heal past wounds and unmet needs, often from childhood, which may hinder you in relationships and the roles you have, often leading to a sense of inadequacy or 'imposter syndrome'.  We will explore appropriate coping strategies to change unhealthy thought patterns, enabling you to lead a happier and more fulfilled life, where you can begin to value and believe in yourself and make better life choices.

I know from my own experiences and from that of my clients that this process is life changing.

Where I Practice

I practice in a lovely building in Southernhay, central Exeter, on the third floor of 5 Barnfield Crescent on Barnfield Road.  My practice room is a comfortable and safe room in an old characteristic building where the are a number of other businesses.  It is in a historic area close to the Princesshay shopping centre and High Street with plenty of cafes nearby, whilst being in a quiet and private crescent.

I practice in Exeter on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays either face to face, by video link or phone.  I also practice on Wednesdays presently by video link or phone call only.

 

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I welcome contact by phone call, text message or e mail, if I am unavailable I will get back to you as soon as I can.  I offer an initial 20 minute meeting in person or by video link or phone to discuss what you are hoping to gain from sessions and to help you decide if I am the right therapist for you.

  

Appointment are £60 for an hour. 

I also offer a limited number of concessionary places at a cost of £45 or £50 an hour for students and low incomes, please check with me to see if I am in a position to offer you this.  

I offer short or long term work dependant on what you need, I recommend weekly appointments initially, as from experience this works well, however I understand that this is not always possible, and we can make adjustments to suit you and your requirements.

I welcome telephone enquiries, emails or text messages, as I appreciate how difficult it can be to find a therapist that feels right for you and your needs.   If I am unable to take your call, I will get back to you by your preferred means as soon as I am able to on my working days.  

Lara Tucker

Advanced Diploma Counselling

Accredited Registrant Member of The National Counselling Society

(NCS)

Fully Insured

DBS Certificate

laratuckercounselling@gmail.com  07990 016116  01392 573809

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