• Private counsellor in Exeter, Ashburton and surrounding areas.

About me

I am a fully qualified counsellor, with 15 years' experience of working with different client groups in various settings.


I am committed to making counselling accessible to older people. For example, at Age UK Exeter I have developed a counselling service for people aged 50+. 

Tess (Thais Lloyd)

MSc; Advance Dip Counselling; MBACP

Tel: 07493 591515

Email: silverferncounselling@gmail.com

Professional Experience

  • Counsellor at Age UK Exeter since March 2015.

  • Enabler and Community Development Worker for Time for Life (Teignbridge Council) for 5 years, aiming at reducing social isolation and improving quality of life.

Training & qualifications

  • Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Counselling (Dartmoor Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy)

  • MSc degree in Drug and Alcohol Addiction (King's College London, 2001)

  • Psychology degree (1993)

I am committed to my professional development, and I attend regular supervision, courses, lectures, and study groups.

I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), and I abide by its code of ethics. I have enhanced CRB/DBS clearance and I am fully insured.

You can find me in the BACP register and in the UK Counselling Directory.

  • Volunteer in the local Memory Café for people with dementia and their carers for 8 years.

  • Drug and alcohol counsellor for 11 years, using CBT methods, motivational interviewing and relapse prevention.

  • Researcher in drug and alcohol treatment in Brazil and in the UK (St George's Hospital, London)

  • Counsellor in Brazil for 6 years, working with adults and children, in a primary health care centre.