What I offer

When we first meet you will have the opportunity to tell me what you are finding difficult in your life, think about what you would like from counselling, and find out more about how I work.

I will offer you:

Tess (Thais Lloyd)

Tel: 07493 591515

Email: silverferncounselling@gmail.com

I can work with you in my

counselling room in Exeter, in Ashburton, or in your own home.

  • A warm, safe, confidential space where I'll listen to you in a non-judgemental, supportive and sensitive way.
  • A genuine, honest, professional relationship with me.
  • Openness to talk about your problems and consider how you want to move forward.
  • Working in a way that follows your pace, respects your goals and builds on your strengths.
  • Flexibility and focus to help you find ways to improve your well-being.

 

"Thais's work is highly skilled and deeply relational."

     Sue

It is very important that we develop a relationship of trust and openness, so that together we understand what is going on for you. I will listen to you with acceptance and compassion, supporting you and paying attention to what you are experiencing at this moment of your life.

 

We will work together to understand your situation. This may be something that started recently, or something from the past that still affects you now. We will explore your obstacles and challenges, and how you can use your resources and strengths to find a way forward.

"Thais is an ethical and reflective counsellor who puts the welfare of the client first."

        Ken

We may sometimes use creative methods to help us understand what is going on for you. This might be done through story-telling, sand-tray, or other therapeutic methods that can help express what is sometimes difficult to express in words.

I am an integrative, humanistic counsellor.
As an integrative counsellor, I draw from different intervention models in a way that is flexible and fits your needs and wishes. As a humanistic counsellor, I see counselling as an opportunity for you to increase awareness of who you are and how you are in your relationships, with your strengths, creativity and choices.
My main theoretical influences are the person-centred approach and Gestalt therapy; but I may also use elements from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) in my work, as and when helpful to you. I focus on what you are experiencing at this moment, and I see you as the expert in your own life.

 

I work with clients on a number of issues, the most frequent ones being:
  • Feeling low or anxious
  • Bereavement
  • Loneliness
  • Loss (of independence, income, etc)
  • Difficult relationships
  • Health-related stress
  • Difficult life changes
  • Low self-esteem
  • Addiction
  • Dementia care
  • Being a carer; or being cared for.

 

My experience of working with people from all walks of life gives me flexibility to work in a professional way with each unique client.

We will regularly review our work, to make sure you are getting what you want and need from counselling.

My theoretical background