Hello! I’m Stephanie Boosey

NCS Accredited Therapeutic Counsellor

I offer affordable counselling helping you to process and move forward.  Initial phone consultation would be free to help you decide if I am the right counsellor for you.

I can offer face to face or online therapy sessions, whatever issues you bring such as anxiety, depression, trauma, loss & bereavement, low self-esteem & confidence, relationships and unhappiness with work, home or general unhappiness in a supportive environment offering compassion and kindness. 

I have experience working and supporting young people, families and Adults.

I support my clients who bring a broad range of issues by using gentle yet powerful techniques that help them discover healthy strategies for coping. I see counselling and therapeutic work as a collaborative process in which the client brings her or his experiences in both a conscious and an unconscious way and I bring my awareness, my experience and my respectful curiosity.

My Approach & Values

I use a broadly humanistic, integrative approach developed principally from these sources, Gestalt, Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

Gestalt Therapy is an experiential therapy and centres on the individual’s experience in the here and now, the relationship between the therapist and client, the circumstances in which these things take place, and the adjustments people make as a result of the situation. Gestalt Therapy is holistic and emphasises personal responsibility.

Mindfulness is an approach to help clients reconnect with themselves and the world around them. Practices will help clients to manage conditions such as anxiety. Through noticing thoughts and
allowing them to understand how unhelpful thoughts such as worrying can increase their anxiety. Becoming more self-aware and noticing the difficulties in life but also allowing themselves to focus on the good things that might be happening in their life no matter how small they might be.

CBT is a structured approach which aims to get to the bottom of problems relating to dysfunctional emotions, behaviours and thoughts. This is achieved through the exploration of negative thoughts with a client followed by more goal-oriented sessions in which clients are taught techniques which they can then apply to everyday life.


My Experience & Education

  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
  • Level 3 NCFE in Counselling Skills and Theory.
  • Level 2 NCFE in Awareness of Mental Health Problems.
  • Level 2 RQF Certificate in Self harm & Suicide Awareness and Prevention.
  • MISP Adult Mindfulness Programme.
  • MISP Young Persons Mindfulness Programme.
  • Pete’s Dragon Grief, Bereavement & Suicide Prevention Training.
  • TouchBase Attachment/ACE’s trauma Training.
  • CAPiTA Level 2 in Safeguarding Children Training.
  • Level 1 Autism Training.
  • HABC Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid.
  • YGAM City and Guilds Gambling & Gaming
  • Diploma and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Therapeutic Support in a safe space without judgement.

I worked with Young Devon as a therapeutic counsellor to young people from 11 to 25 years old who were struggling with anxiety, depression, self-harming, emotional and physical abuse, bereavement and loss.

I also worked for Dartmoor Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy as a therapeutic counsellor to adults struggling with trauma, loss, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, attachment issues and physical abuse.

Before this I have worked within the pastoral area of secondary school and continue to do this. Offering support to young people who are struggling with anxiety, depression, attachment issues,
emotional and physical abuse, trauma, loss and low self-esteem to name but a few. I work 1:1 with them or offer group support such as wellbeing groups which help the young people to understand
themselves and gain tools to cope with their own difficulties. Along with this I run Mindfulness groups to offer self-awareness and coping strategies around stress and anxiety.

Through experience and my own experience
of life I offer an empathetic, non-judgemental, therapeutic support.

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