"The most important relationship you will ever have is the one you have with yourself"
Even the strongest among us can feel lost, unsure, ambivalent, or unhappy at times. As a professional Counsellor based in Exeter, I can help you understand and manage whatever life throws at you. I believe that you have the strength not just to survive, but to truly thrive.
Counselling is a great way of exploring what is happening in your life and understanding all the how, why, what, where and when of your life or your present circumstance. It allows you to take stock and to look at issues perhaps in a different light.
Integrative | Creative | Empowering
Lauren Elliott Vincent BA Hons
My career started out after undertaking Counselling myself and seeing the huge benefit it can have.
I have a lot of life experience and understanding of the importance of life and the struggles we all face, through my own trials and professional workings.
I am an Exeter based Integrative Counsellor, which means I am able to draw on a
variety of methods and techniques to best assist you maintaining very relaxed,
patient led sessions giving you the opportunity to grow and develop as best you can, helping you to help yourself.
I work creatively in a variety of ways to help you feel comfortable and open up in a safe space, I like to provide an engaging and easy-going therapy style. I don’t believe in forcing therapy if it is not something you enjoy and benefit from. I choose to practice a modern approach to mental health counselling that speaks to the population I work with that also feels truest to me.
My approach is based on working in the here and now looking at whats going on for you whilst also paying attention to attachment and unfinished cycles in the past. I intertwine this by using creative ways of working which I find to help deepen the sessions.
Here are a few examples of how I run my modern private practice:
✖️ Have an office that is stuffy and blah-feeling.
✖️ Sit & stare at you in silence.
✖️ Ask you “how do you feel about that?” over & over.
✔️ Stay relevant.
✔️ Walk along side you on your journey rather than authority.
✔️ Sit in the room WITH you.
✔️ Tailor my approach to the client’s individual needs instead of using blanket approaches.
✔️ Welcome real language in session (sometimes that includes cursing). I want you to show up as yourself.
I offer both long and short term counselling dependant on your needs.
I specialise in therapy for Survivors of Domestic Abuse and Trauma, I have a wider knowledge and interest in Relationships, Men's Therapy, Women's Empowerment and Parenthood. However thats not to say I only see clients needing therapy for this.
My door is always open to everyone.
My daily work is helping people deal with a wide variety of conditions.
Abuse | Abortion | Anxiety | Affairs | Attachment | Anger | Betrayal | Bereavement |
Career | Couples | Depression | Divorce | Domestic Abuse | Family & Relationships |
Low Self Esteem | Low Self Confidence | Loss | Miscarriage | Men's Therapy |
Pregnancy and Birth | Independent Parenting | Sexual Abuse | Stress | Separation
| Trauma | Women's Empowerment
I facilitate Domestic Abuse Recovery, Pattern Change & Parent Support Groups.
I hold membership with the BACP and have qualifications in the following:
BA Honours Degree 2.1 in Integrative Counselling - Level 6
FDA in Integrative Counselling - Level 5
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling
Continued Personal Development Qualifications
Working With Trauma Triggers and Flashbacks
Dealing with Narcissism Diploma
Complicated Matters - The links between experiences of domestic & sexual violence, problematic substance abuse and mental ill health.
Couples & Family Therapy Diploma
Excellence in Volunteering -200 Hours
Trauma Defined: The Body Keeps Score
How to do counselling online: a coronavirus primer
Transactional Analysis 101
Existential Therapy Workshop
Level 2 in The Nature and Impact of Domestic Abuse and Violence
Certificate of Awareness of Domestic Violence and Abuse
Sexual Abuse - Dealing with Disclosures
Safeguarding - Protecting Children, Young People & Adults
Safeguarding Group 2 & 3
Exploring Positive Emotions
Developing Playfulness & A Creative Practice
Developing Creative Practice - Enabling creative contact with clients
Introduction to Mentoring
Life Coaching Introduction
Introduction to Mindfulness
Vincent Van Gogh
“What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?”