Vanessa Hartshorn

Vanessa Hartshorn

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Bideford

Bideford EX39
Sessions from £40.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary Rates

About me and my therapy practice

Asking for support is the first step forward when life can seem a bit overwhelming. Hi my name is Vanessa, I am a registered, qualified and experienced counsellor and I am interested in what I can offer for you. I am based in Barnstaple town centre where I provide a friendly, safe and confidential space for you to explore any concerns and where I can provide that support and share knowledge to help unravel some of life’s challenges. Together we will be able to work to increase your self-awareness and reinstate a greater sense of control. I am an Integrative Therapist which means that I use my knowledge of a number of different theoretical models to find the tools to help you and provide the right support needed and personalising it for you.

I work in private practice as well as being a senior counsellor at Clarity which is a Barnstaple based mental health charity. I have experience working with a wide range of adult clients, aged 18+, and mental health issues from a basic need of self-exploration, anxiety, self-harm, bereavement, depression, trauma and historical abuse. I offer both short and longer-term therapy to suit your needs. I am a registered member of the BACP which is the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. As a Member of the BACP I work within their ethical framework and am fully committed to my own continual professional development by regularly undertaking additional training courses to enhance my therapeutic work.

What I can help with

OCD, Self-harm, Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Trauma, Personal development, Health related issues, Identity issues, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Spirituality, Women's issues, Child related issues, Infertility, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, Creative therapy, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Trainee, Adults, Couples, EAP, Groups, Older adults

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited