Vanessa Hartshorn

Vanessa Hartshorn

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Bideford

Bideford EX39
Sessions from £40.00


  • Flexible hours available

About me and my therapy practice

Asking for support is the first step forward when life can seem a bit overwhelming. I am interested in what I can offer 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 several 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 member of the management team and 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

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

Types of therapy

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

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Groups, Older adults, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited