Teresa Edser

Teresa Edser

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Cheddar

Cheddar BS27
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  • Flexible hours available
  • Available for home visits


I have availability for 'one off', 'short term' or 'long term' counselling, Reiki and Occupational Therapy intervention.  

About me and my therapy practice

I am Terry: Kind, Sensitive, Compassionate, Intuitive, Fair, Resilient and Courageous.

Here I am, without judgement or criticism; a human, offering space to another with compassion, honesty, empathy and care.

An Integrative Humanistic Counsellor offering a safe supportive space for inner self discovery and healing. My experience as a HCPC State Register Occupational Therapist and additional training as a Counsellor enables me to work in a variety of ways to support, explore and discover meaningful fulfilment holistically in life and functional activity.

See my website for further details about how I work.

My counselling training is in humanistic and integrative psychotherapy based on Clarksons Systemic Integrative Psychotherapy Model.

Humanistic: suggests that when we experience empathy and unconditional positive regard and the therapist is congruent, in other words aware within him or herself of what s/he experiences and prepared to communicate this when necessary, then we will naturally heal, grow and discover our unique potential.

Integrative: means that a variety of therapeutic approaches and ideas are known and so the therapist can sensitively adapt to the needs of each individual.

By using the systemic integrative psychotherapy model, my belief is that the relationship between therapist and client is as important as the type of therapy practised. It is often within relationships, as children with our parents and with significant people throughout our lives, that emotional injury occurs, and it is within the relationship with the therapist that these injuries can surface and be resolved.

I am also very influenced by my Barefoot Practitioner Training (www.livingtao.co.uk) and breathwork. These approaches have much in common with mindfulness, living in present moment and viewing the body as integral in working with emotional difficulties. It is my belief that this is where the healing process of energy healing can enable a shift in work done through talking therapy.

Practice description

For ease of travel, I am within easy reach of Axbridge, Winscombe, Shipham, Banwell, Weston-Super-Mare, Wookey, Wedmore, Wells, Street, Bath, Bristol, Bridgwater, Taunton, Frome, Glastonbury and surrounding villages. 

My private practice is operated from my home with a safe space in my conservatory overlooking my garden and fish pond. There is total privacy and the freedom to speak and be heard without judgement. 

There is a small step over into the threshold of the room and there is a toilet the is accessible for your use. 

On and off road parking is available and free of charge. 

My first session

The first thing we need to do to get started is for you to make contact to arrange for an initial consultation that gives us a chance to discuss your reason for making contact, for you to ask any questions and to help you make an informed decision about starting counselling before you make a financial commitment. 

This can be done either by phone, online or face to face at an agreed time between both of us.

There is a form on the contacts page of my website for you to complete with your name, telephone number, email and reason for getting in contact. Once completed, I will be in touch as soon as possible.

If you would rather just phone, please call me on 07754 536741 and if I do not answer, leave a message that you are looking for counselling and I will call you back when I am available.

Be reassured, if I get your answerphone, I will say ‘Its Terry, returning your call, give me ring when you are next free'

At our first session, we will look at our contractual agreement setting out how we can work together, what to do regarding sickness, or holidays and payment. 

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Life coaching, Loss, Menopause, Men's issues, Mood disorder, Neurodiversity, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Substance Dependency, Trauma, Women's issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, Creative therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Interpersonal, Person centred, Primal therapy, Transactional analysis, Transpersonal

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, Older adults, Trainees, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Home visits, Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Outdoor therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone therapy, Time-limited