Tricia St Clair

Tricia St Clair

Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

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Phone number
0789 007 0067

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Therapist - CULLOMPTON

0789 007 0067
Sessions from £50.00



I see clients Tuesdays through Fridays, including evenings.

I see clients in a number of different ways:

Face-to-face In-person: in a dedicated counselling room in my home in Cullompton, Devon.

Face-to-face while walking: Since mid 2019 I have been meeting clients outdoors in places where the session can be conducted in complete privacy. When the weather is really awful, I resort to zoom sessions. These sessions are for clients who live or work in Mid-Devon.

Online: I use Zoom for online session which allows me to meet with clients anywhere in the world.

Telephone Counselling: For some, face-to-face or online counselling is not possible - it may be too distressing, or it may be that life circumstances prevent it. Whatever the reason, it works for many clients.

FEES:  Individuals: £50 for 60 minute session

           Couples:  £70 for 60 minute session

About me and my therapy practice

I am a fully qualified psychodynamic counsellor with over 20 years experience. I provide a quiet, non judgemental and confidential space in which we can explore the issues that concern you. As an Accredited member of BACP, I am deeply committed to providing the best possible care for my clients.

Sometimes it helps to be listened to; sometimes it is important to understand why things are the way they are. You may feel 'stuck' and not know how to deal with a difficult issue. It could be that you are having difficulties with relationships with other people. You may have suffered a loss that you can't adjust to. Or, you may be unhappy for no apparent reason.

EFT - Emotional Freedom Technique (aka TAPPING): Since qualifying as an EFT practitioner I happily say it is by far the most useful technique I have used in my work, especially where trauma, deep anxiety, and pain issues are involved. EFT goes a very long way to clearing blocked emotions that are preventing potential from being reached, in any area of your life.

Creativity Coaching: As an artist and crafts person, I understand all too well the difficulties that can show up to put a stop to creative activity. Whether your creative expression has ground to a halt or you need to tweek some of your familiar and unhelpful thinking, I can offer help and support and possibly ask the right questions that can switch the light back on. Writer’s Block may not adequately describe what happens to every type of creative person, but it is a way of signalling disquiet with one’s self, with one’s work, or even the complete lack of motivation leaning towards depression.

At the other end of the pendulum swing, you may have always told yourself “I’m not creative”. Has that belief come from being told to stop showing off, that your creative work was not good enough.  Were you compared with others who were ‘better’ than you? The humiliation and deep pain can, and often does, persist throughout life, unless we turn and face it.

Practice description

Low-self esteem, creative challenges, relationship issues, bullying, abusive relationships, anger, anxiety, PTSD and trauma - these are the most frequent issues I encounter in my work. Listening is a fundamental part of counselling and psychotherapy, and I will listen to you; actively listen, giving feedback from time to time, guiding you to explore the problem you bring, allowing you to come to a new understanding of what is happening to you and why. There will be no rush, you can go at your own pace.

Counselling and pyschotherapy offer the opportunity to explore your past experiences and how they may be impacting on how your life is now. It may be that there is a repeating pattern of experience that has its roots in your early years. Whatever is back there can't be taken away, but some light might be shone on it and some understanding be found, that helps you to live in an easier way. EFT(tapping) can also relax the hold those early experiences have over you, letting you live more freely.

You may have been humiliated when you were exploring what was possible. Here’s the thing - it still is possible. You may need a new script but it IS possible.

There are many techniques, YouTube videos, and workshops that you could make use of. However, to have a human person giving you their complete attention while you search for a way through will make all the difference. Talk to me about your yearning.

Whatever you bring to work with, I won't offer you advice but I will help you to make decisions for yourself to discover what is underneath, what is happening to you.

Training, qualifications & experience

* BACP Accredited Psychodynamic Therapist

* Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling

* Diploma in Counselling Children and Adolescents

* Advanced Diploma in Counselling Supervision

* Non-Violent Communication (NVC), One-Year training

* Emotional Freedom Technique Practitioner

* Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

* Solution Focussed Brief Therapy

* Art in Mental Health

* Creativity Coaching

My first session

Starting the process of Counselling can be a daunting experience and it is important that you find the right person to let into your inner world.

I tend to believe that this will be one of the weirdest relationships you will enter into - I will know an awful lot about you, and you will no very little about me.  That said, it is important that we take the opportunity to see how we feel.

I offer a free introductory meeting so that we can 'check each other out'. It is a time when you can ask questions, tell me what you need and for both of us to sense whether we think we can work together.

The introductory meeting will last around 20 minutes.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Business coaching, Career coaching, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, LGBTQ+ counselling, Life coaching, Loss, Men's issues, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, CBT, Creative therapy, Eclectic, Family therapy, Integrative, Psychodynamic, Solution focused brief therapy

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, Couples, EAP, Families, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, Trainees, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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

Supervisor - CULLOMPTON

0789 007 0067
Sessions from £50.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

Fee for Supervision as follows:

For qualified psychotherapists, counsellors, or members of related professions, ie, social work, etc:

£50 for a 1-hour session, £65 for 1.5 hours

For trainee counsellors in a placement:

£40 for a one-hour session, £55 for 90 minutes

Practice description

I have experience working with a wide range of issues raised by supervisees.  

I will challenge you when necessary, guide you where I can, and most of all, I will encourage you in your work; this most difficult and essential work.

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, CBT, Creative therapy, Eclectic, Integrative, Psychodynamic, Solution focused brief therapy

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, Couples, EAP, Families, Older adults, Organisations, Trainees, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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