- Phone number
- 07734 364362
- Concessionary rates
I work in my private therapy room on the Dartington Hall Estate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 9am-7:30pm.
Online sessions are available on those days too, as well as on Mondays and Tuesdays before 2:30pm.
You're free to work with me on a short or long term basis, ending or pausing whenever you wish. I won't ask you to commit to any number of sessions, we can just see how it's feeling, session by session. Of course, I want to know if you're thinking of pausing or ending, so that I can help you explore this and learn how to make it more manageable.
Sessions are often weekly, though I understand that financial pressures can affect this. Meeting less often can then be a good idea, fortnightly is possible. My diary also allows some ad-hoc appointments, for example where work demands make a regular time impossible.
About me and my therapy practice
Intro – Geoff, who do I support, and where
I'm Geoff Green and I've been a counsellor for over 15 years. Read more here, call me on 07734 364362, or checkout more detailed information at www.innerknowing.co.uk.
I support individuals and couples in my own private therapy room on the peaceful Dartington Hall Estate, just outside Totnes.
My belief in your potential to create the life you want
Talking with me, I hope you'll experience a deep acceptance for you just as you are, and that you'll feel listened to with great care and respect.
We explore together, building trust as we go, creating a deeper connection with your emotions, thoughts and behaviours. This allows a new relationship with the various parts of yourself to emerge, bringing new perspectives and choices.
You are the expert on your life, and so I give you the space to describe whatever you wish, and at a pace that's comfortable and feels safe to you. I trust that given the right environment in therapy, one that allows your inner knowing to emerge and guide you, you'll grow in your own way to be more fully yourself.
I'll help you create lasting change, gradually connecting with the life you want and moving towards it.
The therapy approaches I use and am qualified in
My one-to-one work is founded on Person-Centred Counselling. See more at www.innerknowing.co.uk/counselling.html about my approach, professionalism and qualifications, as well as something about my personal journey.
I also use the popular and well researched Emotionally Focused Therapy approach to support you in feeling more at ease with the different feelings and attitudes you find in yourself (particularly in one-to-one work).
In couples therapy this approach will create more safety between you and your partner – more on this in the next section.
Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy - repairing your bond
I'll help you feel heard and understood, wherever you are in your relationship.
EFCT gives a safe and effective route into the heart of your issues. We slow everything down so that there's space to tune into what's really going on, rebuilding trust and renewing your connection.
The patterns of reaction you've developed have been needed for you to feel safe and whole, to live with the fears and longings that exist in you. And your partner’s strategies may clash with yours, making it feel like a battle between you.
EFCT comes from over 25 years of research, led by Dr Sue Johnson, to understand how and why relationships do or don’t work. It's the most tested and successful couples’ therapy available.
Much more for couples at www.innerknowing.co.uk/couples.html
Next steps to working with me
Simply contact me (call or message, as you prefer) to ask any questions, without obligation. We'll talk about your aims, and make a booking when you're ready. I may have short notice availability, if you wish to begin counselling urgently.
Are you unsure whether you need or can benefit from counselling?
Deciding to come for counselling is a positive step towards creating a happier life for yourself, and definitely not a sign of failure. Whatever your life experience, you have the potential to learn about yourself and change.
Where I work
I offer sessions in on the Dartington Hall Estate, edge of Totnes – in my own therapy room or outdoors. Full details including directions and maps are at www.innerknowing.co.uk/venues-dartington.html.
Online counselling is also possible – I've got a private room on the Zoom service. Other online video services can also be used.
More on my personal journey and my qualities
Now age 50, I've faced many challenges that have felt overwhelming and shocking. I received counselling and other support.
I expand on this and the essential qualities you can expect from me at www.innerknowing.co.uk/about.html
My first session
Before booking your first session, you are welcome to have a free conversation with me, and ask any questions that would help you feel ready to make the next step.
In the first session, I'll explain about confidentiality and other things that help you settle and feel safe to really begin. We start exploring what it’s like to be you, and the life situation you face at the moment.
With couples, I'll meet you both together the first time, then individually on the second occasion, then back to couples.
What I can help with
Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Emotionally focused therapy, Humanistic, Person centred
Clients I work with
Adults, Couples, Older adults, Trainees, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited