Personal & Relationship Counselling

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Counselling, Psychotherapy and Relationship Counselling in Plymouth Est.1994

Situated in a quiet backwater near the centre of Plymouth, we are a private practice of Counsellors and Psychotherapists who also offer supervision and training. Established in 1994, we have been in practice for 25 years and in this time we have built up an excellent reputation.

Our practitioners are experienced and well qualified, with a wide range of different experiences and specialities. We provide a confidential counselling and psychotherapy service for the people of Plymouth and the surrounding areas of Devon and Cornwall.

Most people, at some time in their lives experience difficulties that are hard to understand or come to terms with, and at times like this it can be helpful to talk issues over with a trained counsellor. At Personal & Relationship Counselling we provide counselling for couples, individuals & young people facing many types of problems such as;

Stress and Anxiety • Depression
Self Esteem and Confidence Difficulties
Eating Disorders • Drug & Alcohol Addiction
Difficulties with Intimacy and Sexual Problems
Marital and Relationship Issues • Bereavement and Loss
(CBT) Cognitive Behavioural Therapy • Long Term Health Problems


At Personal and Relationship Counselling we are passionately committed to improving the emotional and mental quality of your life, not only in the short term but also for the long term. Our counsellors are qualified and accredited or working towards accreditation with BACP.

We are all trained in generic counselling and offer;

    CBTClients are taught ways to change thoughts and expectations, with the use of relaxation techniques.

    HumanisticEncourages people to take responsibility for their thoughts and actions. Emphasis on self-development and achieving one’s potential.

    IntegrativeWhere several distinct models of counselling and psychotherapy are used together.

    RelationalWhere a therapist prioritises their clients ways of relating to others as central to understanding themselves.

    Transactional AnalysisHelps clients understand how they interact with others, a central concept is the notion of having a Life Script.

    Psychodynamic TherapyStresses the importance of the unconscious and past experience in shaping current behaviour.

We also have specialists in;

(CBT) Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Eating Disorders • Drug & Alcohol Addiction
Couples Counselling • Relationship Problems
Childbirth • (PND) Post Natal Depression • Spirituality
Anger Management • Stress and Anxiety • Depression
Children & Young People • Supporting Families with SEN
(PTSD) Post Traumatic Stress Disorder • Long Term Health Conditions
Bereavement and Loss • Sexual Problems • Physical and Sexual Abuse


As a team we work closely together to ensure that we provide an ethical, professional service. All our work is supervised for quality control, and we have regular case discussion groups where we can draw on the knowledge and experience of other counsellors within the group. Between us, we have a wealth of experience and meet often to consider best practice, and ensure that we are working within the BACP Ethical Framework.

Part of our commitment to maintaining BACP recognition is that we undertake continuing Professional Development, which means we regularly attend training courses, seminars and conferences. Thus, we are able to maintain our professional standards and keep apace of recent developments in counselling and psychotherapy.

If you are interested in talking to a counsellor, you can make a booking or contact Karen our Counselling Co-ordinator either by email or on 01752 266000 - please take a look at our counsellors profiles or Karen can recommend a counsellor for you. If you require wheelchair access, please mention this at the time of booking an appointment.

Personal and Relationship Counselling is a group counselling practice which means there is always someone available to work with you at a time to suit you.

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Copyright Nigel Summerton, Personal & Relationship Counselling - Est.1994. VAT Registration Number 183 3378 90
self-development workshops, divorce, self-confidence, professional development groups, CPD, relationship counselling, stress counselling, therapy, mental health, well-being, loneliness, isolation, depression, anxiety, bereavement, loss, anger management, assertiveness, sexual problems, workshops, supervision, group supervision, training, Plymouth, Plymstock, Plympton, Ivybridge, Devon & Cornwall.

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