Counselling Service

We run a dedicated Therapy Service which has been established since 2005

It is well known across the city as Psychotherapy Plymouth and operates from Crownhill Fort, PL6 5BX 

We provide safe, professional, supportive counselling to individuals, couples and families.

‘Overcoming difficulties leads to courage, self-respect, and knowing yourself’. 

Individual Counselling

We provide individual counselling and psychotherapy to individuals facing a wide range of difficulties including alcohol problems, anger management, anxiety & stress, bereavement, coping with life threatening/terminal illness, communication problems, eating disorders, relationship difficulties, loss of confidence/self esteem, loss of direction and work related issues.

Eating Disorder – A guide to better understand

As a teenager Julie Jeffs suffered author of this book suffered from an eating disorder, and discovered that focusing treatment only on the body risks a return to self-defeating patterns of behaviour. Treatment that also addresses thoughts and feelings and provides the right support can be far more effective in the journey onwards. In this short guide Julie aims to increase understanding of eating disorders and how to support those who suffer from them.

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Emotionally focused couples therapy, an intervention based on scientific study of adult love and bonding processes in couples, is designed to address distress in the intimate relationships of adults.

Strategies from emotionally focused therapy can also be used in family therapy to help family members connect and improve emotional attachment.

Couples seeking counselling to improve their relationship may find this method a beneficial approach, as it can help people better understand both their own emotional responses and those of significant people in their lives.

Systemic Family Therapy

Family therapy sessions help people in close relationship, whether in families, couples or other relationship arrangements help each other.

It enables people to express and explore difficult thoughts and emotions safely, to understand each other’s experiences and views, appreciate each other’s needs, build on strengths and make useful changes in their relationships and their lives.

In family therapy, the aim is not to take sides, blame, judge or provide simple answers. The aim is to work together with the family to find shared understandings and exploring ways forward that work for them.

Counselling for Young People 

Many young people today face a number of challenges including depression, stress-related conditions, low-self esteem, exam pressure, social media pressure, drug and alcohol abuse, eating disorders and relational difficulties.

Young people tell us that seeing a counsellor at the Waterloo Wellbeing Centre helps because we are independent from school and home life. Counselling gives young people a secure, confidential environment where they can express and understand their feelings, thoughts and emotions.

There are many ways of getting strong sometimes talking is the best way - Agassi


Julie, thank you so very much for your deep understanding, guidance and support in getting me through a very difficult time in my life. I can honestly say that with your support I have progressed from despair to feeling reborn, finding a deeper insight of myself, a new found confidence and inner growth, along with the tools and methods for building resilience.