Mandy Colwill BA Hons, Adv Dip, PG Dip, MBACP (Accred)

BACP registered and accredited. Counselling in Newton Abbot, Teignbridge, Devon

About me

I have been counselling since 2002 working predominantly in further and higher education settings and within the NHS in Primary Care, as well as in private practice.

I am a registered and accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and as such I abide by their Code of Ethics and Practice. As a requirement of accreditation, I hold Professional Indemnity Insurance and receive regular supervision.

I have an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling, Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Certificate in Supervision. Working integratively means that I use different types of therapy depending on client need. My main areas of working are Humanistic, Person-Centred, Gestalt, Transactional Analysis and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, I also use elements of Neuro Linguistic Programming. I choose to work in this way because I strongly believe that, as unique individuals, one size does not fit all. I feel that it is in the service of the client to fit the therapy to them and not vice versa.

I have experience in working with:-

  • Addictions
  • Anger
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Loneliness and isolation
  • Loss of direction or meaning in life
  • Physical, sexual or emotional abuse
  • Post natal depression
  • Post traumatic stress disorder
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Self-esteem, assertiveness and confidence
  • Self-harm and suicidal thoughts
  • Stress, anxiety and panic

An additional requirement of accreditation is the commitment to Continuing Professional Development and I have attended courses relating to

  • Couples Counselling
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Anger
  • Depression
  • Self Harm
  • Drugs and Addictions
  • Eating Disorders
  • Anxiety and Phobias
  • Self Esteem

I am based in Devon and currently work in Newton Abbot town centre.