Otter CounsellingEast Devon and Exeter

More info about Sara

I bring a rich and varied experience of life and work including careers in BBC journalism and the voluntary sector as well as a first degree in history. As well as my private practice I work as a freelance trainer and workshop leader.

Professional Qualifications
Professional Diploma in Supervision
Post Qualifying Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People;
Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling;
Transformational Dialogue (Voice Dialogue and the Psychology of Selves), 4 year training
Certificate in Counselling Iron Mill Institute

I am registered and accredited by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Personal Approach
I describe myself as a relational, integrating therapist. The relational part means that I place emphasis on building a relationship with my client that enables them to feel free to say things they may not have been able to before and to experiment with different ways of being in a safe and supportive atmosphere. It means we can be real with each other and drop ways of relating that are inauthentic. The integrating part means that I work with elements from different therapeutic traditions using the relationship as a frame of reference. I am drawn by the healing power of nature and am learning to see myself as part of the natural world and not separate from it. I bring current ecological and environmental issues into my work: sometimes grief and anxiety are not private issues but are a response to the state of our world. We can meet and work indoors or in the beautiful East Devon countryside where we can explore nature as a mirror for your life.

I have more than thirty years experience of the outdoors, camping, hill-walking, bushcraft, star gazing, earth based spirituality and rites of passage training. I am in the process of setting up my outdoor practice and offer discounted sessions.

Sara Drew MA Cantab, Adv Dip, MBACP: Counselling, Psychotherapy and Supervision for Exeter and East Devon.

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