Hi, my name is Nik Sutherland and I am a therapeutic counsellor working with adults and couples in Exeter and Mid Devon. I am also a double award winning drug & alcohol practitioner, certified laughter yoga leader & a training provider.
I have worked in many roles in drug & alcohol services for over six years and have experience of working at a low cost counselling service in Crediton as well as a drug & alcohol recovery house in Exeter. In my spare time I am a volunteer therapist with a children and families bereavement charity in South Devon.
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As a certified laughter yoga leader I am available to facilitate laughter yoga sessions in a variety of settings from schools to corporate. Why not give me a call or an email to find out how you can use this amazing resource in your workplace or community.
Is your missing piece, inner peace?
Counselling doesn’t have to be a lengthy process that focuses on a person’s past and can be a way of working out where you go from where you are.
I like to explain the process of counselling as similar to a train journey, in that a person can get off the train at any station along the line, either permanently or until they feel ready to get back on and travel some more.
I believe that everybody is capable of change and that sometimes we just need to join in the collaborative process of therapeutic counselling to explore our inner resources and to equip ourselves with the tools to make change happen.
There are many tools that I can support you with in the process of change and the main training that I have had is in the humanistic models of Gestalt, Person Centred & Transactional Analysis. I also have training in BSFT (Brief Solution Focused Therapy) and MI (Motivational Interviewing).
If you prefer, then we are able to work together in more creative ways such as through percussion, sand tray, art or puppets.