Psychotherapy and Counselling in the West Country

I'm Dillian and I offer integrative psychotherapy in Illminster, Somerset, near the borders of Dorset and Devon.

I provide counselling for individuals and couples.

Being an integrative psychotherapist simply means that I work with a wide range of approaches and that the whole person is important – emotion, mind, body and spirit.
I have a wide experience of life and have spent many years working with families as a nurse, midwife and doula.

I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their ethics and those of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).

Dillian Maas counsellor and psuychotherapist in the South West of England

How can I help?

No matter what problem  you are experiencing, I understand that taking the first step and sharing personal distress with someone else can be difficult.

If you are feeling like you need help in your life for whatever reason, maybe in your relationships, at work or with your mental health; for significant loss or past or present trauma; if life is just too challenging to cope with; if the way ahead feels uncertain; if you are without hope and feeling isolated or overwhelmed; or if you simply want to explore a problem or experience to help your general wellbeing and happiness, then please contact me and we can discuss whether what I can offer is right for you.

I am committed to providing a safe, accepting, non-judgmental, confidential space in which therapy can take place.  I believe in fostering your inner wisdom, freedom and responsibility.

Effective psychotherapy is a journey undertaken together with the right therapist.

When you contact me, we would arrange an appointment to meet for an initial free 30 minute consultation to talk about what brings you to seek therapy, the reasons leading up to it and how you envisage the future. Once you have explored your options and if we decide to work together, we will see each other weekly, either for short term counselling or a longer period of open-ended psychotherapy.

I offer daytime and evening appointments.

My fees are £42 for individuals and £62 for couples.

Contact me to discuss whether I can help

What is the difference between counselling and psychotherapy?

Generally speaking, a short term problem may require counselling so that you have an opportunity to get a different perspective over whatever issue is causing immediate distress that you have not been easily able to resolve on your own.

Psychotherapy is a longer term undertaking and allows you to work in depth with me over issues that feel complicated and may have been a problem for a longer time.  It can bring about change and growth by developing personal insight, leading to a more fulfilling and balanced life.

They can both be an effective way of exploring issues, understanding more about ourselves and leading more positive and integrated lives. There is an overlap between the two.

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