About - your counsellor

Shaun Leworthy

I am a BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) degree qualified registered counsellor on the PSA (Professional Standards Authority) accredited register. I have worked with children and young people since 2004, initially supporting looked-after children and care leavers, young carers as well as a volunteer counsellor for 5 years with the Young Devon Counselling Service.

I have worked with children and young people as well as their families who have experienced and been affected by domestic abuse since 2008 initially with Womens Aid, NDADA (North Devon against Domestic Abuse) and Devon Domestic Abuse Support Service.

My humanistic integrative counselling approach is based on developing a trusting therapeutic relationship that treats clients with respect and unconditional positive regard, listening believing and their experiences treating them as an individual.

My counselling approach involves aspects of gestalt, Transactional Analysis and CBT as well as creative elements such as drawing and sand tray to explore their world and give a narrative to their experiences.


I provide clients with a safe and confidential space to work on aspects of their lives they are struggling with and wish to change.

I have offices in central Bideford and Barnstaple.

What will it cost?

Please get in touch to discuss costs for counselling.


Foundation Degree in Counselling -
Open University and CPCAB
(Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body)

Level 5 CBT - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
CPCAB (Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body)

BACP Accredited Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Courses Undertaken

Safeguarding Children – Level 6 Devon Safeguarding Board
Autism/Aspergers Learning Difficulties
Brief Solution Focused Therapy
Drug & Alcohol Training - Y Smart
Healing childhood trauma through the therapeutic relationship
Creative Therapy including Art Therapy – Sense Training
Working with common problems encountered in Psychotherapy – Ongoing Support
Working with low mood & depression – Northern Devon CAMHS
Working with Self Harm - Northern Devon CAMHS
Introduction to Mental Health - Northern Devon CAMHS
TA101 – Transactional Analysis – Ironmill Institute
Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) Training