About Us

Each of our trainers comes with a different approach and range of training and experience. All are practising counsellors, coaches and/or supervisors working in a variety of contexts with both groups and individuals.

 

Julie Wyman
Devon Counselling College

Julie Wyman

Julie made the move from a career in Personnel Management and Training to begin her counselling training in 2000. She now works in a series of different roles both in her own Private Practice, a counselling agency and with local businesses and charities where she supervises individuals and groups. Julie is an insatiable optimist whose way of working is warm, intuitive and practical. She is passionate about helping people towards an understanding and acceptance of themselves which, she believes leads to greater motivation and a move towards living a more positive, purposeful life. Julie, along with Henri, runs the business side of the college and is also a key trainer specialising in Professional Development, Creative Ethical Practice and group facilitation.

“…she doesn’t just talk about this stuff but really lives it!”

“…delivers the training with patience, understanding and at times with much-needed humour!”

Jan Finn
Devon Counselling College

Jan Finn

Jan began her counselling career in her late 20’s after a varied and diverse career path.  Returning to Higher Education she gained qualifications in Sociology, Counselling, Psychotherapy and Coaching and is currently studying for an Diploma in Advanced Psychotherapy.
Jan runs a Private Practice as well as being a Director to a large Community Interest Company providing counselling services to a wide area of Devon specialising in NHS therapy provision.  She has a vast experience in working with loss issues and is a counselling supervisor for Cruse Bereavement Care.  Jan’s main role in our team is to provide our students with the opportunity for further exploration and awareness of themselves and other people in their lives.

“I love the way she relates the teaching to her real-life experience, it really helps me learn”

Henri Treece
Devon Counselling College

Henri Treece

Henri moved from a career in International Banking, People Management and Training and found counselling. For 4 years she set up and managed a successful counselling service, emotional telephone support and issue focussed training for unpaid carers across Devon. Henri runs a Private Counselling and Supervision Practice.
Henri’s initial core model was Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) but she now works in an integrative and creative way, underpinned by the core conditions of Person-Centred therapy. Henri is enthused by working with people at all levels, to reach their personal goals and achieve their potential. Henri really believes in what she does and is willing and able to give the time and effort to support and walk alongside others on their personal journey.

“…a really supportive lady who will go to great lengths to make sure you are the best you can be…”   -   “If she says she is going to do it- then it is done!”

 

Guest Tutors

We have a number of guest tutors that provide training and support in areas they specialise or have a particular interest.

You will notice from this website that we like to do things just a little bit differently from many other training providers. We are aware that a wide breadth of varied experience is vital for the development of counsellors so in addition to the regular tutors we also invite input from experts in fields related to the work we do.
Over the past year we have welcomed the input of:

  • Carol from the Rape and Sexual Abuse Line and the Margaret Jackson Centre in Exeter;
  • Claire Parker, a BWY qualified yoga instructor who spoke to us about the mind/body connection and taught us some relaxation techniques;
  • Karen Buckingham from the OCD Clinic in Tiverton and Gill from Carers UK who helped us to understand a little more about the life of a full-time carer.

Debbie Delves, a representative of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) came recently and to speak with us about the benefits of being a member of the BACP and the route to BACP accreditation once a counsellor is qualified to diploma level; she will continue to visit us on an annual basis.

At a presentation to our Diploma Graduates in April we were extremely honoured to hear a talk by Dr Frank Wills, celebrated author of books and educational videos on CBT. The great news is that he enjoyed himself so much he has agreed to come and do future workshops with us!

Devon Counselling College

 I couldn’t have hoped for a more inspirational and supportive group of tutors. Whenever my enthusiasm waned I was uplifted by their belief in me. Thank you for opening my eyes!  devon counselling college

Peter Hart, Counsellor; Dip ITEC Remedial Massage Therapist and MRICS Chartered Surveyor