Fairwinds team members

Ceri Summers: Founder Fairwinds Cornwall

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Having worked in our local NHS commissioned (IAPT) talking therapies service between 2008-2020, I developed a wealth of knowledge around mental health issues, clinical assessment, treatment, service delivery and gained excellent experience both clinically and as part of a senior management team.

Service Development

I have good experience at developing and leading on projects both privately and in NHS commissioned primary care mental health services. I am currently working with various partners to provide and promote mental health and wellbeing support to our local fishermen, farmers and their families in Cornwall and Isles of Scilly.

Clinical Experience 

I am a dual trained clinician – I am an experienced psychodynamic counselling therapist and BPC accredited Dynamic Interpersonal Therapist (DIT) When required I am also guided by other counselling principles including evidenced-based CBT techniques, single session therapy techniques, solution focused techniques, ACT techniques and motivational interviewing skills.

I am also a trained psychological wellbeing practitioner (PWP) which means I can deliver low intensity evidenced based psychological interventions for common mental health problems.

My work varies from client to client, I can offer short and longer term psychotherapies to adults on an individual basis, who may be suffering with a range difficulties/ presentations including stress, depression, anxiety, anger, low self-esteem, adverse childhood experiences, relational difficulties past and present, work related issues, substance abuse, as well as other problems and challenges.

Supervisor

I have been a clinical supervisor for 14 years , and have supervised a broad range of therapists at different levels of their clinical practice, this has been via both individual, group or team supervision.

I have 17 years of experience working in primary care mental health services which has refined my ability at assessing individual clinical need and deciding collaboratively how we can best work to meet your needs and goals in a way that is helpful and meaningful using evidence based research to inform our treatment plan.

Training, qualifications and experience

  • BSc (Hons) Health Studies
  • Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling Therapy
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Low Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Evidence Based Psychological Therapies
  • Low Intensity CBT Supervision
  • BPC Accredited Dynamic Interpersonal Therapist (DIT)
  • NCPS Accredited Professional (National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society)
  • Fully insured
  • Enhanced DBS Adults

Additional Training

  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Single Session Therapy
  • Brief Motivational Interviewing
  • Level 3 Domestic Abuse & Sexual Violence (DASH)
  • Level 3 Safe Guarding Adults

Sarah Counter: Farm Fit Project Manager

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Sarah Counter is founder of Land to Sea CBT and is a BABCP Accredited CBT Therapist.

Land to sea CBT is working in partnership with Fairwinds Cornwall to deliver targeted mental wellbeing support to our Farming and Fishing communities.

Sarah is an experienced mental health practitioner who has 20 years’ experience of working in NHS mental health services.

Sarah is the project manager for Farm Fit and delivers one to one therapy working in a practical and constructive way, supporting farmers and fishers to help identify and manage stressors to build resilience in a way that is right for them.

Sarah brings much experience to Fairwinds as an experienced senior clinician, supervisor, as well as providing CBT and third wave CBT approaches such as Compassion Focussed Therapy and ACT.

Sarah has interests in Eco therapies and enjoys walking, outdoor pursuits, crafts, reading and spending time in nature.

Training, qualifications and experience

  • CBT Therapist
  • Fully insured

Sophie Faull: clinical associate

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I am a fully BACP registered counsellor providing both long- and short-term therapy to adults, either face to face, online or by telephone. A person-centred approach informs my practise, which means there is a focus on building a trustworthy, accepting and empathic relationship between myself and the client, however I may also integrate tools from other approaches, such as CBT, solution focused therapy or Transactional Analysis, that may be helpful.

As well as my own private practice, I have worked in various settings, including for charitable organisations, college counselling and EAP companies.

My counselling experience is diverse and includes working with people who have anxiety, depression, or relationship issues. I have helped people in overcoming issues such as disordered eating, low self-esteem, and the emotional trauma caused by abuse. I also volunteer with a bereavement charity, so have had extensive experience of supporting people through the loss of a loved one.

Qualifications

  • BSc Psychology, First Class Honors, Open University (2015)
  • Level 5 Diploma in Person Centered Counselling and Therapy, Plymouth University (2021)
  • Solution Focused Therapy Essentials, APT, (2023)

“Close your eyes and imagine the best version of youself possible. That’s who you really are, let go of any part that doesn’t believe it.”

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The National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society

I adhere to the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society code of ethics.

The code sets out the standards expected of all members of the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society, for the guidance of members (individual, supervisor, training provider or organisational).

Members of the Society are expected to inform prospective and present clients, as well as former clients who contact a Member following ending counselling, both of the Code and how to access it online.

Membership number : NCS18-06187

Membership Grade: Accredited Professional

Read the full code of ethics here.

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