Better Lives Counselling

INTEGRATIVE Counselling/psychotherapy in Teignmouth and Online/Telephone UK/worldwide

Because we all want better lives

Welcome to Better Lives Counselling

Life can present us with challenges that are often difficult to navigate alone. You may be feeling overwhelmed, stuck, or uncertain about how to move forward.

Whether you're struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma or relationship issues, counselling can help you work through your issues and find positive ways to move forward. I believe that everyone has the potential to live a fulfilling and meaningful life, and I am committed to helping you achieve your goals.

About Better Lives Counselling

At Better Lives Counselling, which is based in Teignmouth, I offer support to adult individuals who are facing various challenges in their lives. I provide a safe, confidential, and non-judgemental space for you to explore your issues and emotions, whether you're struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, grief, or relationship issues. I understand that finding the time to attend in-person sessions can be challenging, which is why we also offer online or telephone counselling services . I am also able to offer home visits if you struggle to attend in person counselling.

I offer both short-term and long-term counselling, depending on your needs and goals, and I am committed to helping you fulfil your potential and live a more fulfilling life. My approach is tailored to your unique circumstances, and I will work with you to develop coping strategies, manage your emotions better, and achieve your personal goals.

For more information about Person Centred Counselling in Teignmouth and online, please see my Working With Me page.

What is Counselling/


Counselling is a form of therapy that aims to help you explore your thoughts, feelings, and behaviours in a safe and confidential space. It provides a non-judgemental environment where clients can work through their problems and challenges with the help of a trained professional. I am not here to fix you – I am here to listen, with empathy and offer fresh perspectives so you can achieve greater self-awareness. I use various techniques and approaches to help you gain insight into your issues, manage your emotions better, and develop coping strategies to deal with your problems.

Counselling can be beneficial for anyone, regardless of your age, gender, or background, and it can help you improve their mental health, enhance their relationships, and achieve personal growth.

To read more about me and my qualifications, see my About Me page.

Mobile Counselling

Mobile counselling is a convenient and comfortable option for those who prefer to receive counselling in the comfort of their own home. I offer a mobile counselling service, which means that we can come to you, wherever you are. Whether you have mobility issues, find it difficult to leave your home, or simply prefer the convenience of having a counsellor come to you, I am here to support you. I understand that opening up about your problems can be challenging, and I strive to create a warm and welcoming environment that puts you at ease.

Online Counselling

Online counselling is a flexible and convenient option for those who prefer to receive counselling from the comfort of their own home or wherever they may be. It differs from traditional face-to-face counselling as it takes place on Zoom or another video platform. Online counselling can be beneficial if you have a busy schedule, live in a remote area, or have mobility issues. It also provides greater anonymity, which you may prefer if you feel uncomfortable or self-conscious about attending in-person sessions.

Telephone Counselling

Telephone counselling is a popular and convenient option for those who prefer to receive counselling over the phone. It offers a level of anonymity and flexibility that traditional face-to-face counselling may not, making it a popular choice for individuals who have busy schedules, live in remote areas, or have mobility issues. Additionally, it may be a more comfortable option for those who feel uncomfortable or self-conscious about attending in-person sessions. Telephone counselling is just as effective as face-to-face counselling, and our experienced counsellors are here to provide a supportive and non-judgemental space for you to explore your thoughts and feelings, and work towards achieving your personal goals. So, whether you're dealing with anxiety, depression, stress, or other challenges, our telephone counselling service is here to support you.

Issues I work with

Men’s mental health

Issues around disability




Anger management

Anxiety, Anger




Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME

Health related issues


Domestic violence

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Personal development

Post-traumatic stress



Self esteem


Sex-related issues




Women's issues

Work related issues

For more information about Person Centred Counselling in Teignmouth and online, please see my Working With Me page.


My practice is based at the Alice Cross Centre in Teignmouth, which means I can work in person with anyone from Dawlish, Exeter, Torquay, Exeter, Paignton, Newton Abbot, Buckfastleigh, Ashburton, Totnes, Bovey Tracey and the surrounding areas.

I am also available to work with anyone from the UK/Worldwide either online or by telephone. My working hours are 9am - 7pm (UK time).

Fees & availability

  • Free 15 minute Initial Consultation – telephone or online
  • Sessions last 45 mins and cost £45 per session

You can prepay or pay on the day by bank transfer, card payment (in person) or cash

Cancellation Policy

If, for any reason, you need to cancel a session, please give 24 hours’ notice to avoid being charged in full for the session missed.

Andrew was really good, i have never had a male counsellor, so it felt nice to be able to have this option. I felt we got on really well and he listened so well, Andrew has been amazing.


Andrew was amazing. He understood me. It was an eye opener for me, so much came up that i didn’t know would and i felt safe with Andrew. I didn't before but now i can 100% rate counselling. Thank you Andrew.


Dear Andrew. I just wanted to say thank you for all the support you have given me throughout my counselling sessions. At the time I wasn’t sure what it would be like doing them remotely, but realised very quickly that it was just like going to a face to face session each week. I have learned so much about myself and how i can help myself in difficult situations. Thank you so much for everything, i found it really helpful, and feel like i can finally move forward with my life goals. Andrew was very easy to talk to and good with taking things at my own pace. Thank you so much again.


Get in touch

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about how counselling works, or to arrange an initial assessment appointment. This enables us to discuss the reasons you are thinking of coming to counselling, whether it could be helpful for you and whether I am the right therapist to help.

You can also call me on 07435 644250 if you would prefer to leave a message or speak to me first. I am happy to discuss any queries or questions you may have prior to arranging an initial appointment.

All enquires are usually answered within 24 hours, and all contact is strictly confidential and uses secure phone and email services.

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