With warmth and authenticity I am here to support you
Sometimes it can be hard to get the support we need from those around us or we may feel we are 'bothering' others with our issues. I will help you to explore your world and what has brought you to counselling. I will hold a safe and respectful space for you do to do this in. As we are unique so each person's experience of counselling will be unique. This is what makes counselling such rich and rewarding work. I am an Integrative Counsellor – which means I have studied a variety of counselling models and can bring a range of techniques and knowledge. I believe it is through discovering our true identities, values and self-belief that makes for a meaningful life. I'd be honoured to be a part of your journey.
What I can bring
As an Integrative counsellor my approach to each client is unique. I use a blend of Solution Focused Therapy, Person-centred, Transactional Analysis, Creative approaches and Transpersonal therapy – whatever seems appropriate and meaningful at the time.
I have successfully worked with short term counselling of 6-12 weeks. I am open to working in the longer term. Do take a look at my website and find me on Facebook!
Training, qualifications & experience
- I have an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling. I trained with the Ironmill College, Exeter, which included TA 101 and 102.
- 12 days training re Sexual Abuse (with Twelves Company, now First Light)
- Mental Health First Aid
- Mindfulness course
- PGCE and BA(Hons)
I first worked as a crisis counsellor with Women's Aid in Falkirk over 20 years ago. I have been a Co-Counsellor and I have worked as a teacher for nearly 20 years. I have a good understanding of child development and the pressures on family life.
I have volunteered with two professionally run organisations in Plymouth. I have had a range of clients dealing with the effects of historic sexual abuse. I have worked with students of various ages with a wide variety of issues, from anxiety to bereavement.While I adhere to none specifically, I respect all faiths, beliefs and none.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Initial consultation: £20 (50 minutes)
Further sessions: £35 (50 minutes)
I currently work from the Plymouth Natural Health and Healing Centre. I can send you details of how to get there.
I can offer evening appointments from 5-7.30pm during the week and Saturday morning appointments.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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