Are you looking for a safe, unpressured place where you can express and address what seems to be wrong in your life?
I offer a confidential and compassionate space in which a client, with my support and at their own pace, can explore and deepen their understanding of themselves: their emotions, feelings, thoughts, beliefs and relationships.
My approach comes from a training in Core Process psychotherapy, which draws from classic and modern western psychological theory as well as from aspects of Buddhist philosophy, including mindfulness.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have an MA from Edinburgh University and a Diploma in Core Process Psychotherapy from the Karuna Institute; I have also completed Karuna's four-year MA training. For a number of years I have been seeing clients in Exeter, within the NHS and at the Margaret Jackson Centre, as well as in my private practice in West Devon.
In earlier life I have taught adults and children, at home and abroad, and have also worked with young offenders. I have a medical husband and a grown-up son and daughter.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Adoption issues
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Cross cultural relationships
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder
- Self harm
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Dealing with the profound changes that can impact us during our lives - the transition times such as early parenthood, redundancy, family breakdown, menopause, retirement, bereavement, old age and frailty.
Your initial appointment
When you contact me we can arrange an initial appointment, which is free. This is normally a conversation about your particular needs, an introduction to the way we would work together, and an opportunity for you to ask questions.
My standard fee is £30 per hour-long session. Concessions are sometimes available; I also reserve some time-slots for low-cost therapy - please feel free to enquire about this if it feels relevant to you.
Session times and locations
I offer some early evening sessions as well as day-time ones.
I can offer sessions both in Belstone and Okehampton.
Type of session
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I offer some early evening sessions as well as daytime ones. I can see clients in central Okehampton as well as in Belstone.