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BACP Accredited Psychodynamic Therapist EFT Practitioner

About me

As a fully qualified and experienced counsellor with almost 20 years experience, I provide a quiet, non judgemental and confidential space in which we can explore the issues which concern you.  As an Accredited member of BACP, I am deeply committed to providing the best possible care for my clients, either face-to-face while walking, online via zoom or telephone.

Sometimes it helps to be listened to, sometimes it is important to understand why things are the way they are.  You may feel 'stuck' and not know how to deal with a difficult issue. It could be that you are having difficulties with relationships with other people. You may have suffered a loss that you can't adjust to. Or, you may be unhappy for no apparent reason.

EFT - Emotional Freedom Technique (aka Tapping):  Since qualifying as an EFT practitioner I happily say it is by far the most useful technique I have used in my work, especially where trauma, deep anxiety, and pain issues are involved.  EFT goes a very long way to clearing blocked emotions that are preventing potential from being reached, in any area of your life.

Low-self esteem, relationship issues, bullying, abusive relationships, anger, anxiety, PTSD and trauma - these are the most frequent types of issues I encounter in my work.  

Listening is a fundamental part of counselling and psychotherapy, and I will listen to you; actively listen, giving feedback from time to time, guiding you to explore the problem you bring, allowing you to come to a new understanding of what is happening to you and why. There will be no rush, you can go at your own pace.  If tapping seems appropriate to your situation, I will offer that to you.

Counselling and pyschotherapy offers the opportunity to explore your past experiences and how they may be impacting on how your life is now. It may be that there is a repeating pattern of experience that has its roots in your early years. Whatever is back there can't be taken away, but some light might be shone on it and some understanding be found, that helps you to live in an easier way. EFT can also relax the hold those early experiences have over you, letting you live more freely.

I won't offer you advice but I will help you to make decisions or discover what is underneath what is happening to you for yourself.

Face-to-face while walking; Since mid 2019 I have been meeting clients outdoors in places where the session can be conducted in complete privacy.  When the weather is really awful, I resort to zoom sessions. These sessions are for clients who live or work in Mid-Devon.

Online: I use Zoom for online session which allows clients to be anywhere in the world.

Telephone Counselling - For some face-to-face or online counselling is not possible - it may be too distressing, or it may be that life circumstances prevent it.  Whatever the reason, it works for many clients. 

Training, qualifications & experience

* BACP Accredited Psychodynamic Therapist
* Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling
* Diploma in Counselling Children and Adolescents
* Advanced Diploma in Counselling Supervision
* Emotional Freedom Technique Practitioner

* Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
* Solution Focussed Brief Therapy
* Experienced in working with Art in Mental Health

Before training as a psychodynamic counsellor, I practised as a Homeopath 12 years. That work gave me insight into the relationship between emotion and illness. My counselling training enhanced my ability to work as a Homeopath and vice versa.  I no longer work as a Homeopath, choosing, instead, to direct my energy to my counselling and psychotherapy work.

I strongly promote any creative work that clients may use in their personal lives and am happy to explore that in the counselling work.  Where appopriate, I will encourage clients to express their feelings (or lack of feelings) using art materials.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • Axa Health
  • Health Assured
  • Aviva
  • Saga
  • Vitality
  • WPA

Additional information

Individuals: Adults, adolescents, and children:  £50 for each 60-minute session.

Couples: £70 for each 60-minute session

I am happy  to offer a meeting online or outdoors to help you make a decision. You can use the time to ask questions or tell me what you would like help with. It can be a useful way of finding out if I am the right person for you to commit to working with me.


Supervision: qualified psychotherapists, counsellors, or members of related professions:
                    £50 for a 1-hour session, £65 for 1.5 hours.

Supervision: trainee counsellors in a placement:

                     £40 for a one hour session;                                                                                                   .                    £55 for 90 minute session


When I work

Day time and evening appointments available

18 Forcefield Road, Cullompton, Devon, EX15 1QB

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

Integrative/Psychodynamic Supervision, online, telephone, in-person while walking or outdoors.

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