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About me

I am a Qualified and Experienced Counsellor and have been Accredited with BACP since 2000. I have a Counselling Diploma in Integrative Psychosynthesis and an MA in Mindfulness Psychotherapy Practice with the Karuna Institute (Core Process) in Devon.

Sometimes life’s demands and problems can feel overwhelming!!

Perhaps you wake with a sense of dread! Maybe you feel that life hasn't turned out how you had hoped… Are you're having a hard time at work or at home? Perhaps you find yourself repeating those same old patterns in relationship. Maybe you are caught in a cycle of addiction. Do you have angry outbursts or withdraw inside yourself? You may feel lonely and isolated, or are burdened with shyness.

I offer a safe supportive and contained space where you can bring what it is you find difficult. Being heard and welcomed for who you are can bring huge relief and help you to discover that what may appear as hopeless can also be a call from a deeper part of yourself.

I work holistically through an in depth mindful approach that brings awareness to the stories, thoughts and feelings you may have about yourself. Also just as importantly I can work with with you on how that is held defensively in the body. With the release of shock and trauma and a defensive contracted way of being in the world there is a movement toward expansion relaxation openness fluidity and expression.

Counselling and psychotherapy can offer a safe harbour where you can explore what is troubling you and holds you back from living your life more fully.

For more information or to set up your first session please call me on 07876 051093 or email me here.

The aim of soul work is not adjustment to accepted norms or a statistical framework. The goal is a richly elaborated life connected to society and nature. The idea is not to be superficially adjusted, but to be profoundly connected in the heart."
-Thomas Moore

If you'd like to get in touch, please do feel free to email me.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training / Qualifications

  • MA Mindfullness Psychotherapy Practice (Core Process Karua Institute) 2010
  • Accredited Counsellor BACP since 2000
  • Diploma Integrative Psychosynthesis Counselling 1997
  • Dilpoma in NLP
  • PACTS post adoption counsellor training 1999
  • Certificate in Counselling 1995

Experience

I have practised for 22 years in the private, voluntary and charitable Sectors. I have experience with a diverse range of clients.  For 5 years I co-ran a successful weekly Mens Group for Greenwich Mind in London. For another 5 years I was an Affiliate Counsellor for the Gambling Charity Gamcare.

Professional Organisational Membership

I am a Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and work in accordance with the BACP's Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions. I have been accredited as a counsellor for 18 years

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Adoption related issues
Loss
Life changes
Spirituality

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£50

Concessions maybe available. Please ask if cost is an issue.

For more information or to set up your first session please call me on 07876 051093 or email me here.

When I work

Monday through to Sunday. I will reply to all enquiries within 24 hours and can usually arrange an appointment within a day or two.

Gandy Centre, Gandy Street, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3LS

The Nautilus Rooms, 35A Fore Street, Totnes, TQ9 5HN

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme