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About me

I am a fully qualified BACP accredited counsellor with over 30 years experience in a wide range of issues including relationship and family problems, anxiety and stress, work and personal development issues, grief and loss. I have a particular specialism in young adults.

My training is Integrative, which means I use several different theories including person centred and cognitive behavioural approaches. I use the style and techniques best suited to you. I offer both time limited and long term therapy to individuals, couples, young people and organisations.

I have a background in teaching and have worked in educational settings as well as private practice. I worked in South London for many years, building up a large practice. I have recently returned to the South West and offer sessions in a lovely setting close to Tiverton, Wellington and Cullompton.

I work within the BACP ethical framework, have regular supervision and am fully insured. I am continually working to update my skills.

Please ring me to ask any questions and see how I could help.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BSc. in Economic and Social Studies 1977
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Education 1978
  • Stress Consultants Diploma 1997
  • Diploma in Clinical and Pastoral Counselling 1998
  • Certificate in Adult Dyslexia Support 1999

I have worked in educational settings and private practice, counselling for 30 years and building up a large practice in South London. I have supervised qualified and trainee counsellors in both settings. I have worked continually to keep my skills updated and develop specialisms in many areas. Please do not hesitate to call me for further details.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

The first hour long session is offered at a reduced rate of £30.

Usually after that sessions are £40 for an hour but this can vary according to the nature of the work and income. Concessions are available for those on a reduced income so please ask me. I am also happy to offer a reduction for students on a counselling course. Please ask me for details.

When I work

Early morning, daytime and some weekend apts are available.

Cullompton, Devon, EX15

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme