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.
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.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
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.