I now offer clients counselling via Zoom. Please get in touch for further details.
I have been working for over a decade with individuals of all ages (from 5 upwards), who bring with them a range of life’s problems, challenges and possibilities. I create a safe and grounded space in which I offer counselling and psychotherapy to facilitate the healing, creativity and personal growth of my clients. I focus on the client and their individuality and uniqueness working with whatever they bring each time to our sessions. I work at the pace my client wants or needs to work at, whether that is a gentle, safe pace, or at a more challenging pace that 'pushes the boundaries'. I am very interested in the link between mind, body and soul, how they interact with each other and especially in how sometimes this link can break down due to personal circumstances or life events. I work together with my clients, to re-establish this link and help them flow more easily through their lives.
By working alongside my clients, I aim to encourage a deeper sense of self-awareness, whilst focusing on the individual’s whole experience of life (their thoughts, feelings and behaviours). I feel that it is important to acknowledge the link between body and mind, as the body can be an indicator of the roots of problems, as well as the key to healing them. My core training was in Gestalt psychotherapy, and I have also trained further in body process psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, trauma focused therapy and breathwork.
Often people will come to me because of a specific issue, and sometimes they book some sessions to do personal development work, which can be anything from working out the priorities in their lives, to deeper more transpersonal work. I am comfortable working with whatever my clients bring to me. Common issues that clients may bring include, depression, anxiety, stress, sexual abuse, low self-confidence, relationship issues, loss, bereavement, unhappiness with work, home or life in general. I have an interest in working with people who have experienced trauma, and may feel overwhelmed with the aftermath, including symptoms of PTSD.
I offer long-term or short-term counselling and psychotherapy.
Normally therapy takes place in my peaceful therapy room on the Dartington estate. However sometimes, it is appropriate and valuable to take the therapy out of the room and into the beautiful gardens on the estate, or into the nearby countryside. This can be very healing and often facilitates clients in moving on if they are feeling 'stuck'. I also work with clients on Zoom.
As well as my private practice, I am also a tutor teaching counselling and psychotherapy courses, diplomas and workshops which I have written.
I am committed to furthering my professional development and have attended further training in:
- Domestic violence
- Working with young people
- Working with trauma
- Working with sexual abuse
- Post traumatic stress disorder
- Complex PTSD
- Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Mindfulness and meditation
- Child protection
- Drugs and alcohol
- Anger, rage and relationships
- Working therapeutically with groups
- Sand play therapy
- Therapeutic Storytelling
- The Gestalt Approach to Working with Children and Adolescents (The Gestalt Centre, London)
- Safeguarding Children (NSPCC)
- Mental Health First Aid (Youth)
- Transactional Analysis 101 (The Berne Institute)
- Shinrin Yoku (Forest Bathing) Practitioner Training
Call me on 01803 554 982 or 07773 689450, both lines are private office lines (not personal or home lines) and messages can be left 24/7, you are also welcome to contact me by text message on the mobile number or use the 'Email me' link at the top of the page.
I also offer supervision to counsellors and psychotherapists (including students), please see my supervision profile.
Training, qualifications & experience
Certificate in Counselling Studies (CPCAB Level 2)
Certificate in Counselling Skills (CPCAB Level 3)
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB Level 4)
Diploma in Psychotherapy (Gestalt & Body Process) (CPCAB Level 5)
Diploma in Clinical Supervision (CPCAB Level 6)
Certificate in CBT
Diploma in Creative CBT (DCCP)
Foundation Degree in Counselling (Open University & CPCAB)
Professional Certificate in CBT (Iron Mill)
Foundation Certificate in Family Therapy (Plymouth University)
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Daytime sessions available.