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Reg. MBACP (Accred), (CS Counselling)

About me

My approach is open, supportive and non-judging and, as an integrative counsellor, I offer a way of working together that will be tailored to best suit your needs. Whether you have a specific issue you know you want to sort out, or a general uneasy sense of something "not quite right", I can offer you the time, space and support you feel you want.

Sessions may involve a gentle "person centred" exploration, or some more challenging and deeper work.
I  can also offer hypnotherapeutic relaxation to support and encourage the changes you may desire.

The best style of therapy for you will start to become apparent when we first talk of what it is you would like to achieve. Your first session will give you the best opportunity to decide on how you would like to proceed and whether I am a suitable counsellor for YOU.

Couple relationship counselling

Having counselling as a couple offers you both the opportunity to safely explore issues that may be preventing you from fully enjoying your relationship. As with individual counselling the exact nature of the sessions will vary from couple to couple but the focus in couples therapy will be on the relationship itself.

Without 'taking sides' or seeking to 'blame' it can become possible to assess and improve the relationship, creating new perspectives and new opportunities.

As well as finding support here to address what may have been difficult to talk about issues, you can also take time to notice and enhance what may have become ignored enjoyable aspects in your relationship too.

There will be a benefit for you both putting aside a focus on individual wants and needs so as to concentrate and focus on the created relationship. If there is resistance to such an approach it may be useful for you both attending individually for a while. (The first assessment appointment will be together.) 


Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Integrative Counselling (LIFEFORCE, Colchester) 2009

Diploma in Hypnotherapy (Academy of Advanced Changework, Sheffield / London)  2011

CPD Cert. Couple Counselling 2015

Advanced Certificate in Clinical Supervision 2018

Previous clients have found benefit when dealing with bereavement and loss, generalised anxiety, depression, alcohol addiction, sexual abuse, social phobia, low self esteem, anger management, paranoid feelings, self harm, family disputes, couple and relationship issues and more.

I am a BACP Accredited and Registered Counsellor / Psychotherapist (30028) and abide by the BACP Ethical Framework, maintaining my continuing professional development and undertaking appropriate monthly clinical supervision.

Member organisations

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Registered / Accredited

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BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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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Fees

From £40.00 to £55.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Individuals £40

Couples £55

It may be possible to reduce the cost per session where there is a need. 

Trainee counsellors requiring therapy as part of their course will be offered discounted rates subject to availability. 

When I work

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On Thursdays I see online clients only.

Both face to face and online appointments are held on Tuesday evenings as well as throughout the day on Wednesdays and Fridays.

Plymouth, Devon, PL3

Peverell Clinic, 202 Peverell Park Road, Plymouth, Devon, PL3 4QE

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Couples

Supervision

In person

My approach to supervision mirrors my approach to counselling insofar as I seek to support a collaborative exploration of your client's needs as you bring them from the counselling room to supervision.

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