I am an experienced therapist, Accredited and Registered with the BACP, offering individual and couples therapy. Over the last 12 years, I have established a successful private practice in Plymouth, working with people seeking help with a broad range of issues. I offer short term and long term work.
I recognise that it takes courage to seek therapy and I offer a warm welcome to help people feel comfortable and at ease.
You might be feeling anxious, low or depressed, have difficulty sleeping, and not know why. Or you might have a particular issue that is troubling you. Therapy provides a space to explore what is concerning you, in the context of a unique relationship that is accepting and non-judgmental. There is an opportunity to slow down and reflect, so that new realisations and awareness can emerge. I offer a mindful presence, gently noticing what is being experienced in the room.
My core training is in Integrative Counselling, employing a humanistic and person-centred approach.
"The most precious thing we can offer others is our presence." - Thich Naht Hanh
Training, qualifications & experience
I was employed in the NHS for twenty five years, initially as a Mental Health Nurse and latterly as a therapist.
I have worked in a variety of contexts, including mental health services, day therapy centres, GP practices, a youth agency, and a psychotherapy department. Throughout this time I have engaged with people individually and in groups, paying attention to their stories and experiences, rather than diagnosis.
Professional Qualification & Membership
Integrative Counsellor - British Assoc of Counselling & Psychotherapy(BACP) - Accredited & Registered.
Advanced Diploma Integrative Counselling - Iron Mill Institute
Gender Equality & Mental Health - Inequality Agenda
Introduction to Group Analysis - Group Analysis S/West
Psychodynamic Psychotherapy - University of Plymouth
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy - Assessment and Formulation
- University of Plymouth
Supervision Course - RELATE
Qualified Mental Health Nurse
Scarves Around the World - Heather Morfett shares her experience of working with survivors of childhood sexual abuse in India. Therapy Today, November 2013, Vol24/issue 9 www.therapytoday.net Also on www.rahifoundation.org
Groupwork for Adult Survivors of Sexual Abuse in Childhood - Lorna Coulson and Heather Morfett describe how women overcame feelings of isolation and shame by sharing their exprences in a safe, all female space. Mental Health Practice September 2013 Vol17/no 1 www.mentalhealthpractice.co.uk
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.