I am an experienced, qualified and registered counsellor and my intention is to work flexibly to provide you with the most appropriate support.
- Counselling is about talking through difficulties in a place where you are cared for and respected
- You may be depressed, bereaved, anxious, angry, stressed, experiencing suicidal feelings, having relationship or family difficulties, lacking confidence, experiencing low esteem - resulting in you finding yourself unable to cope and feeling overwhelmed.
- These painful emotions could be current concerns or experiences from the past.
- Exploring and sharing personal issues within a counselling relationship can help you make some sense of what is happening to you as well as supporting you through difficult periods in your life.
It is my intention is to build a genuine counselling relationship of trust, whereby you feel safe, supported, heard and enabled to explore your thoughts and feelings.
I work with individuals and couples
I work short term - a few sessions; or longer term - open-ended and flexible.
The number of sessions will depend on your individual needs - I believe it is the counselling process, the relationship, rather than time that is therapeutic.
The first appointment is an opportunity for you to meet me, to explore whether counselling is what you need and to find out how we both feel about working together.
To undertake counselling is a courageous step - it can be painful as well as joyous.
If you would like to know more please contact me or visit my website.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling
I have completed supervision training modules at The Centre for Staff Team Development in Bath.
I am a senior accredited member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy and a UK Registered Counsellor.
I am widely experienced and I run a private practice from home, just outside Honiton, offering personal counselling and psychotherapy, and professional supervision.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I also offer supervision
£40 - £60
I am happy to discuss flexible rates
Usually sessions are for an hour and are at weekly intervals but depending on your other commitments this may vary.
I am happy to see clients Monday to Friday, between 9am and 7pm
I live in East Devon, close to the boarders between Devon, Dorset and Somerset.