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About me

If you are finding life difficult at the moment, for whatever reason, I hope I can help. I am an experienced, professional and supportive counsellor, based at the Rose & Crown Clinic in the centre of South Molton.

My first task as a counsellor is to be there for you; to be someone that you feel you can trust, and to build a safe and dependable relationship.

  • I will work hard to understand things from your point of view and to get what it feels like to be you. I will not presume to know in advance how you feel about something.
  • I will be honest and open with you, helping you to explore your experiences by responding genuinely, and with compassion.
  • I will value you for who you are, with no agenda, expectation or conditions.

With this as a starting point, I hope that you will feel able to express yourself honestly without fear of judgement or reproach, and in the knowledge that you will be truly heard. These seemingly simple steps are often quite rare in our daily lives and yet can offer so much. For example, it may help you to:

  • Come to terms with life-changing events,
  • Feel happier in yourself and your relationships,
  • Make changes that are right for you,
  • Feel less anxious in your daily life, or
  • Know yourself better and improve your self-confidence.

My areas of counselling experience include anxiety (including health anxiety), bereavement, depression, panic attacks, relationship difficulties, self-confidence, self-esteem and work-related stress, among others.

I have specialist experience in providing bereavement support.

I trained as a Humanist Integrative Counsellor. This means that I believe in the potential within each individual to find their own path (‘Humanist’), and that I have been trained in different approaches to help facilitate this process (‘Integrative’). I believe in the power of the counselling relationship to heal and to enable each of us to thrive.

Training, qualifications & experience


Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling  - Iron Mill College, Exeter.

Certificate in Counselling - Iron Mill College, Exeter.

I am a Registered Member of the BACP and work within their ethical framework for the counselling profession. You can check this at any time at www.bacpregister.co.uk

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

I keep my skills up-to-date with regular CPD, such as training courses, conferences, specialist reading and supervision. Please ask if you would like any more information about this.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£45.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Unemployed

Additional information

If you haven’t had counselling before, you may be feeling unsure about what to expect or how the process works.

I offer a free 30-minute consultation session. This gives you the chance to see whether I am someone you feel you can talk to, and for me to make sure that I have the right skills and experience to support you. This is also a chance for you to ask any questions you may have about the counselling process.

After this, I charge £45 for an hour's session. 

I may be able to offer a reduced fee if you are on a low income and/or you are currently experiencing financial difficulty. Please talk to me about this if this applies to you.

When I work

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Further information

In South Molton, I am based at the Rose & Crown Clinic, 6 South Street, South Molton EX36 4AA. However, please contact me direct to arrange an appointment.

Rose & Crown Clinic, 6 South Street, South Molton, Devon, EX36 4AA

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

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