About me

I wasn't always a therapist. I was an employee for a corporation and also a self-employed translator for many years. I lived in different countries, I travelled, and I was earning a good living, but it just didn't feel right.  I was unhappy, dissatisfied, with a sense of: is that it? Is that what life has to offer? I was looking for a career path that really suited me. When I started to study counselling and psychotherapy, I knew I had found it. Since then, I've been constantly upgrading my knowledge and learning about myself to be able to offer the best in me to others.

Research shows that a good relationship with a therapist is the best predictor of a successful treatment. I would add that if the therapist is mindful and present, there are better chances of a good relationship developing. I have a regular movement meditation that allows me to be very present with my clients.

I offer a relational approach with different techniques that take into account the latest research in neuroscience and the energy therapies. My aim is to create a safe space where magic can happen: tears can be shed, laughter can explode, and dreams sometimes can become true in unexpected ways. 

If you want to start your journey with a unique approach, you just need to contact me. I work with very diverse clients either in person in Exeter (waiting list at the moment) and Teignmouth or online via Zoom.

Please visit my website for more details. (In the process of being revamped.) 

Training, qualifications & experience

I have over 10 years experience working as a psychotherapist in different environments.

I started my working life in the Centre for the Care of Survivors of Torture in Dublin, only centre in Ireland specialised in trauma treatment for refugees and asylum seekers. My working languages were French and English. I also worked with the help of an interpreter.

I opened my private practice in Dublin in 2012 and moved to the South West of England in 2014, working in Palace Gate Counselling Services for 2 years and in private practice since then.

My usual clients are young professionals that wish to heal their past and project themselves into their future. They were badly or lightly hurt by life, and suffer from constant anxiety, intrusive thoughts, numbness or dissociative states. They are hoping to gain more purpose,  self-esteem and confidence, create a community around them, and find direction.  

I offer energy tools that are very effective in the treatment of many of these symptoms. They can also be used at home for self-care between the sessions.

I have worked with LGBTQI clients, black clients, many nationalities over the years. Diversity and tolerance, together with conscientiousness and reliability define my character and my work.

Qualifications

2021-2022 - Currently - Diploma in Energy Psychotherapy, UK

2020 - AIT Basic Seminar - Advanced Integrative Therapy Institute, USA

2019 - Accredited Qualified EFT Practitioner with EFTi (Emotional Freedom Techniques International), UK.

2012 - MA in Psychotherapy at DBS, Dublin, Ireland.
2010 - Higher Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy at DBS, Dublin, Ireland.

Trauma

Specialised Training in Trauma with Janina Fisher.

Online seminars on trauma organised by the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute.

Experiential training in IFS (Internal Family Systems).

Rewind Technique with David Muss.

PTSD & Attachment Seminar - Felicity de Zulueta.

Mindfulness

I am an active tai chi and qigong practitioner, constantly training with Chinese masters. Tai chi and qigong are ancient Chinese practices used in China for both physical and mental well-being. They are mindfulness practices. 

Creative Approaches

Sandtray therapy, dance, art, drama, shamanism - I have trained in / experienced all of these modalities of therapy which I can incorporate to our work together if it feels right for you.

For more information, please visit my website.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

BACP

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

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Living abroad, ex-pats
  • Life transitions
  • Loss, including multiple losses

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Fees

£70.00 per session

Additional information

I offer a free 15 min information phone call. No concession spaces available at the moment.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Weekend intensive therapy can also be arranged in Teignmouth. 

Further information

I have two face-to-face practice rooms: one in Exeter that is fully booked (with a waiting list) and one in Teignmouth. I also work online, normally via Zoom. Both are very close to the train station and have easy parking options in the area. 

Therapy @ Gandy St
25-26 Gandy Street
Exeter
Devon
EX4 3LS

Teignmouth
Devon
TQ14

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Groups

Key details

The Teignmouth practice is on an only resident permit area, so you would need to park in a nearby car park. It is beside the train station.

Additional languages

French
Spanish

Portuguese (Very good understanding)

Online platforms

Zoom
Skype

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