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Counsellor and Supervisor Registered Member BACP DipCouns

About me

Hello and welcome.

Whether you have had counselling before or not, it can feel daunting to reach out for help. However if you are looking to make changes in your life, you don’t have to do it on your own. As a fully qualified counsellor, I am able to offer a safe, confidential, non-judgemental setting for you to explore the issues that you choose to bring.

I have a private practice in Sidmouth where I am able to see adults and young people (13+).

Being listened to and heard can really help and counselling is unique in offering this. We will work together to unpack and make sense of the things you are feeling and facing whether they are from past or present experiences at a pace you are comfortable with.

You may not yet be fully aware of what the problem is, you just know you feel lost or stuck. This is not unusual and counselling offers you the opportunity to explore this further. Often the issues brought to counselling are personal and sensitive so being able to talk them through with someone you feel safe with is key to you being able to make the changes you are looking for.

As a humanistic counsellor, I believe we all have the capacity for growth and raised self awareness, that the answers we are looking for are within our grasp, whether you are looking to grow in confidence or self esteem, or raise your awareness to change your perspective or behaviour. I use an integrative approach meaning I am able to draw on a range of skills and theories to tailor your therapy to you as an individual.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • ABC Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • NCS Diploma in Supervision, Iron Mill College 
  • Post Qualifying Diploma in Creative CBT
  • Post Qualifying Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People
  • CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • SAL- Sexual abuse and related issues
  • PODS - Working with relational trauma
  • I am a Registered Member of the BACP


Previously I have worked at the Quiet Mind Centre in Exmouth and the Margaret Jackson Centre in Exeter. I am currently working at Bicton College with their post 16s.

Member organisations

BACP

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£50/hour individuals (adults and young people)
£50/hour supervision
£45/hour for student counsellors

Sessions are weekly and I offer short term and open ended counselling to suit your needs.

Further information

All my work is fully insured and supervised.

Sidmouth, Devon, EX10

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online

MBACP (registered) Integrative Counsellor and Supervisor. The majority of my practice is with adolescents.

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