The decision to come to counselling and seek help is hugely personal. Well done for coming this far. I will offer you a safe, non-judgmental and held space where you can work through whatever it is you feel is troubling you.
I can work with you, either long or short-term, on the issues you are facing. I offer one-to-one counselling sessions in rooms across South Devon, including Totnes and Newton Abbot.
I am a British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy member and am on the BACP's register of approved practitioners. I also hold an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling from the Dartmoor Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy, an Advanced Practitioner in Substance Misuse qualification from Broadreach House, Plymouth as well as a Certificate in Counselling from the Iron Mill Centre, Exeter.
I am also one of the first recovery coaches in the UK to complete the Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery training and received funding from Exeter Drugs Project to complete this, while I worked in a custodial setting in an abstinence based therapeutic community for recovery from drug addiction. I was also recognised by Phoenix Futures with a special award for the therapeutic work I did to promote and facilitate recovery within prisons.
The explosion of mobile technology and social media means there is also a bespoke service of Skype and telephone therapy available for people wherever they are in the world. This is one of the most exciting therapeutic development of recent times
I offer the following:
- Person-centred counselling
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
- Sand Tray Therapy
- Motivational interviewing
- Solution-focused brief interventions
- Addiction therapy
- Group therapy/facilitation
- Recovery Coaching
- Skype and phone counselling, coaching.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy member and am on the BACP's register of approved practitioners. I also hold an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling from the Dartmoor Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy, an Advanced Practitioner in Substance Misuse qualification from Broadreach House, Plymouth as well as a Certificate in Counselling from the Iron Mill Centre, Exeter. I am also one of the first recovery coaches in the UK to complete the Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery training.
I have been working as a therapist since 2011, predominantly in the field of addiction and have experience of working in community, residential and custodial rehabilitation centres, providing a mix of both one to one and group therapy. I have been working in private practice since 2012.
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
I offer a sliding scale for payment and our initial hour long appointment will cost £30. Therapeutic hour long sessions (50mins) cost £45
Skype and telephone counselling is charged at £50 per therapeutic hour (50 mins)