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About me

Experienced counsellor offering Face to Face and Online or Telephone Counselling.

I am able to offer face to face counselling in the Tavistock area of Devon.

Alternatively I have an online practice which is accessible to all clients irrespective of your location.

Short or Long Term sessions dependent on needs.

Working with young people (11- 18) and Adults.

I am passionate about working with individuals and in building a meaningful relationship from which you can explore the issues that may be causing you difficulty at this point in your life. My belief is that every person is capable of making changes in their lives, through understanding, new awareness and personal exploration/development.

My life experience, both professionally and personally, provides me with a unique and balanced perspective and I aim to provide a confidential, safe and caring approach in meeting your individual needs.

I have experience of a wide variety of issues including, depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, trauma , relationship issues, bereavement, addictions, self esteem and domestic violence.

Please feel free to contact me whatever your needs may be, either by telephone or email. We can then discuss your counselling options in more detail. All contact will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications

  • Post Qualitfying Certificate in Adolescent Counselling
  • Level 3 Certificate in Online Counselling Skills
  • DIP/HE Gestalt and Humanistic Counselling (Distinction)
  • ABC Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Basic Counselling Skills– Level 2

Experience

My core theoretical approach is Humanistic and Gestalt.
I also have experience of comparative approaches and utilise these within my practice dependent on need.

I have received training in specific client groups such as young people, mental health issues, disability, loss and grief and sexual and domestic abuse.

I feel it is important to continue to develop my professional experience and skills and I make use of further training opportunities to achieve this.

My clients needs are at the centre of the way in which I work and I provide an adaptable and flexible approach to my practice. I am able to work on a short term or long term basis dependent on individual needs.

Until recently I provided counselling within the voluntary sector with a charitable organisation in Winchester working with young people in the 11- 25 age range. This included working as a counsellor at a secondary school. I was also able to adapt my practice here utilising walk and talk therapy with young people.

I have also provided counselling to students within a higher education establishment, working as part of a wellbeing team.

Iam experienced and comfortable in working in an online capacity having qualified as an online counsellor in 2012 and worked extensively in this way since then. This has included setting up the Online Counselling Service whilst working at University of Winchester.

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

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I also have experience of providing sessions of 'walk and talk' therapy which takes place outside. This utilises nature and the opportunity to work outside of a closed environment bringing a different or alternative approach to the counselling work.

Fees

£50.00 per session

Additional information

My Fee is £50.00 per session whether online or face to face.

Payment options -  BACS

All sessions whether online or face to face are 60 minutes in duration.

When I work

Please contact via telephone or email to discuss your personal needs.

Further information

I am a Registered Accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and use their ethical code of practice as a framework for my work.

My counselling work is fully Supervised.

I have Personal / Professional Liability Insurance and am registered with the Information Comissioner for Data Protection.

I am trained in Safeguarding and DBS compliant.

Tavistock, Devon, PL19

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Additional languages

No

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom
VSee
Whatsapp