Hello and Welcome!
Humans are complex beings and today's pace of life can often leave us feeling disillusioned or boxed in. When life's high speed or circumstance sucks us up into a situation or way of being that we no longer recognise we can become anxious, depressed or lose purpose and our well-being begins to suffer.
ABOUT ME - Throughout my life I have always had an interest in psychology and after recovering from my own struggles with mental health as a young adult, I decided to combine my passion and personal experience to train as a counsellor and provide therapy in a more relaxed and approachable style. Whilst training I began my work within an agency dedicated to social change and after qualifying went on to develop my own practice offering friendly and relaxed therapeutic counselling.
APPROACH - Whether you are seeking support to improve your general well-being, find yourself in a challenging place or are experiencing mental, emotional or spiritual difficulties, I believe that by increasing awareness to all aspects of ourselves, including mind, body, emotions and soul, in context to the environment in which we exist, we gain a more holistic approach to life that enables us to identify what we would like to change. As we re-establish lost connections within us, we start to remember who we truly are, what we stand for and allow ourselves to live more in line with our true self. By being curious about our struggles, looking at what lies beyond the physical and nurturing our whole being we can begin to make life what we truly wish it could be.
TYPE OF COUNSELLING - Being a CPCAB qualified Therapeutic Integrative Counsellor, I am trained in several modalities and techniques that allow me to tailor your counselling sessions to suit you. The theories I integrate are Person-Centred, CBT, Gestalt and Transpersonal. I work with each client as a whole, exploring Mind, Body, Soul and Emotion to bring awareness to each aspect of self in relation to your concerns, reconnecting those forgotten parts to increase your overall well-being.
CAN I TALK ABOUT.....? I work with a broad range of concerns and in an initial session we can meet and discuss your specific needs and any outcomes you hope for, ensuring that we always work at a pace that suits you.
WHERE CAN I SEE YOU? I see clients in person in several comfortable offices around Bude, Cornwall. All rooms are private ensuring a confidential and non-judgemental space just for you. I also offer home visits to the surrounding area and provide telephone and online (Zoom) sessions, ideal for those seeking counselling from further afield.
SESSIONS - Sessions ideally begin on a weekly basis however I understand this doesn't suit everyone. Fortnightly or monthly sessions are also available and can be discussed at the initial consultation. Both short-term and long-term counselling is available.
Sessions are 50 minutes.
FEES - Initial consultations are at a reduced rate of £30 for 50 minutes. Standard Rate is £45 for 50 minutes. I offer concessions for Key Workers, Students, Elderly and student counsellors.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained with the Devon and Cornwall Counselling Hub in Plymouth and successfully completed my Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling. I am currently furthering my qualifications, studying again in Plymouth to progress to Psychotherapy.
I have built my experience working within an agency (Counselling for Social Change) where I have supported clients with a range of concerns from depression, existential crisis through to domestic abuse.
My experience with clients has been, and is, regularly reinforced with Continued Professional Development in a range of areas such as suicide, bereavement, trauma and working with Soul in counselling.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Monday 09.30 - 20.00
Tuesday - Friday 09.30 - 17.00
Saturday 09.00 - 12.00
I am an individual member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.