As a dually qualified and Registered Counsellor and Certified Play Therapist, I can offer play/creatlive arts / talking therapies across the ages.
I can also work in several parent/carer and child models, informed by CPD in filial play coaching, Theraplay (R), including group work, and DDP (Levels 1&2), which aims to enhance the parent/carer and child relationship.
I also offer indoor or outdoor therapy with CPD in outdoor psychotherapy and play therapy, with delivery face-to-face when it is safe to do so, online and by telephone.
I have worked with adopted and SGO children through the Family Plus Team and Looked After Children through the Social Services referrals, as well as private referrals for many different issues. I also offer supervision across the ages and integrative models.
Training, qualifications & experience
NVQ L3 Advice and Guidance 2009 at Cornwall Youth Service
Diploma in Person Centre Counselling and Therapy 2010 BACP Accredited course, University of Plymouth and Cornwall College.
Post Graduate Diploma in Play Therapy 2013 from University of Christ Church Canterbury and APAC
Taking Therapy Outdoors 2014 CPD Centre for Nature-Based Psychotherapy
Provisional Certificate in Filial Play Coaching 2014 APAC/PTUK
PODS CPD and on list of counsellors for working with survivors of dissociation since 2015
PTLLS level 4 2015 Cornwall College School of Education
Provisional Certificate in Clinical Supervision 2015 APAC/PTUK
Theraplay Level 1 and Groups 2016 PTUK
DDP Level 1 2017 Family Futures; Level 2 Psychology Associates 2018
Terapia Post Grad Diploma in Superviison 2019 in Child, Young person and Adult Counselling and Psychotherapy
I have a wide range of experience from working therapeutically since 2007. Charity work includes Cornwall Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre, Dreadnought, PCDT, and other organisations such as the Cornwall Youth Service for Counselling and Advice and Guidance, Penhaligon Agency and Private Practice for adult, young person, child and parent/carer (dyadic) and child work. I have had referrals from the post adoption team in Cornwall and social workers, EAP, TV company, OH, EBD School, working in local colleges, schools, special school, nursery and children's centres as well as in my own therapy rooms.
Since 2014 I have organised and facilitated the BACP Private practice networking meetings for Cornwall every 3 months and worked on a committee to reinstate the Cornwall Counselling Network and will be continuing to offer trainings for trainee and qualified practitioners in various specialised areas of creative aspects of therapy a well as host out door psychotherapist/ ecotherapist process groups and events.
I currently supervise trainee and qualified play therapists and therapeutic play skills practitioners, counselling students.and qualified counsellors.
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Children with parents who have a diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder
Concessions offered for
Counselling: £40 per session
Play Therapy £45 per session (£50-£60 per session for higher level of need for professional referrals)
Integrated Play and Taking therapy £50 per session
Filial Play Coaching £30 per session
Dyadic talking/play approach informed by DDP/Theraplay (R) ideas £50 per session for Parent and £80 per session for parent and child professional referral
Group Play Therapy fees on request.
Concessions are available.
When I work
Day time for all work, after school spaces prioritised for children and young people, day time and evenings for counselling and supervision.