I never cease to be amazed how counselling can change people's lives. It's such a simple process, but the effects can be deep and long lasting. I offer a safe and confidential space for clients to bring what is troubling them. I am open and honest, and real. I welcome clients in their entirety, non judgementally, and allow them to explore their issues, and to find resolutions. My hope is that through our work, my clients can start to realise their strengths, see their potential, and build the life they want to live.
Finding the right therapist is the most important first step, so I offer a free 30 minute consultation so you can decide if you think that I am the right therapist for you.
Who can I help?
I have experience in helping clients who are struggling with
- their sense of wellbeing, depression or anxiety
- their relationships, with friends, family, partners or ex-partners
- their sense of self-worth, who they are and who they want to be
- clients who've felt stuck
- experiencing addiction issues
- overwhelmed with grief
- or have experienced trauma
Sometimes clients bring one issue, and sometimes many, but whatever it is, together we explore what ever areas of your life which you feel may be troubling you. This can be done simply through talking, or using whatever tools you may find useful - some people enjoy using art to express themselves, others enjoy images, and others don't - we go with whatever works for you. During our work together, you will find that you understand yourself better, become more accepting, can shift perspective about events which have happened to you, and feel empowered to make the changes you want to make.
Having trained in Person-Centred Therapy, my practice is based on the belief that everyone has the capacity to fulfil their potential, and it is through our work together that I can help you to discover what this is, and how you want to do it. It takes great courage to want to find out what's going wrong for you and to make the changes to make it go right. As a counsellor I do my best to support you in this process, using my knowledge, training and experience to walk alongside you, every step of the way. We work at your pace, and only look at the areas that you want or feel ready to look at.
I have further training in Transactional Analysis and Trauma Informed Therapy, and I believe in sharing my knowledge, and use whichever approaches will be most relevant and useful for you.
How long does counselling last?
How long your counselling will last is different for everyone, and depends on what you are hoping to achieve. Perhaps you just need to unburden yourself of a story to neutral ears, and will only come for a couple of sessions. However, if you want to go a little deeper and increase your self-awareness and perhaps make some lasting changes to your life, it will take a little longer.
The counselling I offer is ‘open ended’ ie, there is no limit to the number of sessions you may have. I will review how we are doing every 6 sessions, to check whether you are happy with how things are going, whether it is continuing to be useful, and if so, whether you’d like to do things differently. You are also welcome to give feedback and make requests at any time.
Where do you counsel?
I offer online counselling, and in person counselling in two locations in South Molton, Devon EX36 - The Amory Centre (disabled access) and The Rose & Crown Clinic. The different locations will suit different people, so please ask if you would prefer to see me in one or the other.
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced Professional Diploma in Counselling Theory and Therapeutic Practice, Exeter College
NCFE Cache Level 3 Award in Counselling Skills and Theory, Exeter College
Core Skills in Counselling, Iron Mill College
My continued professional development has included:
- Working with Complex Grief, BACP
- Ways of Seeing the Self, Iron Mill College
- Working with Complex Trauma, Iron Mill College
- Transactional Analysis 101, Berne Institute
- Sexual Abuse Awareness Workshop, Margret Jackson Centre
- Tackling domestic violence and abuse, Against domestic and violent abuse in Devon
Registered / Accredited
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National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
From £32.00 to £40.00
Free initial in-person or telephone session
Concessions offered for
I offer a free 30 minute session to see if we feel we can work together.
My fees are £40 per session (60 minutes online, 50 minutes face to face), with a 10% discount for the 10th session and beyond. I have a limited number of 20% discounted spaces for students and those on a low wage. Please enquire if there are any of these spaces available.
I offer both online and face to face counselling. There are benefits to each, and I am happy to explore with you the pros and cons of each to discover which will suit you best.