Talking about our feelings and facing difficult situations in our lives can feel extremely challenging. It may feel easier to bottle things up and keep the lid firmly pressed down. However, this may not be sustainable in the long run. You may need a place, just for you, where you can check in with yourself and feel connected to someone who fully understands you.
Whatever your starting point, it is important that you find a counsellor who you feel comfortable with. You need someone you can trust to support you along the way.
I will start by telling you about myself and the type of counselling I provide. Feel free to email or call with any questions before booking a session.
I am a Person-Centred Counsellor and Psychotherapist and am a Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP). I adhere to the BACP's Ethical Framework and am fully insured. I deliver both face to face and online sessions (via Skype or Zoom). My practice is based in the Polsloe area of Exeter. My own experience as a client inspired me to train as a Counsellor. Receiving counselling was life changing for me and I want to help others in the same way.
I am committed to providing a confidential, safe, non-judgmental environment for you to explore your thoughts, feelings, experiences and perceptions, and to work through any situations that are affecting your life.
During our sessions I will endeavour to see the world as you see it and understand the feelings you are experiencing. It is a healing experience when you talk to someone who deeply understands what you are going through. You will have the freedom, time and space to work through your issues and seek some clarity. We will work together to develop the tools and strategies you need to deal with issues in your life. I hope our sessions will empower you to make decisions that are right for you.
I have worked with clients experiencing a variety of issues including: anxiety, depression, stress, bereavement, relationship issues (affairs, betrayals, divorce, family issues), eating disorders, domestic abuse, substance abuse / addictions and coping with the challenges of everyday life. Many of these issues are interlinked and it may feel overwhelming if you are experiencing a multitude of emotions and difficult events in life. Talking about these issues in our counselling sessions will help the situations in your life feel more manageable.
Sometimes it may feel difficult to express ourselves using words. I will provide art materials in our sessions should you want to use other materials to express yourself.
Our sessions are an hour long. In our first session we can discuss how regularly you would like to meet. I am happy to provide counselling sessions over a short or long term basis.
Please feel free to call with any further questions.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Post-graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Professional Training), University of Salford, 2012
- Introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, University of Salford, 2013
- Certificate of Counselling and Psychotherapy Supervision Practice, Macclesfield Counselling and Training Centre, 2019
Domestic Abuse, Stockport Council
Child Protection, Stockport Council
Using Creativity As A Therapeutic Tool, Stockport Women's Centre
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Concessions offered for
- Sessions are 1 hour long
- I charge £45 per hour session
Week day / evening and weekend sessions
Where are sessions held?
My practice is based in Polsloe, Exeter.
If you would like to discuss any of the above before arranging to meet please do not hesitate to contact me