About me

I am Athena, and I offer general counselling to anyone in need of being listened to, in a space wholly for them. 

I am an integrative counsellor which means that I can combine different models of counselling. I can therefore offer a flexible approach to my clients, appropriate to what they need. Mainly, I work using both the person centred and psychodynamic theories of counselling. 

A person centred approach means that together we will explore you as a whole person, led by you. We would look at the challenges you may be having with regard to perceptions of yourself; for example, in the areas of self worth, self esteem or identity. We would work towards a stronger sense of identifying and fulfilling your own potential. 

A psychodynamic approach offers a space to explore your unconscious mind, your past and your experiences. Being attentive to these areas of the mind may help to ease difficulties, or help to highlight repeating patterns of behaviours or feelings. We would then work in turn to help alleviate any conflict and pain you may be facing.

I will listen to you in a safe, non judgemental environment helping to cultivate freedom and joy for your whole self. 

I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP): Registration number 00817335. I abide by the ethical code of conduct of the BACP.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) Registration number 00817335.
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Level 4) Gloucestershire College, Cheltenham
  • 10 years experience working in a residential UK Boarding school 
  • Safeguarding children, lead management experience
  • Family support work experience
  • BA (Hons) 2:1 Event Managements with Tourism, University of Gloucestershire
  • Working towards Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Children and Young People's Mental Health - West London College

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Fees

£40.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£40.00

50 minute session

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Further information

I am based at The Devon Clinic, Paignton (TQ4 5BY) there are many rooms available there, when you arrive you would wait in reception and I would come and meet you. There is also parking nearby on the road or car parks in town.

I can also offer counselling on Zoom, after an initial phone call we would arrange a time and I would send you a link, then off we go! 

If you would like to take the next steps and get in touch my mobile number is 07501 079717 or you can email me using the contact form.

After you have made contact with me, I will get back in touch to arrange a free 15-20 minute initial call to see how I may be able to help you. If you would like to then book in a first session that would be face to face at The Devon Clinic or online via Zoom, at a cost of £40 per session. 

When we first meet we would then discuss how often you would like to meet, usually weekly, and also a few things about confidentiality, how I work, what you are hoping the outcomes of counselling will be etc. 

If you have any questions please just give me a call, I am happy to chat!

Paignton
Devon
TQ4

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults

Key details

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Online platforms

Zoom

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