About me

I offer a safe environment where you can talk about anything completely confidentially, both from your past and your present.

As a trained integrative counsellor, I practice a blend of counselling theories and techniques, which are adapted specially for you - you are a unique individual.

I believe the rapport between us is fundamental to our relationship. I, therefore, offer a free Zoom or telephone session for you to come to a decision about whether I am right for you and if you feel we can work together.

Sometimes life becomes overwhelming and things just do not feel right.

What are you feeling?

  • anxious
  • confused
  • judged
  • struggling with low self-esteem or self-confidence
  • bullied
  • manipulated
  • overwhelmed
  • bewildered
  • frightened

Talking to a qualified counsellor can really help. It can be tough asking for support and it is important to find someone you can feel comfortable with.

Together we will work to find the solutions to help you cope and move forward with whatever difficulties you are facing. We will work at your own pace and help you find the inner strength you need to heal. Your journey from your darkness back into your light.

Specialities: Low self-esteem, family attachment issues, neurodiversity (dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD,  autism), disabilities, pain, long-term illness and poor health, suicidal thoughts, disordered eating and eating disorders, anxiety and depression.

Sessions: are one hour long and usually take place on the same day at the same time each week.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have spent many years working with and helping people in various roles. I take this work very seriously and this is why I have trained as a counsellor.

Training:

  • Iron Mill College, Certificate in Counselling 2018
  • University of Worcester, Foundation Degree Integrative Counselling 2018-2021

Additional Qualifications:

  • Certificate in Focusing
  • Certificate in Eating Disorders
  • Certificate CAMS (Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicide)

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Sometimes words are not enough and sometimes there are no words for feelings, sensations and things that have been experienced by you as an individual.

The use of drawing, colouring, painting and collage or writing a journal, free writing and storytelling can all help.

Focusing can guide you with getting in touch with feelings and help with pain management amongst other things.

Coping with neurodiversity can be confusing and bewildering. Having dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, etc. How does this affect you?

Having a long-term health condition can be multi-faceted, along with having to cope not only with how life is changing for you but for those around you. Talking about it with someone not directly involved may help you.

Aging happens to us all, but living in a society obsessed with youth and beauty may be adding extra pressures. How do you feel about your body image? What does your future hold? 

Fees

£45.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Finances:

  • Cost per Session: £45
  • Reduced rates and special concessions for students, keyworkers, pensioners, and the disabled.
  • Pay By: Cash, bank transfer, or credit or debit card

Accepted Insurance Plans: None

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I can offer sessions outside those listed. Please contact me to discuss further.

Further information

I am a full member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychology).

I am fully insured with Holistic Insurance Services.

I work face to face on Monday from 9.00-2.00 in Gandy Street, Exeter, and on Thursday from 9.00-1.00 in Chapel Street, Exeter, where disabled parking may be available if previously booked. 

I also work online through Zoom and over the telephone on Tuesday and Wednesday and for which I have had additional training. 

Therapy@Gandy Street
25-26 Gandy Street
Exeter
Devon
EX4 3LS

The Sustainable Health Centre
Notaries House
Chapel Street
Exeter
Devon
EX1 1EZ

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Online platforms

Zoom