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Counsellor and Supervisor (MNCS Accred) (Reg.MBACP)

About me

I am an Integrative Counsellor and Supervisor with experience of working with clients who have experienced a range of issues including: trauma, abuse, bereavement, relationship issues, anxiety, stress and depression.  I see clients in person at rooms based in Tavistock, Devon as well as delivering online and telephone sessions.

I work in a variety of ways to suit the needs of my clients, offering a range of therapeutic support from short term focussed therapy to long term psychotherapy.  My goal is to ensure that the way I work responds to your individual needs.

The foundation of my work is the development of a therapeutic relationship. Through this relationship and within the boundaries of safe and ethical practice I find I am well positioned to offer all clients an empathic and non-judgemental response to the difficulties they are experiencing.  This foundation supports therapeutic progress and offers a space where implicit barriers can be challenged and overcome.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Advanced Specialist Diploma in Clinical Supervision (Level 6)
  • Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling  (Level 4)
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Trauma Informed Approaches
  • PODS

I have also worked in an agency setting since 2017 offering time limited counselling to Carers, and others referred through charitable organisations; supporting individuals and families affected by domestic abuse including parent and child therapy and group therapy; providing short term counselling and longer term psychotherapy to self referred clients.

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From £30.00 to £85.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

Session costs:

Counselling Fees

Individual Sessions

  • Initial Session - free for  30mins to 1hour (Telephone or online only)
  • Further sessions (Face to face/online/telephone) - £50 per 50 minute session
  • Trainee Counsellors during their course £30 per 50 minute session (up to 20 sessions)

Limited concessions available for keyworkers and those on low income. Call me to discuss, if you think you meet the criteria.

Couples Sessions (face to face only)

  • Initial telephone call to set up (up to an hour) - FREE
  • 1st session (75 mins) - £85
  • Ongoing sessions (60 mins) - £75

Supervision Fees

  • Trainee counsellors on placement - £40 for an hour session or £55 for an hour and half session (during training placement)
  • Qualified counsellors/other professionals - £50 for an hour session or £65 for an hour and a half session.
  • Group Supervision £25 per person based on 5 supervisees in a 2 hour group session. 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Monday to Thursday between 10am and 8pm (latest appointment time is 7pm)

Friday 10am to 3pm

Tavistock Therapy Centre, Unit 3, 3 Abbey Place, Tavistock, Devon, PL19 0AB

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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My usual therapy space is not wheelchair accessible, however, I am able to arrange accessible space for clients with mobility needs

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Supervisor - ready to work with counsellors and psychotherapists through my integrative approach to provide effective clinical supervision

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