I offer counselling ONLINE via Zoom, Skype, WhatsApp and FaceTime or by phone.
I believe that warmth, kindness, acceptance and respect are important qualities that enable us to thrive at the core of our beings and live meaningful, purposeful lives, whilst psychological and emotional connection to another enable us to know ourselves; we can only know our self in relation to another, and I endeavour to provide that in our work together.
I will work with you to create the life you wish to lead.
Sometimes life can be overwhelming and you can feel anxious and depressed or suffer from generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) or panic disorder. This can affect your relationships with others and make it difficult to lead a rich and full life, leading to isolation and loneliness and lack of opportunities. I work with a variety of psychotherapeutic approaches including CBT and Compassion-based Therapeutic Mindfulness which are very helpful in restoring a sense of calm and confidence in being able to cope.
Relationships can be difficult and hard to navigate your way through. It may be your relationship to yourself and wanting to find out more about how you tick, what presses your buttons and why you keep coming up against the same problems in your relationships with others. You may be feeling sad or have depression.
You may be pregnant and experiencing a range of emotions and life choices that you could benefit from having the space to work through, or have given birth and now be struggling with post-natal depression. I am experienced in supporting woman with pre- and post-natal difficulties and am registered with the Foundation for Infant Loss.
It may be that you are coping with a bereavement and the ensuing grief and sadness, and often confusing and conflicting feelings especially if it was a difficult relationship. Therapy can help.
It may be that you are coping with an affair or betrayal, separation or divorce and would like to have individual or couple's counselling to help work through the issues involved.
You may have experienced abuse or sexual abuse and have overwhelming or confusing and difficult thoughts and feelings about your experience, you may suffer from PTSD. I can help you to work through this and heal from your experience safely and at your pace.
You may have a problem with online pornography or are at risk of committing a sexual offence. I am a registered therapist with StopSO and can work with you to help you lead a pro-social life.
- I work with individuals and couples.
- I work with young people from the age of 16.
I am an experienced integrative, humanistic psychotherapist and counsellor. I offer you a safe, confidential space where you can explore your issues and concerns at your own pace. You may have a pressing concern that you would like to resolve quickly so we could work from a solution-focused approach, or it may be that you have deeper issues that you wish to explore and work with in longer term psychotherapy gaining more self-awareness and insight. Both psychotherapy and counselling can be profoundly healing spiritually, psychologically and emotionally.
I will work with you to create the life you wish to live.
My specialist areas of interest are:
- Bereavement & Loss
- Trauma & PTSD
- Sexual abuse
- Life stages, both beginnings and endings; e.g. college, work, marriage/living together, divorce/parting, fertility, infertility, parenthood, moving home, health and wellness, ageing.
I am a Registered Member of the BACP and work within their ethical framework of good practice for counselling and psychotherapy. I am also an Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society.
To make an appointment or to discuss how I might help you, please contact me by email or telephone.
Training, qualifications & experience
Supervision Diploma: Dartmoor Centre
Supervision Certificate: Cruse Bereavement Care
PSYCHOTHERAPY & COUNSELLING
Psychotherapeutic Counselling Diploma
Integrative Therapeutic Counselling Diploma
Advanced Certificate in Relationship Therapy (COSRT)
Creative CBT Diploma
Therapeutic Mindfulness Diploma
Life Coaching Certificate
NLP Practitioner (Richard Bandler & Paul McKenna)
Cruse: Bereavement Counselling Course (2005): Bereavement Support Volunteer
Cruse: Supporting Bereaved Children & Young People Certificate
Cruse: Bereavement Group Facilitator Certificate
Professional Certificate in Working Therapeutically with Sex Offenders (COSRT) Registered StopSO Therapist
Accredited Therapist with The Foundation for Infant Loss
Additional Training in Specialist Areas
Safeguarding Children & Young People
Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults
Relationship Therapy for Individuals and Couples
Trauma & PTSD (EMDR, Rewind technique, Body-focused therapy, Debriefing. Self Harm.
Sexual Abuse: working with people who have experienced sexual abuse.
StopSO: working with sexual abusers, and those who have not abused but are worried that they might.
Health, wellbeing and illness issues.
Creative Therapies: Art Therapy Foundation Course, Sand Tray Therapy. Nature Therapy.
OTHER QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE
M.A. Degree: Complementary Health Studies (Exeter University)
Reiki Master Healer & Teacher
Homeopathic Medicine Diploma
Herbal Medicine / Phytotherapy Diploma
Clinical Aromatherapy Diploma
General Nursing & Post-Graduate Gynaecological Nursing Certificate
Registered Trainer: Cruse Bereavement Care
I have 40 years experience in healthcare. Starting with my nurse training in 1976, I worked in both the NHS and private sector before setting up in private practice as a integrative health practitioner in 1984. Since 2005 I have volunteered with Cruse Bereavement Care, supporting bereaved adults, children and young people with their grief, whether the deaths were from illness, suicide or homicide. Gradually my private practice has become focused on my work as a psychotherapist and counsellor, with awareness of the physical impact our emotions and psyche have on our physical health.
I offer supervision to both experienced and student counsellors and psychotherapists, and complementary healthcare practitioners. I have 11 years experience supervising bereavement support volunteers and counsellors for Cruse Bereavement Care, as well as working as a Supervisor in my private practice.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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.
National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Loneliness and isolation
- Health and wellness counselling
- The impact of living with chronic ill-health, or being diagnosed with a condition or disease that has brought you face to face with your mortality. Facing your fears whilst keeping a sense of your self, and not losing yourself in being a patient.
- Psychotherapy & Counselling : £50 per hour.
- Relationship therapy for couples : £50 per hour
- Sessions are usually once a week.
- 48 hours notice of cancellation is required otherwise the full fee is payable.
- Supervision : £50 per hour session.
- £75 per hour and a half session.
By appointment. Weekdays 9.00am - 7.00pm.
I am a member of the following organisations:
- National Institute of Medical Herbalists.
- Alliance of Registered Homeopaths.
- Homeopathic Medical Association.