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About me

***Outdoor therapy*** Do you have low self-worth or feel sad, anxious, depressed? Come and feel the value of being supported in a natural therapeutic setting. I have a tranquil therapy studio but being out in nature is central to my work with you, because I believe it offers you the greatest scope for understanding and change. Therapy in nature gives you space to move and connect, physically and emotionally, with yourself, others and the environment. I offer a unique blend of counselling, equine/animal-assisted therapy and ecotherapy sessions, on a beautiful 75-acre nature reserve farm near Charmouth and Lyme Regis.

Outdoor therapy is for any client: I work with adults and young people of 11+ years.  Any indoor counselling work is with adults only, though I specifically work out in nature whenever possible. I always work outside with young people, because I find they benefit most when they can move, dance, walk or run during their therapy, rather than sitting still on a chair! I recommend outdoor therapy for everyone but I realise some adults need or prefer to be inside at least some of the time, especially when the weather feels inclement!

I specialise in issues around self-worth, anxiety, depression, bereavement, confidence, social anxiety, self-development, and relationship skills.  I also see clients with ASD and ADHD-related issues.

Until recently I also volunteered at Arc (Axminster), a local counselling charity with NHS provision, specialising in bereavement, loss and transition.

Training, qualifications & experience

Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling (BACP accredited training, Iron Mill College, 2019)

Certificate in Counselling (Iron Mill College, 2017)

Equine-assisted therapy (LEAP Equine, 2016)

Further continuing professional development:

Children's Mental Health– the impact of COVID-19, trauma and uncertainty, Peter Fonagy webinar (2022)

Ethics of Touch in Child Psychotherapy & Play Therapy (2022)

Healing Complex PTSD (MindBody Breakthrough, 2021)

Certificate in Advanced Trauma Treatment for Children and Adolescents (PESI UK, 2021)

The Violence of Emotions: Self-Harming in Adolescence (2021)

Embodiment Practices for Anxiety and Trauma Recovery (2021)

Animal Assisted Therapy, 'C is for Canine' (2020)

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

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Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£50.00 per session

Additional information

£50 per hour for individual therapy.

Add £10 per person for pairs or small groups (up to four people, for outdoor therapy sessions).

Free initial 15 minute telephone consultation. 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
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Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday.  Sessions are usually between 09.45 and 15.00 but I also have ad hoc spaces each week for early morning or later sessions.

Charmouth, Bridport, Dorset, DT6

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

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