***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
Certificate in Counselling; Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling (BACP accredited training); Equine-assisted therapist (certified with LEAP Equine).
Currently undertaking training in Advanced Trauma Treatment for Children and Adolescents.
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£50.00 per session
£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.
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.