Anxious? Depressed or feeling down? Stressed? Come and walk or simply ‘be’ with me on conservation farmland. I have a lovely tranquil therapy studio but mainly work outside. Being out in nature is central to my work because I believe it offers 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 counselling, equine-assisted therapy and outdoor/ecotherapy sessions, on a beautiful 75-acre nature reserve farm near Charmouth and Lyme Regis. I also have a very friendly therapy dog called Peter!
The work is COVID-compliant and I also work by phone or online using e.g. Zoom, Facetime or Whatsapp video calls.
The outdoor therapy is for any client: adults and young people of 12+ years. Any indoor counselling work is for adults. I specifically 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 this 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!
Whether we work inside or outside, I specialise in stress, anxiety, depression, bereavement, confidence, communication, self-development, relationship skills and autism-related issues.
Alongside my private practice, I volunteer 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).
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£50 per hour for individual therapy - includes remote (phone or online) and face-to-face counselling or outdoor therapy.
£70 for 1.5 hours individual outdoor therapy.
Add £10 per person for pairs or small groups (up to four people, though max. 2 during Covid lockdown), for outdoor therapy only.