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About me

I offer a confidential, safe space to work through difficulties, to feel heard and seen, whatever the presenting difficulty may be. 

I have a specialist interest in working with men, and supporting their emotional & psychological wellbeing holistically, using the experience and knowledge I have gained in my career, although of course women are welcome in my practice.

I am very willing to talk with you on the phone (free of charge) before you decide to make an appointment.  There may be questions you have about how counselling and psychotherapy work and what to expect.

If you are considering therapy do call me 07809439388.

About me.

I am a qualified, integrative counsellor, offering quality psychotherapy from the heart. 

Having experienced the therapeutic process myself and understanding the vulnerability that can present itself when thinking of developing a new relationship, my aim is to create the safest, personalised space for difficulties to be explored in, collaboratively. 

I have a wealth of experience within the NHS primarily, working with a range of diverse people, this has been of great benefit to my practice and for my clients, because of a deeper insight into the difficulties of others may face. Life experience has broadened my capacity to relate and respond to people, and meet them where they are now, as individuals.

So, what is therapy?

Trust is the bedrock of any functional, healthy relationship, and this is what the therapeutic alliance aims to develop. Building this trust can offer so many benefits, one of which and it's often spoken as the biggest factor in why people seek therapy, is the impartiality of the relationship, the knowledge that someone is one your side.

Challenge is often viewed as a difficult word, or a concept that one might want to shy away from. A strong value is placed on the therapeutic alliance and the bond developed, therapy can space for gentle challenge safely, and with that can come beautiful and fulfilling insights for change.

Without being aware of our unhelpful thoughts, patterns and behaviours - how can we change it?

The idea of change is very solution focussed and for some people, this is what they seek, and working in this way can be so transformative. I have been trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy at an advanced level- secondary to my counselling qualification, and this type of theory used with integrative psychotherapy is designed for making change methodically with a set outcome in mind. This can be used effectively for anxiety disorders, depression or low mood, OCD, specific phobia's and binge eating disorder, although this list isn't exhaustive. This approach may be best for clients seeking more short term therapy, which I offer.

Sometimes, we seek therapy because of a loss of some kind, a stuckness we feel, or a general lack of contentment, that we may not yet have the language for. The explorative, non directive type of work can help us to connect to our 'true self', this may lead to feelings of greater wellbeing and a sense of being more engaged in an authentic life. This type of theory could be person centred theory, which is the underlining ethos of most therapeutic relationships, which believes that our natural tendency is to grow and evolve, an 'actualizing tendency', with the right conditions. Transpersonal theory can also be used integratively to help people connect with their spirituality, and that sense that there is something bigger than themselves, and ask those existential questions safely. This type of work may be better suited to long term therapy, where there is less focus on getting 'somewhere' and the union between therapist and client is one of facilitating integration of experience, emotions, trauma, and loss.

Therapy can be a daunting prospect, and often we can minimise our own distress by avoiding engaging in support that may carry stigma with it, from family or even our own personal understanding of how we should 'cope'. 

How Much & How Often?
Typically,  our first session would allow me to hear what you would like help with and gives you the chance to see who I am and get a feel for how I work.  I see clients weekly and sessions are one hour. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level 6 Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Cert- Exeter University.
  • Level 5 in Health and Social care.
  • Advance Level 4 Diploma Integrative Counselling. 
  • Level 2 & 3 Counselling Skills. 

Extensive experience within the NHS, working in medical hospitals, mental health setting including forensic mental health/acute care/older persons mental health/learning disability.

Therapeutic experience with TALKWORKS IAPT NHS service, NHS staff health and wellbeing counsellor, voluntary counsellor for Cruse Bereavement Care. 

Member organisations

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NCS

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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

National Counselling Society

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Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Additional information

£50 per hour. 

I have a select amount of spaces available to clients on low income, this is something that can be discussed at our initial meeting. 

The Margaret Jackson Centre, 4 Barnfield Hill, Exeter, Devon, EX1 1SR

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations

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