Hello I am a counsellor and supervisor who provides a safe, warm and comfortable place for clients to explore what is making them feel unhappy with their lives, and enable them to explore how they can move forward or adjust to what they are experiencing, to be the person they want to be and lead a happy fulfilling life.
Our lives can change in a second sometimes this is a good experience, but when it changes and makes us feel unhappy, sometimes alone and overwhelmed with life, we want this to change, however this can be painful and difficult to do alone, I believe counselling gives the client a safe place to explore these feelings without being judged or directed and most important to be listened to.
I use a person centred approach to counselling, but use other approaches if I feel this will be useful to the client.
I work with children, young people, adults and couples, I have experience of face to face, Skype and telephone counselling, I have worked for a youth organisation on a voluntary basis in schools and colleges gaining valuable knowledge and skills. I work on a voluntary basis at a local children centre offering counselling for adults, alongside working with clients privately and for Occupational Health Organisations, I work from home and also a site in Okehampton.
I have worked in the NHS for 22 years, in different roles from the Ambulance service, therapy in the community,acute and community settings, I then joined the community mental health team,it was whilst working in mental health I experienced some significant life experiences which took me outside of my comfort zone. This is when I started my training to become a Counsellor, I completed my training over 4 years
I am a supervisor who provides individual and group supervision to professionals, trainees in counselling, other health care professionals and organisations. I am able to travel to organisational venues where necessary.
If you feel I can help you, please contact me.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Supervision (NSC)
- Diploma in Sandplay (NSC)
- Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB)
- Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies (CPCAB)
- Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills (CPCAB)
- Level 2 Award in Introduction to Counselling Skills (CPCAB)
I work with children, young people, adults and couples, I have experience of face to face and telephone counselling, I have worked for a youth organisation on a voluntary basis in schools and colleges gaining valuable knowledge and skills. I work on a voluntary basis at a local children centre offering counselling for adults, alongside working with clients privately and for Occupational Health Organisans
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
Fees are currently
Face to Face £50 for a 50 minute session
Couples £65 for a 50 minute session
Supervision £50 for 60 minutes £70 for 90 minutes
Group and Organisational Supervision, cost discussed at time of booking
Concessions available and can be discussed.
If you feel I can help you, please contact me.
I am able to offer evening and daytime appointments
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, I follow their code of conduct and ethical framework www.bacp.co.uk to ensure safe practise.