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Integrative Counsellor Adv. Dip Psych & Supervisor MBACP

About me

I am a fully qualified and experienced Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and Clinical Supervisor in Private Practice able to work with you face to face in my room or via Zoom, Skype or on the telephone. I have extensive experience of counselling adults, couples and young adults, on a whole range of issues. I can offer a safe space for you to feel heard and supported to find more effective methods of coping, communicate with others and move forward in your life/lives.

Being an Integrative therapist means that I work relationally and flexibly in ways more likely to suit you and whatever you bring to our sessions together. I adapt different Therapeutic approaches, Person Centred, Transactional Analysis and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to work holistically with you as an Individual, bringing your emotions, spirit, mind and body together for us to assess how the relationship these four elements have with each other can enhance your well-being.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • CPCAB Level 6 Certificate In Therapeutic Counselling Supervision
  • CPCAB Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
  • CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
  • CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • City & Guilds PTTLS Qualified Teacher Status & Trainer
  • Sexual Health Matters Tiers 1 & 2
  • Training and experience in Family Therapy

Online & Telephone Counselling Certificate

Online couples counselling trained

School Counsellor for 3 years

Understanding Bereavement

I am a fully qualified and registered member of The British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy and am therefore bound by its regulation to ensure I offer professional standards and good practice. You can find further details on their website:

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

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.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with



Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I offer an initial telephone consultation of 15-20 minutes-free of charge and without obligation. This will give us an opportunity to get to know each other and for you to decide whether the service I offer can work for you. This also enables me to assess whether the service can meet your needs.  If it does not I am happy to signpost alternative ways forward that may be more beneficial to you.

I charge £45 per one hour session for Individuals.

£55.00 for couples for 1 hour and £70 for 1 and 1/2 hours.

I offer concessionary fees to unwaged, students, trainee counsellors and key workers.

I also offer Clinical Supervision to Trainee and Qualified Counsellors 

Payment is by cash or online bank transfer.

When I work

I currently offer daytime and evening appointments either face to face, online via Skype or Zoom or by telephone.

Further information

I can work face to face, online via Zoom or Skype or by phone from a Practice near Penryn and Falmouth TR3 .

Ponsanooth, Cornwall, TR3

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

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