I endeavour to provide a safe, comfortable, quiet space for clients to explore sensitive issues. The relationship between myself and the client is at the heart of my approach. I believe that being with a client and offering a compassionate holding presence while they share their story is essential before we can move towards an active therapeutic alliance. I adapt my work to suit the needs of each client and integrate suitable interventions to work with whatever the client is presenting.
I have a vast experience of working effectively with addictions and supporting affected others. My experience coupled with extensive research led me to the self-medicating hypothesis which inspired me to specialise in lifetime trauma, P.T.S.D. and attachment. I am also very experienced in group facilitation and interpersonal psychotherapy. I work with employment assistance programmes and am happy to provide clinical supervision to employees
I also work effectively with many areas such as; generalised anxiety disorder, anxiety, depression, phobias, feeling sad, separation and divorce, affairs and betrayals, bipolar disorder and many more which are listed below and my fees start at £40 per hour
Please call me on the above number or email me (there is an email link provided at the bottom of this page) to set up an initial session. We can then talk about what you want from counselling and arrange a second session if you are happy to continue.
Training, qualifications & experience
I firstly completed two years of counselling studies with Plymouth University. My passion for further knowledge and research took me took me to the Iron Mill Collage in Exeter where I completed a two year full time degree in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy followed by a top up BA (Hons) first class. Since then I have attended numerous ongoing professional development courses both through organisations I have worked with and privately while carrying out my own extensive research.
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
£40 per hourly face to face session.
£35 per hourly online session
£60 per 90 minute couples session.
£70 per 90 minute group facilitation (Inc. group supervision)
I have flexible hours which include evenings and weekends and I am available to facilitate groups at organisations and at my own premises
I can help with
Addictions, Post-traumatic stress, Trauma, Service veterans, Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Self-harm, Obsessions, Life coaching, Personal development, Cultural issues, Identity issues, Men's issues, Self esteem, Relationships, Anger management, Redundancy, Stress, and Work related issues
Clients I work with
Adults, Couples, EAP's, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, trainees, Counselling students, and Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long and short-term face-to-face work at my private practice, Home visits, Online counselling and Telephone counselling all with flexible hours