The search for a therapist is a hugely personal one and the outlook for the therapy depends on the quality of the relationship between therapist and client.
As a qualified Person-Centred Therapist and member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists), I offer empathy, compassion and confidentiality in a pleasant warm space where you can explore thoughts and emotions that are troubling you
I have lived a multicultural life both in the UK and overseas having had a career in Education before Counselling. Whilst in Education I worked as a Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) and Head of Inclusion in International Schools both in the South of France and in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Here I worked with staff, parents and students putting in place support for those with learning difficulties and those going through stressful and difficult times.
Through the process of therapy, a person finds that they can learn to become the person that they really want to be, their authentic selves. Through counselling, you can strip away past conditioning and look at relationships that do not serve you.
I offer you a place of warmth and safety where you are not judged or criticised but can freely express your deepest thoughts and feelings.
As well as working with young people and their families as a teacher and mentor I have also worked with clients suffering with anxiety, depression, eating disorders, agoraphobia, relational difficulties and bereavement. I have also worked in agencies that specialise in sexual abuse and trauma.
I am a member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and work within its ethical framework offering long and short-term face to face work, time-limited counselling, video, telephone and walk and talk therapy. A session lasts for 50 minutes.
I work in therapy rooms in Truro and Falmouth with adults of all ages, young people, and teenagers. The spaces are inviting and completely confidential. I can also offer online video therapy and telephone from my own office.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BA Hons
- Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)
- Level 4 CPCAB in Therapeutic Counselling
I have several decades working in Education as the Head of Learning Support Centres and as a Special Educational Needs Coordinator and Head of Inclusion.
I have worked with agencies dedicated to clients suffering addiction, domestic abuse and coercive control, trauma and men’s mental health.
Many years of experience working with teenagers and young people.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
The sessions last 50 minutes and cost £45. Potentially I can make concessions for students and those on low incomes.