Everyone experiences difficulties at some point in their lives, even those who we may regard as the strong ones. It can be a lonely and often overwhelming time, one of the hardest tasks is making the first step to reach out for help, so well done for managing to come this far.
Counselling can help you come to terms with past and present experiences, it can be challenging at times but its benefits can be life changing. The aim of Counselling is to provide a safe, secure and non-judgemental environment in which any concerns or issues whether past or present can be discussed.
Counselling is not about giving advice or telling you what to do, it is about helping you come to a deeper understanding of yourself and the difficulties you may be facing, whilst providing you with the necessary tools to enable you to make informed choices and decisions that are right for you.
No issue it too big or too small when it comes to Counselling so please don’t hesitate to get in touch and begin your journey today.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified and insured Exeter based Integrative Counsellor, I am registered with the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy)
I hold the following qualifications; BA (Hons) Degree in Integrative Counselling, Foundation (FdA) Degree in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy, and a Certificate in Counselling (Level 3).
I started my Counselling career after experiencing my own battles with my mental health and anxiety during my teenage years, Counselling benefited me hugely and I want to use my own lived experiences to help others.
I firmly believe in giving my clients ownership of the therapeutic process and will adapt my approaches and suggest ways of working that are aligned with your lived experiences and therapeutic goals. Empathic, attuned and non-judgemental, I aim to offer an experienced safe holding for anyone considering therapy.
Core to my approach is the relationship that I establish with my clients, a safe and supportive platform serving as a springboard for growth and healing.
I have extensive experience of working with people who are experiencing difficulties with Anxiety and Depression, having worked as a senior Mental Health Support Worker for two years and alongside CAMHS and Early Help teams for a year and a half.
However, that is not to say that I only work with clients experiencing Anxiety and Depression, the Counselling I provide is open for everyone.
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
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Initial Session: £20.00 for 45 minutes
I offer an initial 45 minute session where we can discuss what it is that has brought you to Counselling, what you would like to achieve from Counselling and whether I would be the right fit for you as a Counsellor.
There is absolutely no obligation to book in any further sessions with me after the initial 45 minute session if you don’t feel that I am the right Counsellor for you.
Counselling Session: £45.00 for 1 hour
I offer both long term and short term face to face Counselling, you can decide what feels right for you.
Online Counselling: £45.00 for 1 hour
Since the outbreak of Covid 19, it has become very apparent that many of us have been living very busy lives and trying to squeeze everything we possibly can into our days. To make life a little easier for clients and to cut the commute time and costs, I am now offering Counselling sessions online via Zoom.
Counselling online also makes Counselling accessible for those who may find it difficult to leave the house, whether that’s due to work or family restrictions, mental health difficulties such as social anxiety or due to a physical disability.
Telephone Counselling: £40.00 for 1 hour
Telephone Counselling is not everyone’s first preference, however if this is something you would like to consider then I am happy to discuss this with you.
Concessions offered for
Regrettably, the Practice rooms are not wheelchair friendly due to the building being accessible via steps only, however if you would prefer face to face Counselling my second location on the outskirts of Exeter is wheelchair friendly.
The practice rooms is located opposite Exeter Library and is situated right in the centre of Exeter. It is a 6 minute walk from the train station (Central Station) and the nearest car parks are all under a 5 minute walk away, they include Princesshay Car Park, Princesshay 2 & 3, Howell Road and John Lewis.