I’m an experienced EMDR Practitioner and Counsellor specialising in trauma and post traumatic stress (PTSD).
I have particular experience and skills in working with issues from childhood, including sexual abuse , neglect and attachment. I can also help with more recent traumas of any kind and the impacts associated with these; typically, anxiety, panic, attacks, depression, nightmares, flashbacks, fear and avoidance.
I’ve learned a lot about how to help people tackle pain, confusion and distress over the past 30 years. I won’t be shocked by what you say and I understand how difficult it can be to get the words out sometimes. I'll work with you to create enough safety for you to explore, understand and process the things that have happened in your life.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling
- Advanced Certificate in Transactional Analysis
- Accredited EMDR Practitioner
- Diploma in Supervision
- MA in Social Work/CQSW
I have over 30 years of experience of working as a Counsellor, trainer, Social Worker, group facilitator, manager and supervisor. My most recent post was as the Chief Executive of Devon Rape Crisis and Sexual Abuse Services, which I led for 10 years.
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
My fee for counselling, supervision or EMDR is £60 per hour.
It is recommended to have EMDR sessions for 1.5 hours each but we can discuss your individual needs.
Please call or email to start a discussion of what you feel you need and ask me any questions which will help you to decide whether I am the right person to work with you.