I am a Humanistic Therapeutic Counsellor, working with Adults over 18 years in the Torbay Area. I adapt Therapeutic approaches, Person Centred, Gestalt and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) looking at the Individual person as a whole, mind, body, spirit and emotion.
Building trust and rapport are very important to the relationship as this helps aid a solid foundation for the work we do together and creates relational depth. I work at your own pace so sessions can be short or long term.
The aim of therapy is to help support you and explore your life, gain insights, have a greater self awareness and to be able to face life challenges by changing behaviours and reactions. It can give you a new lease of life and help you feel empowered.
In the first assessment we have a chance to meet, discuss your needs, any concerns you may have about counselling and if we both feel we can work together. It is really important to feel comfortable with your counsellor, so this is a time to see how it feels and if we could work together.
Sessions can be booked weekly, it is usually helpful to have six sessions and then a review to see how things are progressing for you. I work weekdays, some evenings and my hours are flexible.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Studying Level 6 in Psychotherapeutic Supervision
- Level 5 in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
- Level 4 Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills
- Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Sessions are £40 an hour.
I do offer a concessional rate to anyone in need, so please do ask.