It's good to talk
Sometimes, all you need is space to talk in a safe, confidential environment. Talking to a counsellor can help you to make sense of things and look after yourself better.
I believe that counselling can be done in many ways, and that no single approach is better than another. As an integrative counsellor, I use a variety of counselling techniques and key concepts drawn from various approaches, including person centered therapy, gestalt therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy and sand play therapy.
Your first counselling session gives you space and time to talk about your difficulties and decide whether counselling is the best type of help for you. It also gives me the opportunity to discuss how I work and assess whether I am the best person for you to have counselling with.
Training, qualifications & experience
I attained an Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Counselling at The Dartmoor Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy in 2018.
During my counselling training, I worked as a volunteer at The University of Plymouth and Young Devon, where I gained experience of counselling young people aged 11-19 and students aged 18+.
Alongside my counselling practice, I also provide specialist mentoring support to students with mental health problems and disabilities. at the University of Plymouth.
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
I offer F2F counselling sessions at The Therapy Collective onFridays between 9am and 5.30pm. I also offer online counselling sessions on other weekdays.
Please visit www.devonholistictherapies.com for further details about the services I offer.