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MBACP,(Accred.) MA, BA, Adv Dip Couns. AMBICA (Accred)

About me

Humanistic, integrative counsellor...

Whether you have had counselling before or this is the first time you've considered seeking professional support for a difficult issue in your life, I hope I may be able to offer something that can help you at this time.

I have been a counsellor for fifteen years and have a wide range of experience in individual and couple therapy.

My specialist areas are infertility and miscarriage support as I have been involved in this field since 2012.

I also offer counselling to those couples for whom their fertility treatment is coming to an end and who are thinking about having a family through adoption.

I counsel couples who are experiencing difficulties in their relationships - either due to infertility difficulties or for other personal reasons.

And finally I have experience in supporting those who sadly may be going through divorce or separation

Individual and Couple Counselling

At times of stress or distress counselling is the chance to talk through the problems or dilemmas you may be facing with a skilled therapist. This allows you to discover your own way to a greater understanding of yourself and your problems and find your way towards the solutions that work best for you.
infertility and Miscarriage Counselling

As a specialist infertility and miscarriage counsellor my field of expertise is in counselling women, men, couples, single women and lesbian couples who are experiencing difficulties having the family they desire. I can offer specialist support if you are:

  • Undergoing fertility tests, investigations and treatments
  • Suffering miscarriage, multiple miscarriages or ectopic pregnancy
  • Having fertility treatment or donor conception either in the UK or abroad
  • Contemplating being a solo mum using donor sperm
  • Having to make the decision to terminate a much wanted pregnancy
  • Ending or not even able to start fertility treatment
  • Considering adoption
  • Experiencing secondary infertility where a longed for second child eludes you
  • Facing a life without children for whatever reason
  • Experiencing the grief of having no children in the later stages of life


Training, qualifications & experience

Experience

My therapeutic approach is humanistic and person-centred. I provide an open, non-judgemental, non-directive client-therapist relationship to enable you to find the answers and resolutions to the difficulties in life you are experiencing.

In addition to my private counselling practice I have worked in a range of settings including;

  • Specialist Infertility Counsellor at The Derriford hospital, Plymouth, Centre for Reproductive Medicine.
  • NHS Exeter, counselling people from all ages and across a huge range of life experiences.
  • Cruse bereavement care offering, confidential help to people who have experienced the loss of someone close, whether it is the death of a parent, a loved one, a friend or a child.
  • Margaret Jackson Centre, a charity in Exeter which provides a low cost counselling service for adults over the age of 18.

Qualifications

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial online session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£50. 00 per session/ hour

£60.00 per session/ couple/hour

When I work

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Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital, Gladstone Road, Exeter, Devon, EX1 2ED

64 Channings Drive, Tithebarn, Exeter, Devon, EX1 4AR

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Employee Assistance Programme

Additional languages

French

Supervision

In person
Online

Supervision available.

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