About me

Hi. Do you need to spend some time focussing on your emotional wellbeing? Finding the right counsellor is an important first step. I have a friendly and relaxed approach to counselling. I offer a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space where we can explore your feelings and concerns together.
 
Whether you are experiencing feelings of anxiety or distress it is a good idea to share them with someone. This can help you restore and rebuild your emotional wellbeing and provide you with the hope and confidence to move forward.
 
I help people who are anxious and on the brink of burnout to get back into a more balanced way of life. Having been a GP for 20 years I have a special interest in working with anyone from a healthcare background but I am happy to work with people from all other professions. Work based stress can have a significant impact on all aspects of your life. Counselling gives you the opportunity to unburden yourself from some of those pressures and work out what is really important to you.

I work in an integrative way which means I can draw on both humanistic and psychodynamic approaches to counselling alongside some CBT techniques. I am happy to work with both long term and short term clients and we can discuss your needs as they develop. We will review the work regularly to make sure you are happy with the progress you are making. My current practice is online or by telephone, but I will hopefully be returning to face to face work in the not too distant future.

Training, qualifications & experience

Advanced diploma in counselling 

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Fees

£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

My first introductory session is free and usually lasts about 30 minutes. It will be an opportunity for you to see if counselling is right for you and to make sure the way I work will suit you. Any further sessions are charged at £45 per hour.

Just send me an email or text and I will usually respond within 48 hours. 

If you don't hear back from me, please check your junk email folder

Paignton
Devon
TQ3

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults