I am a Relate Qualified counsellor working with couples and individuals. I work as a Person-Centred counsellor, but use elements from several counselling approaches to work in an integrative way.
I aim to provide a supportive, non-judgemental, confidential and safe environment for counselling.
I am a professional and fully qualified counsellor working in Launceston and the surrounding areas.
I am a Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work within their Ethical Guidelines for Good Practice in Counselling. I am fully insured and have an up to date enhanced DBS check.
My work is based on the belief that people have the ability to change and that each person has the potential for growth within himself or herself. I believe that the relationship between counsellor and client is central to the work.
Counselling is not about giving advice, but together exploring ways of finding your own answers, making the right choices for yourself.
I have experienced counselling for myself, I know the value of being listened to and being able to share my difficulties with someone who cares, outside of my family and friends.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Level 4 (CPCAB)
Certificate in Counselling Theory Level 3 (CPCAB)
Certificate in Counselling Skills Level 2 (CPCAB)
Relate Institute Qualified Couples Counsellor
- DASH (Domestic Abuse, Stalking and Harassment)
- Suicide Prevention
- Domestic Abuse
- Young People Substance Awareness
- Transactional Analysis
- CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
- Mental Health
- Suicidal Risk
- Child Protection
- Relate Counsellor working with Couples, Individual Adults, Children and Young People (from 5 - 18 years of age) short and long term work.
- Counsellor at a Plymouth Primary school working with children from 5 to 11 years of age.
- Counsellor in Secondary Schools in Plymouth
- Adult Psycho-education Therapist
- I have my own private practice and I work for an Occupational Health Organisation.
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 am a registered member of the BACP - British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy - I adhere to their Ethical Framework for Good Practice, this includes a Professional Conduct Procedure. This means that I ensure that I work safely and ethically within my counselling practice. www.bacp.co.uk
As part of this good practice I attend regular supervision. I also attend regular training courses for continual professional development.
If I am unavailable when you call, please leave a message with your contact details and I will aim to get back to you as promptly as possible.