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I am an integrative adult counsellor working face to face, online and on the phone.
There will be times where you may have experiences of anxiety, depression or loneliness. You may feel confused or stuck. Are you going through a life transition or experiencing loss? This can make everyday life challenging and difficult. You are not alone.
Reaching out for support is the first step. Right from the start I will show respect, listen to you and be mindful and compassionate in my approach. How we get on in counselling relationship can be key to how easily you find to talk to me. The focus of the work is led by you at your pace. My role will be to support you to build your awareness and feel empowered to make decisions going forward.
I have trained in an integrative way. This means I do not have one approach. Each person is unique and I keep an open mind to what you may want to bring to counselling and meet you where you are. We agree on how we work together and what your focus is. I have mindfulness teacher training, so can weave this into our work if you would like. As well as talking you may find it helpful to work creatively.
My previous work life has been in healthcare as a nurse and midwife. I have felt privileged to be part of people's life experience. Then my own life changing experience led me to become a counsellor. To be able to give you time and space to be seen and heard is important to me. Supporting your emotional needs whilst paying attention to you as a whole can bring balance.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling (Adult) BACP Accredited. Iron Mill College, Exeter.
- Certificate in Counselling (NCS Accredited) Iron Mill College, Exeter.
- Counselling Young People. Stage 1 (BACP Accredited) Iron Mill College, Exeter.
- Certificate in Mindfulness Teaching. Mindfulness Now. The Devon School of Mindfulness
- Midwife. Advanced Diploma. Plymouth University. 2000
- Registered General Nurse. Taunton and Exeter School of Nursing. 1993.
As well as my private practice, I currently work with Wellington Community Counselling which offers counselling to local individuals and families.
I am a volunteer with The Nest Southwest CIC which supports individuals through life transitions of menstruation, pregnancy and menopause.
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
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
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
£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
I offer a free initial phone call of up to 20 minutes. In this time we can see if we can agree a time to meet and whether I am suitable for what brings you to counselling.
The fee is £50 per session, which is an hour.
I do have limited concession rates. These will be on an individual basis if I have availability and online only.
When I work
I offer in person counselling in Exmouth on Monday, Tuesday and Friday. Online, I offer Wednesday evenings and others days time to suit you during the week.
As a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) I follow their ethical framework.