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MBACP, Adv Dip-Integrative Counsellor, Eating Disorders, NCS Dip

About me

Are you wanting to bring about changes to your life and the way that you live it? Things may feel overwhelming, difficult to manage, or you just feel stuck and don't know how to move on.

Perhaps you are dealing with feelings of anxiety, unhappiness, low mood , depression, anger, sadness or loss.

You may be struggling with life in general, a relationship, isolation, a bereavement, a stressful life transition, an eating disorder, trauma or gambling addiction, or something else.

I understand how hard it can be to reach out & seek support.  I offer an initial session at a reduced rate, this allows you the chance to meet me & to get a sense of how I work. You will then be able to decide if I am the right counsellor to help you, and for us both to see if we feel we are a good fit to work together.

I will support you to explore whatever is troubling you.

I will support you to identify any patterns of behaviour.

Perhaps these patterns of behaviour have become unwanted & have left you feeling stuck & hopeless.

We will work together at a pace that feels safe for you, you will be listened to & truly 'heard'

I offer a non-judgmental and empathic way of working.

I have chosen to specialise in eating disorders, and have completed specialist National Counselling Society training in this field.

Disordered eating is sadly much misunderstood, not only the impact that is has on sufferers but also on their families & friends.

If either you are a sufferer, or you are a family member or friend of a sufferer, please do get in touch.

Although i specialise in disordered eating, I work within all areas of counselling.

I have had specific training in working with 'complex trauma'

I have had specific training regarding working with clients with gambling addiction.

I attend regular supervision & abide by the BACP Ethical Framework.

I am fully insured & registered to keep personal records with The Information Commissioners Office.

Please contact me if you have any questions about how I work, or would like to book an initial session.

Training, qualifications & experience

BACP accredited- Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling.

National Counselling Society- Diploma in Eating Disorders (advanced specialist training with National Counselling Society)

I attend regular ongoing training & regular supervision.

I have worked with a wide range of clients of all ages,genders & sexual orientation.

I have experience of counselling carers,  those looking after loved ones with terminal or life limiting illness.

I have experience of working with couples - couples counselling.

I have experience of working in a busy low cost counselling service in a large city.

I have had specific training in working with clients with disordered eating,complex trauma & problem gambling.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Areas of counselling I deal with

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Post qualifying specialist training, Diploma in eating disorders

Fees

Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Individual sessions £40 per hour face to face.

Couples counselling £45. 

Concessions available. Initial face to face sessions are £30.

I am currently seeing clients face to face following social distancing measures

I am also offering sessions on Zoom or the telephone. This can offer clients greater autonomy and choice at a more affordable cost.

 I am currently offering Zoom sessions & telephone sessions costing £30 per hour.

When I work

8am til 6pm

Further information

The latest start time in Tavistock is 6pm

The latest start time in Bude is 4pm

I am also able to see you in Lifton.

I can also work with you on Zoom or the telephone at a reduced rate.

Abbey Mead Natural Health Clinic, 7 Plymouth Road, Tavistock, Devon, PL19 8AU

Bude & Stratton Community Project, Neetside, Bude, Cornwall, EX23 8LB

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples