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BA (Hons), Accredited ACC

About me

You may feel that you are stuck in a situation and cannot see a clear way through.

Counselling can help you talk about stresses, anxieties and other problems in your life in order to cope better in difficult circumstances.

I am a registered and fully accredited counsellor with ACC and all my work is carried out in accordance with their ethical guidelines. I have had many years of experience as teacher, pastoral carer, mentor, and counsellor.

I offer a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space, working alongside you. My approach is person centred, integrative and creative - tailored to meet the needs of each individual client.

I work with adults (from 18+ to retirement age). I offer telephone and online sessions and, now that I am fully vaccinated, I can offer socially distanced face to face sessions by arrangement, depending on availability and the latest government guidelines.

Your first 30 minute appointment is free in order to explore whether counselling is the way forward for you. Subsequent 1 hour sessions are £30 (+ mileage for home visits). Reduced rates may be available.

Training, qualifications & experience

BA Hons, PGCE

Level 5 Certificate in Integrating Creative Interventions in Counselling

Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Level 5 Nutrition

Deep Release Principles and Practice 1

Certificate in Mindfulness

O.A. Diploma in Counselling Children and Adolescents.

I have also had specialist training in bereavement, abuse, trauma,  suicide, self-harm, eating disorders, addictions and cancer.

Member organisations

ACC

Association for Christian Counsellors (ACC)

The Association of Christian Counsellors is a professional body representing and setting standards for Christian counselling and care in the UK.

The organisation is made up of various different membership categories, including Counsellor and Accredited, and requires all members working as counsellors to undertake Continuous Professional Development on a regular basis.

Accredited register membership

Association for Christian Counsellors

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.

Association for Christian Counsellors

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Stresses of the theatre, dance world and entertainment industry.

Pressures of army life

Fees

From £25.00 to £35.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

30 minute introductory session - free

60 minutes face to face - £35

60 minutes phone/online - £30

Concessions available for students and for those on benefits or low incomes.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Telephone & online counselling weekdays (early evenings by arrangement) & socially distanced appointments, depending on current government guidelines, vaccinations & up to date tests.

Liskeard, Cornwall, PL14

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Additional languages

French

Online platforms

Zoom