Thanks for visiting my profile.. I feel passionately about working in collaboration with and empowering clients in the best way possible to move forward in life, supporting you to find resolution to whatever difficulties are troubling you which have brought you to counselling.
How I can help
I appreciate how much courage it can take to make contact & wish to reassure you that I offer a safe space where you will feel supported, listened to, treated with respect, empathy & without judgement. and where you will be encouraged to feel safe enough to talk about things which can be sometimes difficult to put into words and make you feel vulnerable or sad. You will not be pressured to talk about anything that you do not feel ready or willing to talk about and we will work at a pace that you feel comfortable with.
I offer a FREE Introductory appointment so if you are struggling and thinking about having counselling then do get in touch via email or telephone to discuss how I may be able to help.
Over the years I have observed how anybody can be affected by traumatic life changing events, Often we do not seek help until reaching a point where difficulties become so overwhelming we recognise that something needs to change You may have a specific problem for which you are seeking help, or you may feel troubled but are not sure why.
I have a special interest in supporting people experiencing anxiety, depression, grief, loss, life and relationship transitions (eg divorce, redundancy, bereavement) and where mental & emotional health is impacting on physical health. To gain specialist experience I volunteered with SWEDA Eating Disorder Team and a Bereavement Support Team.
I have always been interested in supporting people with their mental health and for many years I worked in the NHS as medical secretary in a mental health team prior to training as a complementary therapist and subsequently as a counsellor.
Online therapy and clinic locations
I offer online counselling and face to face appointments from a comfortable therapy room in Wellington, convenient for convenient for Taunton, Wiveliscombe, Hemyock and communities on the Blackdown Hills and for the M5 motorway.
I work with adults over the age of 18 either on a long-term or short-term basis according to your individual needs.
Please do not hesitate to contact me for a FREE initial appointment to explore how I may be able to help you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a professional qualified and insured integrative counsellor registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
As an integrative counsellor I am able to tailor my approach to the individual needs of my clients, as everyone is unique and we all have different ways of processing our emotions and thoughts.
My experience includes
- Anxiety and panic
- Body image
- Chronic illness and its impact/supporting those where emotional health is impacting on physical health
- Depression and hopelessness
- Eating disorders and disordered eating patterns
- Grief, loss and bereavement (including infant loss)
- Loss of direction/difficult life choices
- Low self esteem/self worth
- Relationship challenges (family, friendships, partner, work, unfinished business from past relationships)
To gain specialist experience I volunteered as counsellor in a Bereavement Support Team and with SWEDA counselling clients with eating disorders.
I attend as many training courses and CPD events as possible to keep myself up to date with current practice and continue my learning including:
- Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling
- Master Practitioner Eating Disorders & Obesity (National Centre for Eating Disorders)
- Advanced Certificate in Relationship Therapy
- Self-harm (PODS)
- Sexual Abuse (PODS)
- Anxiety (NICABM)
- Shame (NICABM)
- Bereavement and loss
- Foundation for Infant Loss training
- Working with Parents after the Death of a Baby
- Working with Complex Trauma
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
£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
FREE Introductory Appointment (up to 30 minutes)
If you have any questions about any aspect of counselling I welcome enquiries so do get in touch
Counselling £50 per hour for individuals face-to-face, online or by telephone. Couples counselling £65.00 per hour
If you are on a low income I offer a limited number of concessionary rates so do contact me for further information.
NB I am only working with couples face to face, (not online), from my clinic in Wellington.
Face to face appointments available in Wellington (subject to Covid restrictions)
Online/telephone appointments between 9.30 am - 7.00 pm (Monday - Thursday)