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About me

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I am a warm, friendly, qualified counsellor in Exeter. If you're struggling with difficult or disabling feelings, going through a hard time or just feeling generally stuck I can help you to bring about the real and meaningful change you need in your life.

I have successfully helped clients with a range of problems including anxiety, depression, anger management, bereavement and more. Whatever it is that you are seeking help with I will work hard to understand your unique needs and to provide you with the support you need.

I understand that choosing a counsellor can be daunting so I offer a free, initial consultation, either over the phone or face to face, so you can decide for yourself if I'm the right counsellor for you. I work from comfortable dedicated counselling rooms in the centre of Exeter. Weekend and evening sessions are available.

Please visit my comprehensive website for more information about who I am and how I work. For now please know that if you choose to contact me you will be treated with patience, respect and compassion from the very beginning of our relationship. I will never judge you or label you. Because you are a unique individual with unique problems I will tailor the way I work to meet your needs (and if I don't think I'm going to be the best person to help you I will let you know straight away so as not to waste your time or money.)

I am committed to working to the highest professional, legal and ethical standards at all times. I believe in the power of counselling to change lives for the better so, alongside my private practice, I also work part-time for Iron Mill College where I manage their affordable counselling service and I volunteer for the Margaret Jackson Centre, a local charity offering low-cost counselling to the general public.

Whilst I trust in the training, knowledge, experience and skills that I bring to the counselling room, the most encouraging feedback I get from my clients is that they feel I really understand them and their problems. I believe that this in itself can transform lives.

I hope to hear from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

Core Training

  • Iron Mill College - Certificate in Counselling
  • Iron Mill College - Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling

Additional Training

  • Working with Relational Trauma (PODS)
  • Human Diversity, The Challenge of Meeting the Other (WAC)
  • Anger, Rage and Relationship (Iron Mill College)
  • Eating Disorders Training Day(Exeter & East Devon Counselling Training)


  • Margaret Jackson Centre - Counsellor (Volunteer) (2014 to present)
    • Charity offering affordable counselling to the public. As one of the more experienced counsellors within the service I work with clients with more complex needs.
  • Iron Mill College - Iron Mill College Counselling Service Coordinator (2017 -present)
    • Managing all aspects of a busy, growing affordable counselling service: line-managing counsellors, assessing clients, ensuring compliance with legal and ethical frameworks.

Prior to becoming a counsellor I had a twenty year long, varied career as a conservationist, ecologist and environmental educator working for wildlife and community regeneration charities and latterly within the water industry.

Member organisations


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


Additional information

I offer a free initial consultation.

Following sessions are £40 per hour.

When I work

Mondays & Fridays - daytime and evening. Saturdays - daytime.

Exeter, Devon, EX1

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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