I am an experienced, approachable & compassionate Counsellor for Adults, Young People & Children. I work integratively by combining the benefits of several therapeutic approaches to best individual needs & wishes. I have experience of counselling a wide range of clients at different stages of their lives & provide personalised sessions which are as individual & finely tuned as you are.
I provide a relaxed, calm & discreet setting where you are heard, valued & respected without judgement where we can start to unpick those issues you would like to look at. No issue is too big or too small & I work at your pace to provide an objective lens to see your problems through. I aim to reduce levels of anxiety & stress, lift depression, increase self-awareness & create a sense of empowerment with regard to facing the future. My approach is sensitive & attuned, as it can feel strange to reach out to another person for help. However challenging this may feel, acknowledging & voicing your need for support is a courageous step to take & crossing this hurdle may be the first step towards positive change for you.
I have worked as a 1:1 Counsellor & Group Facilitator in several adult organisations eg) Clarity, NDADA North Devon Against Domestic Abuse & Wand on an emergency helpline.
I have been a counsellor within secondary schools & a college of further education where my main focus has often been to reduce anxiety, raise self-esteem & confidence levels, & uncover individual strengths & inner resources.
I currently work at Young Devon & privately providing talking & creative therapy eg) play, art, music & imagery, songwriting, movement etc. I work imaginatively to allow children the space & time to express their individuality with confidence.
Counselling is a collaborative process built on deep trust & I hold the best interests of every client at the heart of my work.
Please feel welcome to leave your contact details on my answerphone or send them via e-mail & I will respond as soon as I can.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
Training & Qualifications
- Professional Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Guided Imagery & Music Level 1
- Postqualifying Diploma in Counselling Children & Young People
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Level 4 cpcab (BACP accredited),
- Understanding Autism Certificate NCFE Level 2
- Online & Telephone Counselling, Counselling Tutor
Internal Family Systems Therapy, Introduction to Art Therapy, Anxiety & Self-Harm in Children & Adolescents, Counselling for Sexual Abuse, Working with Dissociative Disorders, Counselling Older Adults, Military Veterans, Body Image, Psychodrama Workshop, Creativity for Wellbeing, Making Connections with an Autistic brain, Eating disorders, LGBT Awareness Training, Trauma Releasing Exercises, Moving & Being - exploring creative ways in relationship.
Adults WAND, Clarity, Harbour, NDADA North Devon Against Domestic Abuse.
Young People & Children - 2ndry Schools & College of Further Education, Young Devon & private clients.
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
I offer a complimentary initial session ( Zoom / phone / face-to-face) when we can discuss your concerns & what I can offer you according to your needs & wishes & both decide if we would like to start counselling sessions.
Sessions are hourly & cost £30. Concessions are dependent upon individual circumstances.
Please contact me via e-mail, text, or phone & leave your contact details - I will contact you as soon as I am able.
Concessions offered for
'Contact in psychotherapy is like the substructure of a building. It is seldom seen but it undergirds and supports all that is above ground.'
Richard G Erskine