I am a trained registered Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor. I work from a relationship model which considers how our past can influence our present; relationships, meanings we have made and how this effects our current relationship to ourselves, others and our world.
If you are looking for help, support and change in your life counselling is an opportunity to explore in depth; relationship issues, presenting symptoms of anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, abuse, addiction and mental health issues. To enable you to work towards a greater sense of self and choice in your life. I offer to work with you to the best of my capacity to find what it is you need from therapy.
I have extensive experience working in a wide range of therapeutic settings, placements, agencies, charities and mental health services.
I have integrated further training into my practice to enrich my practice for my client work- CRM Comprehensive Resource Model is neuro-biologically based model, which predominately works with trauma, addiction, attachment ruptures and relationship issues, for more information please look up comprehensiveresourcemodel.com. DBR Deep Brain Reorienting is another Trauma Psychotherapy which works to process trauma and attachment ruptures from the brain stem in a safe and effect process, it can also be very effective for treating a wider range of symptoms including anxiety and depression. For further information please look up https://deepbrainreorienting.com/
Training, qualifications & experience
- level 2 counselling skills
- level 3 counselling studies
- level 4 Dip therapeutic counselling
- level 5 Psychotherapeutic counselling
- CRM Comprehensive Resource Model
- DBR Deep Brain Reorienting
Placements and organisations I have worked within are as follows:
- NDADA North Devon Against Domestic Abuse
- Clarity (mental health charity) offering low cost counselling for mental health issues.
- NHS Devon Partnership Trust Psychology department, Breaking Free program (historical sexual abuse) and Historical Trauma Program (historical trauma and abuse).
- Inclusis family Assessment Center.
- Devon County Council/DPT NHS mental health support worker for the Link Centres
- SAND Survivors Alliance North Devon CIC A specialist agency for any adults who has experienced sexual abuse or rape.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£55.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
£55.00 per session, length of sessions are 60 mins. Sessions can be arranged for 1 1/2 hrs this can be very beneficial especially for CRM and DBR sessions which sometimes require more space and time. The cost for 1.1/2 hrs is £75.00.
I also offer a concessionary rate which is agreed on an individual basis, this can be discussed prior to a booked session or in the first session itself. Please feel free to ask when making inquiries.
Please note I hold a certain amount of concessionary rated sessions- so they may not always be available.
I take cash or payment by BACS at the end of the session.
Tuesday Wednesday Thursday and Fridays mornings in Barnstaple and online.
What to expect?
First session- The first session is an opportunity to establish how we are going to work together. I use a social contract which outlines all the information regarding clients rights and professional aspects of the therapeutic work.
Subsequent sessions- Sessions are pre-booked and last for 60 mins, unless otherwise arrange and contracted.
I will regularly review the therapeutic work with you, to establish what is working well, and what may need more attention. It is not unusual for the focus of the therapy to change organically and this in itself is often part of the depth of the work.