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About me

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For: A style of counselling tailored to your needs.

I work in an integrative way, and also creatively (sand-tray, expressive-arts, holistic)

  • Self-esteem and 'feel-good' work.
  • Relationship and family work.
  • 'Mindfulness' for all.
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy.
  • CBT.
  • Person Centred.
  • Relationship, Sexuality & Gender Diversity specialist.

My counselling is about finding out what YOU need and facilitating the changes you desire.

Training, qualifications & experience

Academic degrees:

MA (hons) 2.1 University of Glasgow - English Lit / Psychology

Adv Dip Int Counselling - The Iron Mill Institute, Exeter

Several other qualifications (of university recognised standard, including training qualifications and experience) based around:

Youth work (various UK recognised)
Sexual Health and LGBT support (Terrence Higgins Trained) Experience in schools.      Gender Specialist (British Association of Gender Identity Specialists)                          Families work (specialism young people pre-court -YOT Dorset)
Autism (specialism/training, specialist sensory needs - Scotland and Goa, India)
Domestic Violence (awareness for adults and young people, trainer on RESPECT)
Self-Harm (trainer on 'coping with self-harm') experience NHS Highlands (Scotland)
Depression (various and integrative)
Suicide Intervention (ChooseLife, NHS Scotland)
PND and post/pre natal needs (Children's Centres Exeter)
Needs of carers (C4C - Devon Carers)

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£55.00 per session

Additional information

£55 per hour adults and £45 for 45mins children and young people. 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Flexible hours, in-person sessions available day time only.  Online or telephone for evening sessions. 

Further information

Author of ‘Lessons in Love & Understanding’.

Exmouth, Devon, EX8

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Online platforms



Jenni Gates

Jenni Gates