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(reg. MBACP, DPhil)

About me

My approach is kind, holistic and restorative. I have specialist experience supporting those with experiences of chronic anxiety and overwhelm.

When experiences are confusing, overwhelming, recurrent, conflicting or difficult to share with those around you, it can be hard to find a way through your own.  People often come to me when they would like professional help or find it difficult to share their struggle with others in their life.  For example I can help with

  • Crisis, heartbreak and loss
  • Going through an illness or diagnosis (your own or another's)
  • Processing a traumatic experience
  • Conflicting or recurring/enduring thoughts or feelings such as guilt, worry, overwhelm, anger, emptiness
  • Difficulty in knowing what you want, need, think or feel
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Changes in circumstances including stressful life events or stages
  • Discovering meaning and purpose

Many describe going away from their first session with a sense of immediate relief to have begun finding a way through what seemed difficult or impossible on their own.

Our work together will be guided by you so you will never need to share, say or do anything you don’t want to.  You can expect transparency from me and to be met with care and understanding rather than judgement.

Next Steps

If you are interested in working together, you can enquire or arrange an initial session by phone, text or email. Alternatively if you would like to find out a bit more ahead of getting in touch, you can visit my website.

What Happens at an Initial Meeting?

In an initial session we would take time with what you would like from therapy, any questions or fears you have and consider how we might work together. If I felt I could not offer what you hope for, I would be clear about this and recommend another practitioner or service where possible. You need not make a decision about working together at the initial session.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training and Qualifications

  • Certified Complex Trauma Professional (CTTP level 2 2019-2021, Janina Fisher)
  • Internal Family Systems Level 1 (2021, IFS Portugal)
  • Certificate in Group Facilitation (2020, Re-Vision)
  • Diploma in Integrative Supervision of Individuals & Groups (2018, The Grove)
  • Advanced Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling (ABC awards, 2014)


  • Counsellor/ therapist & supervisor (Private practice, Totnes & online, 2015 - present)
  • Tutor & assistant course director (Devon & Cornwall Counselling Hub, 2016 - present)
  • Counsellor (Simply Counselling Community Interest Company, 2013 - 2018)

Prior to beginning therapeutic work, I studied and worked for 10 years at the University of Oxford and later for Glasgow University as an applied statistics researcher and lecturer. Whilst therapeutic work is very different in nature, I bring with me clear thinking and an ability to hold focus and recognise patterns within a wider context.  I find this helps me to work gently and effectively with complex and confusing experiences.

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


£50.00 per session

Additional information

I offer a limited number of concessionary spaces so please do ask if the full fee is not viable for you. I appreciate talking about money can be difficult and aim to make what I offer as accessible to all as possible.

When I work

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Totnes, Devon, TQ9

Redlake Trading Estate, Ivybridge, Devon, PL21

Type of session

In person

Types of client


Key details

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If meeting in person, the usual venue I work from requires a single flight of steps.

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In person

The Supervisory Process and My Approach I see supervision as a joint undertaking where we will evaluate and reflect on your work including your personal process and self awareness.

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