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MBACP (accred.) Counsellor and Psychotherapist

About me

Hello, what very unusual times we've lived through. But without a pandemic life can be difficult, and for most of us, at some time during our lives, more difficult than ever before.

I'm a counsellor. My job is to help you through difficult times by allowing you the space to explore your self, feelings and thoughts. You may feel that you want someone to tell you what you should do, and there are plenty of people who will oblige I've no doubt. And they mean well. But they are not you ! They may know what feels right for them, or what has worked for them in the past but we are all uniquely different from each other. You need to find your own way through this.

I can help you to do that if you want me to.

please 'phone or e.mail me :

Tel.  01637 830743


Training, qualifications & experience

Counselling Qualifications:

Accreditation with The British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists

Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB) November 2001

Certificate in Counselling (University of Exeter) October 2000

Counselling Skills in The Development of Learning June 1992

Other qualifications:

Dip.CYW . Higher Education Diploma in Community and Youth Work:

Cert. Ed.(F.E.) Higher Education Certificate in Further Education

Professional Experience:

Private practice: Counsellor and psychotherapist ....over 20 years

Substance misuse therapist and counsellor .... 11 years

Employee assistance counsellor ..... 5 years

Schools' pastoral services supervisor .....   5 years

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


United Kingdom Register of Counsellors / Psychotherapists (UKRCP) (UKRCP)

The UKRCP is a voluntary register of Counsellors / Psychotherapists held by BACP. A condition of registration is accreditation with either BACP, COSCA, UKAHPP or FDAP.

Registered practitioners are entitled to be known as a UKRCP Registered Independent Counsellor / Psychotherapist.


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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Person Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy.

A natural process to help alleviate emotional pain and nurture psychological health for life.

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Additional information

TELEPHONE COUNSELLING   £30.00 per call ( 50minutes)   01637 830 743

On Line Counselling   £35.00 per 60 minute session

Payments via PayPal

Due to the Coronavirus situation telephone counselling and on line counselling are  available only.

This is to safeguard you and your family as well as me and mine and to help reduce the rate of contamination.

When I work

Negotiable to suit your needs, and mine.

Further information

You may be able to access free counselling through your doctor, though there might be a waiting list for this. It's worth asking.

If you're feeling desperate, for whatever reason, you might consider talking with your doctor anyway, particularly if you have one that you feel comfortable talking with.

If you're feeling frightened and suicidal the Samaritans may be able to help you immediately.

There are some agencies who offer low priced counselling in special circumstances, so check out the Internet if you're able to, or ask at your local library or Citizens'Advice Centre.

If you don't feel desperate, I suggest that you don't wait until you are!

You are not alone in feeling how you do, otherwise, there would be no counsellors advertising on this web site.

Emotional distress and suffering are more common than most people would ever believe them to be. Most of us experience symptoms at some time in our lives. Asking for help takes courage owing to the lack of awareness about counselling within the general community , in spite of the ever increasing number of qualified counsellors, and our reluctance to admit that we ever need help.

2 The Mowhay, Vosporth Hill, Crantock Village, Newquay, Cornwall, TR8 5RQ

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

telephone counselling and Zoom on-line only at present; 01637 830743


In person

As an experienced counsellor and therapist, I  offer client-centred independent and confidential supervision to other counsellors, and therapists; student level, or more experienced, and to anyone who works in a care giving or pastoral support role, as in schools and colleges, universities, hospices or any other organisation where the psychological well being of practitioners themselves, which is essential, is valued.

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