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This professional is available for new clients.
Phone & Zoom also available
Many clients say walking side by side feels more natural and less intense than sitting indoors. It also has the added health benefits of moving and being outdoors.
Sometimes we all need a safe place to talk simply because we are human and life can be tough. I work to support you to become happy and comfortable with who you are so that you can understand and manage your emotions to cope better with life.
I offer short and long term support with many issues including feeling sad, generalised anxiety disorder and depression, the effects of past and recent traumas, phobias, panic attacks, family issues and many more.
About me and what types of counselling I offer
I am 52 with a family and love the outdoors and animals. I have previously worked in education and farming and so have a particularly good understanding of the pressures in these jobs. I offer counselling to adults, teenagers and children.
- walk and talk outside (dogs welcome)
- phone sessions
- video call sessions
I am termed an integrative counsellor because I incorporate different counselling approaches in my work:-
- Person Centered Therapy
- Gestalt Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Transactional Analysis (TA)
I see these approaches as simply offering different perspectives on life because different ways of looking at things at different times can be beneficial.
Above everything, how comfortable you feel working with me is the most crucial factor.
Where I am based
I am based in North Devon near Holsworthy and am happy to travel 1/2 hr to meet you near Torrington, Bude, Hatherleigh, Okehampton & Launceston (or will travel further at extra cost). I work with adults, teenagers & children 11+ if mature enough for Walk & Talk.
How to contact me
Please visit my website at www.devontherapyrooms.co.uk
Please contact me by text, phone, email or through my website.
Training, qualifications & experience
My Training and Qualifications
- Advanced Diploma in Counseling
- Post-Graduate Diploma in Pyschology
- Post-Graduate Certificate in Education
- BSc degree
- Diploma for working with children & young People
- Supervision Diploma
- CPD trainer & supervisor for other counsellors
I am an accredited member of The National Counselling Society (NCS) This is one of the organisations that set the ethical standards for our work.
I hold a current DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) clearance certificate for working with children in Devon.
I have previously worked in education and farming so have a good understanding of the pressures in these industries and also have many years experience of working with children.
I run a private practice where I see adults, adolescents and children 11+ (if mature enough for Walk & Talk) I also have experience of working with adults at The Dartmoor Center in Newton Abbot and with children in schools.
I also teach CPD to counsellors and other professionals at www.devoncounsellingtraining.co.uk
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£50.00 per session
Concessions offered for
1:1 therapy sessions
Cost is £50 per hour session (1st trial session 1/2 price) This can be face to face (I work outdoors doing Walk & Talk session) or over the phone or video call and is usually once a week but frequency may differ for up to once a month.
Trainee counsellor concession - £45 per hour session
Professional Supervision 1:1 for all helping professions (eg. counsellors, NHS, education etc.)
Professional supervision 1:1 (I cover working with adult & CYP clients of all ages)- £50 per hour, £75 per 1 1/2 hours (usually monthly)
Group Supervision available for teams (please enquire)
phone and video calls and Walk & Talk are available for both counselling and supervision sessions.
When I work
Mon - Fri Outdoor Walk & Talk (daytime / early evening) and phone / video calls (day or evening).
All my face to face sessions are Walk & Talk outdoors so please wear suitable clothing and footwear.
We Walk on peaceful footpaths. You are welcome to bring your dogs with you or request that I bring mine as I recognise that many people feel more emotionally regulated (calmer) with an animal present.