Types of Issues that I work with
Sometimes we all need a safe place to talk simply because we are human and life can be tough. I am passionate about supporting you to become happy and comfortable with who you are so that you can better cope with whatever comes your way.
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 50 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 therapy to adults, teenagers and children.
- face to face talk therapy
- phone sessions
- video call sessions
- walk and talk outside
- animal assisted therapy with my dog.
- creative activiites such as sandplay (allowing the expression of emotions that are hard to put into words)
I am 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. This is why I offer you a free first session with no obligation to continue.
Where I am based
I am based in North Devon near Holsworthy, aprox. 1/2 hr from Bude, Bideford, & Launceston and work with adults, adolescents & children.
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
- Children & Young People Diploma
- Supervision Diploma
- NCS Tutor for CPD programmes for helping professions including counselling
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. I also have experience of working with adults at The Dartmoor Center in Newton Abbot and with children in schools (often play based therapy).
I also teach a diploma about working with young people & children to other professionals as a National Counselling Society tutor for the organisation Safe Space.
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.
National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£45.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
1:1 therapy sessions
Your 1st session is free with no obligation. Thereafter, £45 per hour session. This can be face to face (currently Walk & Talk on private land) 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 - £40 per hour session
Professional Supervision 1:1 or Group for all helping professions (eg. NHS, education etc.)
Professional supervision 1:1 - £45 per hour, £67 per 1 1/2 hours (usually monthly)
Professional group supervision - £40 per group member for 1 1/2 hr. Longer sessions available. (usually monthly)
phone and video calls and Walk & Talk are available during the Corona Virus outbreak for both counselling and supervision sessions.
Mon - Thurs Outdoor Walk & Talk (daytime) and phone / video calls (day or evening).
I am currently still working outdoors so please wear suitable clothing and footwear.