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MBACP (Accred)

About me

With  twenty years experience as an Integrative Psychotherapist, I draw on a wide variety of approaches that are appropriate to the individual, working empathically in a time sensitive model believing a safe, supportive therapeutic relationship is paramount. I am also an experienced EMDR Therapist and Mindfulness (MBCT) teacher.

I work with people of all ages, from all walks of life and have experience of helping across a wide range of personal difficulties.

As well as working in private practice, I have worked in the NHS for over fifteen years both within GP surgeries and Occupational Health. I provide Clinical Supervision for other Counsellors and Health Care professionals. I provide Stress management training  within the workplace and Mindfulness courses within the community.

I have an ongoing interest in the emotional upheaval during transitions and life stage development.

Counselling provides a space for you to reflect, away from the pressures of everyday life. I would hope to sensitively help you;

  • Explore the way you think, feel and act in a respectful, accepting and non-judgemental way.
  • Gain a clearer understanding of the problem and how it is affecting you.
  • To find a new perspective on the situation that opens up choice and a way forward.
  • Make appropriate changes in your life that offer greater freedom and personal development.

I am accredited with The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and work in accordance with their Code of Ethics.

It is important that you feel comfortable with the Counsellor that you chose to work with so please feel free to call and we can chat to see if what you are looking for and what I can offer match up.

Training, qualifications & experience


MSc Counselling (Bristol University) 2004
Post Graduate Diploma Counselling in Health Care Settings(Bristol University) 2003
Certificate in Counselling 1995
Supervision 2007
CBT and Training 2007
EMDR (Parts 1, 2 and 3) 2011
ILM level 5 Management Coaching and Mentoring (2012)

Training includes:

Mindfulness Teacher Development
Coaching and Mentoring
Working with the Inner Child
Loss and Bereavement
Critical Incident Debriefing
Anger management
Overcoming Procrastination
Transactional Analysis

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I am a qualified EMDR therapist and Mindfulness teacher and use both approaches throughout my work.


From £60.00 to £105.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • WPA

Additional information

£60 daytime £70 evening
£65 Couples

EMDR £90-£105 ( 90 mins)

£65 Supervision individuals, £70 organisations

Zoom/Skype/ Face Time sessions also available

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Appointments are available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesdays from 8.30 until 6 pm last appointment.

Further information

Having relocated home to Cornwall in 2008 I am enjoying adding to the work/ life balance with regular coastal walking. I love socialising with friends whilst enjoying spending time with my husband and two grown up daughters.

I regularly practice Yoga and meditation, love to watch football and when time allows I like to dabble with creative writing.

Junipa, Unit 7, Jubilee Wharf, Commercial Road, Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 8FG

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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There is a lift available.


In person

With seventeen years experience as an Integrative Counsellor I draw on a wide variety of approaches that are appropriate to the individual, working empathically in a time sensitive model believing a safe, supportive therapeutic relationship is paramount.

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