I provide confidential counselling and psychotherapy, short and long term, in a quiet rural setting. I have twenty five years' experience of working with individuals and couples and of providing supervision for other practitioners.
Training, qualifications & experience
I qualified with a Post-graduate Diploma in Counselling & Human Relations from Exeter University in 1991. During the years since, I have completed further training in Family Therapy, Family Systems Therapy (Family Constellations), Asperger Syndrome, Eco-Therapy, Mindfulness and Somatic Trauma Therapy. I have recently completed a Certificate in Creative Writing with Aberystwyth University. I have a Certificate in Supervision from the London Gestalt Centre.
At present I work in private practice and as an associate counsellor with a national employee assistance organisation and other organisations offering short-term counselling services. I have had experience of working in the voluntary sector, further education and with the Health Service, where I worked as a counsellor with parents of children referred to a Child Psychology Service, and as a counsellor and trainer in interpersonal skills and stress management for an NHS Staff Well-being Service. I have also had considerable experience as a tutor and trainer in counselling skills and counselling for colleges in both Cornwall and Wales.
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.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. 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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Individuals (1 hour): £45 Couples (1¼ hour): £60
Individuals (1 hour): £50 (1½ hour): £65
Organisations (1 hour): £55 (1½ hour): £75
Reductions may be available by negotiation for clients on a low income, unwaged, and for students undergoing training in counselling/psychotherapy.
Please note that due to the coronavirus situation I am currently unable to offer face-to-face sessions I am available for online or telephone counselling.