About me

Hello! Thanks for looking at my page.  It can be difficult finding the right therapist.  Therefore, I offer a free 20 minute phone consultation prior to booking an appointment.  My previous career was in nursing. 

I offer a  space for you to explore your thoughts, make life decisions, understand yourself and your feelings better.

My training was in person-centred counselling and the foundation of my work is built on respect, empowerment and authenticity.  I believe that therapy is a collaborative activity.  I don't have the answers, however I can help you to find the right ones for you.  I have a particular interest and training in Eating disorders/ Food issues.  I also have experience working with people who have depression, anxiety, ( including social and health anxiety) shyness and hoarding.  

Initial contact

Either call, text or email me. We can set a time for an initial phone chat, to talk about what you need from counselling.  Or maybe you would rather just book a session.  It is up to you how often we meet.  However it is always best to have weekly sessions for a few weeks initially so we can get to know each other.

Some clients come for just a few sessions, others come for longer term work.  This will always be your decision.

I am now offering face to face appointments in Totnes. The room is well ventilated and social distance is observed.  However I will offer Zoom/Skype sessions if you are more comfortable with that.

I am able to offer evening or weekend appointments. Not too keen on early mornings though!

I look forward to meeting you.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Certificate in Counselling- Brighton 1992
  • Diploma in Counselling East Sussex College Lewes 1994
  • Certificate in Practitioner skills for Eating disorders- National Centre for Eating Disorders
  • I have taught Assertiveness- Adult education
  • Training with the Samaritans 2020

Member organisations

BACP

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

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Assertiveness
  • Health issues - i.e illness

Fees

£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Additional information

£40 per hour

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Totnes
Devon
TQ9 5DW

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

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.

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom
Julie Spinks

Julie Spinks