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I offer warm, caring, sensitive and strong support, providing you with a safe and confidential space in which you may talk through whatever issues, problems and difficulties you might be experiencing.
Throughout the process I will take care in helping you gain a true perspective on how you would like your life and relationships to be, so that you may have some sense of the direction in which you would like to go.
I am very experienced in dealing with complex and difficult mental health issues. I have worked in Health and Social Care for over 30 years, and I am an experienced BACP registered Counsellor and Supervisor, working in private practice in Ashburton and Plymouth, face-to-face and online.
I have training and experience working with people across many areas including complex trauma, Oncology & Health Psychology, Criminal Justice, Mental health and Learning Disabilities (Autism), special & secondary education, self harm/suicide, drug/alcohol use and addiction, abuse issues and eating disorders.
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced Diploma Integrative Counselling (BACP Accredited) - Iron Mill Exeter.
Certificate in Counselling (BACP Accredited) - Iron Mill Exeter.
Certificate in Supervision CTSD Bath (UKCP Recognised).
BSc (Hons) Psychology - Clinical Psychology, Health Psychology, Psychophysiology and Psychopharmacology.
NVQ5 Operational Management (Res. Care Learning Disabilities & Associated Mental Health problems).
NVQ4 Registered Manager Award & NVQ4 Social Care.
OCR Trainer and NVQ Assessor in Social Care and Management.
Mindfulness Teacher Training - level 1 - Exeter University
2 year Dharma Practitioners Programme
Many other trainings over the years!
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Accredited register membership
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£55.00 per session
Concessions offered for
Counselling & Supervision - 55/hr
When I work
At this time I have some availability here in my clinic in Ashburton face to face on a thursday. (No space at this time in Plymouth).
I work via zoom monday and thursday.
I am actively and enthusiastically engaged in my own ongoing development involving supervision, Continuing Professional Development, and a daily practice of meditation and learning. I became interested in personal development and the 'big question about the meaning of life' just before leaving school in the early mid-eighties.
I have worked professionally in Social Care for over 35 years with children and adults in the private, voluntary and public Sectors including work in the fields of Learning Disabilities, Mental Health, Special Education , and Dementia Care, as both therapist and staff Manager/Trainer/Assessor/Supervisor.
At the heart of my special interests is Health and Illness and the MIND/BODY connection and how the workings of both, in all their incredible complexity, influence each other in the creation of physical and mental health or illness. This sits alongside my own interests in Meditation, Bodywork & Spirituality that I have pursued since I was a teenager!
As well as offering 1:1 therapy, I am the Clinical Lead for a CIC managing counselling provision for GP surgeries in Devon. I am a tutor and trainer with Lotus Training for Counselling and Mindfulness, teaching levels 2 to 5. https://lotustrainingco.co.uk. I also continue to serve as the buddhist chaplain in the prison on the moor, where I have served since 2009.