I am an experienced Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist, and have been working with clients since 2018. I work within agencies and have my own private practice in Cornwall and Devon.
My choice to train in various counselling approaches came through my experiences as a client, I came to realise that as humans we are unique and what we require from therapy varies from person to person. It could be that we need support with difficulties we are currently facing, or it could be that we seek to understand ourselves better in order to live a more fulfilling life. Whatever your reasons for seeking counselling or therapy at this time, I offer a safe and supportive space for exploration and reflection.
My core approaches are; Attachment, Humanistic/Relational, Psychodynamic, and Transactional Analysis.
My Integrative training ensures I am able to adapt to the needs of my clients. I am able to offer short-term and long-term Counselling and Psychotherapy. Being a registered member of the BACP, I follow their Ethical Framework to ensure I work with clients ethically and safely.
Deciding to come to Counselling can feel daunting and I appreciate you may have thought about it for quite some time before deciding to take the first step. Therefore, our initial session is for us to get to know a little about each other to determine whether we can work together in a therapeutic way.
I am offering face to face appointments following COVID-19 secure guidelines. For clients who do not feel comfortable to work face to face, I am continuing to provide telephone and online sessions using FaceTime, Skype and Zoom.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling (BACP Accredited) - Iron Mill College
- Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies - CPCAB
- Introduction into Contemporary Psychoanalysis - The Site
- Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills - CPCAB
- Level 2 Award in Introduction to Counselling Skills - CPCAB
- Level 3 Award in Principles of Safeguarding and Protecting Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults - NUCO Training
- Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
- Introduction to Ecotherapy - Counselling with Nature in Mind
- Introduction to Existential Counselling
- Relational Depth in Counselling
- Identification & Brief Advice with substance users
- Goals in Therapy
- An Introduction to Pluralistic Therapy
- Food for Thought - Eating Disorders Training
- Mental Health First Aid
- Eating Disorders and the Festive Season
- CRASAC Rape, Sexual Assault and Sexual Abuse Training
- Dropping the Disorder: Working Towards Change - Jo Watson
- Attachment Training (Overview and Ambivalent, Avoidant Patterns in Relationship)
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I am able to offer weekday, evening and Saturday morning appointments.
As a registered member of the BACP I follow their Ethical Framework to ensure I am working safely and ethically with clients.
I also currently work with three Cornish Charities:
- CLEAR, supporting children and adults of all ages affected by trauma and abuse.
- Counselling for Social Change, a Charity that supports people across Cornwall.
- The Women's Centre Cornwall, run by women for women, dedicated to helping women and girls face the challenges that modern life can present.
I am committed to Continual Professional Development to facilitate my role in the Counselling and Therapy profession, and also have monthly clinical supervision to support my client work.