We all struggle in life from time to time and need support with bearing the pain, help with navigating confusing feelings, a challenging situation or life change.
Talking to friends or family doesn't always bring the help we need. Perhaps there are conflicting agendas or maybe it is too difficult for loved ones to witness your painful emotions or experiences. It can be so helpful to talk to someone neutral and non-biased who has no expectation of you.
You may need help with a specific issue such as anxiety, depression, low self esteem, PTSD or addiction. Maybe you have suffered a bereavement or are struggling with your relationships. Perhaps you have lost your way in life and need help re-orienting, or would like to enhance your personal growth.
Whatever your circumstances are I can offer a safe and confidential space where you can feel free to be yourself. I will meet you with warmth, non judgement and empathy. My aim is to accompany you on your journey, gently inviting you to visit places that may bring insight and help you to find your own ways to heal and make changes. I will use a range of techniques from my training and experience. I will always respect your pace and judgement about what is right for you.
I hope to help you to deepen your connection with yourself and increase your insight and awareness. My focus is always on gently encouraging the growth of self acceptance and compassion, as I know the powerful change that this can bring.
If you think you would like to work with me you can phone or email to arrange an initial session. In this session we will talk about the kind of support you are looking for and you can decide if you would like to continue. If so we can arrange weekly or fortnightly sessions, for the long or short term.
My sessions are one hour, face to face, in a peaceful room near the centre of Penzance.
I am a registered member of BACP and abide by their ethical framework. I have regular supervision and am committed to the on-going process of learning and developing, both personally and professionally.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Counsellor with CLEAR, working with adults who have experienced trauma
- Diploma in Person-centred Counselling and Therapy (Level 5)
- Counsellor with CRASAC (Cornwall Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre)
- Counsellor with Penhaligon Agency
- CRASAC training course
- 8 week mindfulness training
- Certificate in Adult Literacy Teaching (Level 4)
- Post Graduate Certificate in Education
- BA Hons (English & Philosophy)
- Through my work with CRASAC I have experience of working with a range of issues, including depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, PTSD, addiction, grief and loss.
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£40 for a one hour session
Some concessionary spaces available.
Please feel free to contact me by phone or email with any questions, or to talk about what I can offer you.