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Registered MBACP Adv.Dip Adults & YP Counsellor/Supervisor

About me

Anyone of us will experience a challenging time or unexpected life changing event. It takes courage, honesty and commitment to confront whatever is concerning you. You don't have to explore this on your own.

I believe everyone has the potential to find their owns ways of getting through difficult times and painful experiences. By providing a comfortable environment and appropriate support, where we feel safe and accepted for who we are and how we are feeling, creates the conditions to enable a person to be honest, open and willing for self exploration.

I offer a rural setting in a garden lodge placed within the natural surroundings of the South Devon countryside. I am a integrative counsellor which means I trained with several different theories and approaches.   These approaches can be tailored to your need as we work together.

I work with adults of all ages and young people (year 7 onwards) on a 1:1 basis, face to face, telephone, online zoom and walk and talk. As well as private practice, I have worked in an Exeter and Taunton counselling agency, family assessment service, St Margaret's Hospice, a School Counsellor in private and state secondary education, providing a wide range of valuable experience. I have additional training in loss and bereavement counselling and creative CBT.

I qualified as a Supervisor in 2019. I feel passionate to create a supportive learning environment built upon trust and equality enabling an open honest professional relationship. This is open to qualified counsellors, student counsellors, teachers, support staff NHS workers and other helping professions.

I'm a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and abide by the BACP code of ethics visit (www.bacp.co.uk). I hold a valid DBS disclosure. I value authenticity, autonomy, commitment, humour, trust and the therapeutic relationship.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have over 12 years experience of counselling.  My training as a counsellor began in 2008.  I fully qualified as a counsellor therapist in 2011, with an ‘Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling’, at the Iron Mill College, Exeter, a BACP Accredited course.  
 
I qualified as a Supervisor in 2019 after completing the ‘Diploma in Supervision’ at ‘Safe Space for Counselling’.  This course is recognised by the NCS (National Counselling Society) and carries the ‘Advanced Specialist Training Status’. 
 
I have worked with adults and young people, in various settings including private practice, various counselling agencies, St Margaret’s Hospice, private and state secondary schools, residential weekends for bereaved children, children’s centres and family assessment service, providing a wide range of valuable experience. 
 
I have additional training in Loss and Bereavement Counselling.  My work has been delivered:- face to face, telephone, online zoom, walk and talk, group work and children/young people residential settings with the hospice. 

  • Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling 2011 (BACP accredited)
  • Diploma in Supervision 2019 (NCS Advanced Specialist Training Status)
  • Post qualifying Diploma in Creative Cognitive Behavioural Therapy 2012 (CBT) 
  • Post qualifying Diploma in Children and Young People 2014
  • St Margaret's Hospice Loss and Bereavement Training 2011 
  • Domestice Violence (ADVA)
  • Certificate in Counselling Studies 2009
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills 2008
  • Introduction to Counselling Skills 2008

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£40.00 per session
Free initial in-person session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

I offer an optional free consultation, and this is an opportunity to ask questions and see if we are happy working together.

The sessions are weekly for 1 hour, both long term and short term counselling. I work with adults and young people (year 7 onwards)  on a 1:1 basis, face to face, telephone, online zoom, walk and talk.  

My fee for Counselling is £40.00 (1 hour)

My fee for Supervision is £60.00 (1.5 hours)

On occasions, I can see clients in their own home.  

Telephone 07802 881432

Exeter, Devon, EX6

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Families
Organisations

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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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.

Free parking The garden lodge is wheelchair accessible.

Online platforms

Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

I feel passionate to create a supportive learning environment, based upon trust and equality, enabling the presentation of your work.

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