I am an experienced counsellor based in Calstock, Cornwall and Plymouth. I provide one-to-one counselling to help people find their way through at times of distress. I have worked with many issues such as depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, self injury, shame, guilt and relationship problems along with many other difficult emotional issues.
My aim is to offer you a safe, supportive, non-judgemental space where you can share your experiences in confidence and help make sense of whatever is causing you distress.
Counselling can help us gain an understanding of ourselves; how we behave and how our past experiences effect who we are today. Explaining our thoughts and feelings can help us understand our distress, gain empowerment, build confidence and help us deal with the challenges life throws at us.
For many people approaching counselling can cause feelings of anxiety but I truly believe that this new journey of exploration will bring a positive experience facilitating personal growth with endless possibilities for positive changes. My aim is to empower people with the confidence and skills they need to lead more happier and enriched lives.
I offer an initial meeting of 30 minutes free of charge where you can ask any questions you may have and get a feel of how I work and whether this would work for you. If you feel this isn’t right for you I would be happy to recommend another therapist that would suit your needs.
You would not be expected to commit to a number of sessions. You can decide as you go along whether you would like to continue.
Whatever you bring to a session will be kept confidential. The only person I talk to about my work is my supervisor which is required under the BACP Ethical Framework. However, the identity of clients is kept totally confidential.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have gained a wide range of exerience working as a volunteer in The Zone, Plymouth with issues such as self esteem, self injury, relationships, sexuality, anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts.
I have worked for the past 8 years in Primary and Secondary schools and colleges in Plymouth and Bodmin offering counselling in a one-to-one setting with young people from the age of 6 to 18 years. I have also worked alongside families to help gain understanding of deeper issues such as working with children with anger, behavioural issues and attachment disorder.
I have experience of working with clients in a GP Practice who have diverse and challenging issues such as anxiety, depression, childhood trauma, bereavement and relationships problems.
I currently run a private practice based in Plymouth and Calstock.
Please feel free to give me a ring for a brief chat with no obligation to give you the opportunity to assess whether I am the right person to help you.
Qualifications and Training
- Diploma in Professional Supervision
- Diploma in Person Centred Counselling
- Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling
- Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural therapy
- Certificate in Transactional Analysis
- Certificate in Attachment and Trauma
I am registered and an accredited member of B.A.C.P (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and I work within their Ethical Framework for Good Practice.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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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