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BSc (Hons), MSc, Adv. Dip, MBACP

About me

I do not believe that there is one right way to do therapy, only a right way that works for you. No matter what your current difficulty or situation is, I am here to listen and to help guide you through it.

Originally from Liverpool I now live in East Devon, working remotely internationally and also face to face locally. Sessions are now being taken on Budleigh beach for those who would prefer an outdoor session or within Budleigh hub 

As a qualified Counselling Psychotherapist, I can offer support for a variety of concerns from mental health worries such as anxiety and depression, to long term health conditions, gender identity concerns, work based issues, relationship issues and traumatic life events you may have experienced. I work within the gender, sexual relationship diverse (GSRD) communities and I am qualified as a pre-trial therapist working with both perpetrators and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. In addition, I have worked in primary care and have a specific interest in diabetes wellbeing, and the impact that long term health conditions can have upon our mental health.

What makes me different is my passion for the role and the work that I undertake. I work with a lot of clients who have struggled to find support in the past and for me I believe therapy should be available to all that would find it helpful. I passionately advocate for inclusion and respect, holding the belief that people are uniquely individual with the need to be understood within their own story and from their own perspective, in their own way. You have a right to express yourself, your beliefs, thoughts, and opinions, and to have your voice acknowledged and accepted, which is what I offer to you. As such I am not textbook in my approach, and we will work together to ensure your time with me is a helpful process that works for you and your schedule.

Training, qualifications & experience

My training as an integrative-humanistic counselling psychotherapist has been enhanced by previous postgraduate study in psychology, as well as my commitment to continued personal and professional development.

  • Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy (2020)
  • Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling (2019)
  • CPD Bereavement and Loss (2019)
  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills (2017)
  • MSc Psychological Research Methods (2015)
  • Mental Health Promotion NVQ4 (2014)
  • BSc (Hons) Applied Psychology (2009)

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Diabetes Mental Wellbeing

Diabetes can be a difficult condition to live with. It is always present, and it always requires attention. This can be exhausting.

As a type 1 insulin dependent diabetic myself, I have first-hand experience of the impact diabetes can have upon mental health throughout the lifetime and the limited resources currently available to help.

Diagnosis of both type 1 (no insulin production) and type 2 (limited insulin production) diabetes can be life changing for both those diagnosed and for their families and carers. Initially there might be feelings of sadness, anger, grief, denial, anxiety, depression, and fear. These feelings can and often do reoccur throughout the lifetime.

I passionately believe that as well as managing ones body with diabetes, it's equally important to manage ones mental health. Whatever your experience of diabetes I am here to support you and your mental wellbeing throughout your journey.

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Fees

£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • OAPs
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Refugees

Additional information

I firmly believe that counselling should be available to all, regardless of income or life commitments As such my costs and times are flexible to allow greater choice, dependant on your individual circumstances and needs. 

Initial Assessment:

Free (20 minutes) telephone or online

Counselling Session:

£45 (60 minutes)

£25 (30 minutes)  

Block Book 6 sessions - Paid in advance:

6 Session Fee (30 minutes): £127.50 (virtual only)

6 Session Fee (60 minutes): £229.50 (virtual and face-to-face)

Discounted block book sessions are non-refundable, but the sessions can be taken at your own pace within a 6 month timeframe. This service also ensures that your space with me is secure as my availability does fluctuate 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

In certain circumstances I can work at other times to suit your needs 

Further information

How I work:

I offer a bespoke flexible service adapting the therapy to suit you and your individual needs and circumstances. There is no right way to do therapy only a right way that works for you. I am not a silent therapist and instead will be involved and supportive with your progress every step of the way with an emphasis on sharing my knowledge with you in a collaborative manner.

I currently work across a range of virtual platforms. This includes via the telephone, video calls, and email communication. Virtual or remote therapy and counselling is similar to the more traditional face-2-face therapy. 

I also offer outdoor and indoor face-2-face sessions within East Devon 

East Budleigh, Budleigh Salterton, Devon, EX9

Liverpool, Merseyside, L13

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Online platforms

Skype
Zoom
VSee
Doxy
Microsoft Spaces
Whatsapp