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MBACP Integrative Therapist and Supervisor

About me

I am a fully insured and registered MBACP Integrative Therapist, Couples Counsellor, Supervisor and a member of the Westcountry Association of Counsellors.

  • As an Integrative Therapist, I work with individuals and couples using a variety of different counselling models and methods. Although I would broadly describe myself as a Person-Centred Therapist, my methods are entirely client-led and not dictated by any personal preference in terms of therapeutic model.
  • I pride myself on my honest, non-judgmental approach, my empathy and my ability to make genuine, authentic connection with my clients. I strongly believe that the success of any course of therapy lies in the strength of the therapeutic relationship. For this reason, listening to and fully understanding who you truly are is of paramount importance to me.
  • I do not view you as someone with a problem that needs to be fixed and myself as the fixer. I do not believe anyone needs to be 'fixed', so will not offer you solutions, advice, unsolicited opinions or my personal judgements of what I consider to be 'good' or 'bad'.
  • Instead I will work with humour, curiosity, warmth and creativity with you through self-discovery towards self-acceptance.

I currently offer one-on-one sessions and couples counselling in person from my office in central Exeter, as well as via Zoom. Please feel free to give me a call or drop me an email to ask me about any aspect of my work.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling (Iron Mill, UK 2014)
  • Diploma in Supervision (Iron Mill, UK 2020)
  • Certificate in Couples Counselling (Meridian Training, UK 2018)
  • Certified Radical Honesty® Trainer (RHE, US, 2017)

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

As a musician, writer and illustrator, I also have a particular interest in working with others who work within creative fields.

I also have a particular interest in 'parasocial relationships' (obsessive fixations or crushes which are not or cannot be reciprocated) and fantasy addiction, and have almost 25 years involvement with social networking, blogging platforms and online groups. In other words, very little surprises me in terms of online interest or obsession.

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Fees

From £45.00 to £60.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Face-to-Face or Online Sessions

  • £45 per session (individuals)
  • £60 per session (couples)
  • I have a limited number of concessional rate slots (£35) for those on a low-income/full-time students. Please ask about this if you feel you would struggle to pay the full fee.

I'm happy to offer a free initial online meeting (normally 15 minutes) to reassure anyone uncertain about using Zoom for their therapy, or if you prefer to discuss the issue you want to bring to therapy sessions in person rather than by email.

When I work

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Evening appointments (after 5.00pm) are sometimes available. Please enquire via email for current open time-slots.

Further information

Radical Honesty
Radical Honesty® is a Gestalt-based communication method, and 'out-loud noticing practice' developed by American psychologist Dr. Brad Blanton in the 1990s and outlined in his bestselling books 'Radical Honesty' and 'Practising Radical Honesty'. Radical Honesty aims to create deeper more meaningful connections between you and the people in your life, reduce the stress and anxiety caused by lying, withholding and 'imposter syndrome' and enable you to be your real, authentic self in every area of your life.

I trained with Dr. Blanton in the EU and US since 2015, and in 2017 was certified by him as the UK's first Radical Honesty® trainer. 

Therapy@23, Ground Floor, 23 Southernhay West, Exeter, Devon, EX1 1PR

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations

Key details

DBS check

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I am situated on the ground floor.

Online platforms

Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online

"I aim to create a container in which reactions, comments, challenges, feelings and two-way feedback can all be shared."

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