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Counsellor and Therapist (Registered MBACP)

About me

Welcome! My name is Lee and I am a registered counsellor with 19 years of experience providing counselling and therapy on a short or long term basis. 

My passion in the last few years is to get more men and young men to engage in therapy. I have specialist knowledge of working with women but experienced men struggling to seek and participate in therapy.  

I'm aware of how difficult and overwhelming it can be to search and find the right therapist and that's why I would like to tell you a few things about me and how I work.

I believe in working with you to understand your concerns in a friendly and non-judgemental manner. My experience has been gained working in the NHS as well as the private, charitable, and voluntary sectors. 

I specialise in working with individuals experiencing issues in their relationships, stress, anxiety, panic, depression, anger, self-confidence, difficulties from childhood, OCD, self-harming, PTSD, personality disorders, life transitions, problems at work, addictions, and trauma both past and present. I have worked with young people through to adults, many of these with complex behavioural needs.

I have been working as a counsellor in private practice for 15 years. I have specialised in trauma, complex trauma, addictions, personality disorders, men's issues and anxiety-related conditions.

My personal journey has allowed knowledge, wisdom, kindness with a sense of humour to influence my approach as a therapist.

Training, qualifications & experience

2003 - Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling - CPCAB

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (level 2 -3 accreditation) APT (Association of Psychological Therapies)

Supervision - Managing Learners in Practice (Practice Learning Supervisor for Social Work Students) Plymouth University

Licensed Practitioner of Integral Eye Movement Therapy

Master Practitioner of NLP (INLPTA International NLP Trainers Association)  

Master Practitioner of Hypnotherapy (ABH/ABNLP)  

NLP Life Coach (IAAPT International Academy of Alternative Psychology and Therapy)

Through my therapeutic work, I have a vast knowledge of working with complex trauma, adult and child attachment problems and other difficult emotional and behavioural problems. I have counselled clients and run therapeutic and psychosocial group work sessions for the last 17 years.

I was an expert witness within the Family Law Courts throughout the United Kingdom for 9 years.

Member organisations


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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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From £40.00 to £45.00
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

When I work

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Further information

I offer a free 30-minute session either face to face, via Zoom video call or by telephone where we can discuss how I can help you and you can ask any questions you may have.

If you decide that I am the right therapist for you, we can schedule our first session and discuss your expectations from therapy and how it can support you in achieving your goals. 

46 Mutley Plain, Plymouth, Devon, PL4 6LE

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

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