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I am passionate about helping and empowering others and will offer you a confidential, safe and non-judgmental space where you can freely explore any difficulties you are currently facing. I will offer warmth and support whilst helping you to explore your situation and identify a way forward.
You may be struggling with anxiety, depression, low confidence and self-esteem or relationship problems. Events from your past may be impacting you in the here and now. You may have experienced loss or may be going through a period of transition. You may simply feel that something isn't quite right and want to learn more about this. I can help you make sense of all of these things.
I am an integrative psychotherapeutic counsellor meaning I can tailor the therapy to your individual needs and work holistically in a way that suits you best. We will work together at a pace that suits you and I can work with you on both a short and long term basis.
I offer face to face therapy from my comfortable log cabin therapy room in a quiet suburb of Plymouth. I also offer sessions online or over the phone.
Please get in touch if you would like to chat about how I could help.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold the following counselling qualifications:
- CPCAB Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
- CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
- CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Certificate in Online & Telephone Counselling
To keep my knowledge and skills up to date, I regularly undertake additional training and continued professional development.
Recent training and CPD includes:
- Level 2 certificate in Understanding Autism
- Introduction to Eating Disorders and Obesity
- Introduction to Theory and Practice of Compassion Focused Therapy
- Counsellors Guide to working with anxiety
- Counsellors Guide to PTSD
- Introducing Creativity to Therapeutic Practice
- Grief and bereavement by suicide
- Understanding self harm
- Adult and children's safeguarding training
- Mindfulness Practitioner Diploma
I have knowledge and lived experience of Autistic Spectrum Condition and experience of counselling those on the Autistic Spectrum and living with Neurodiversity. I have undertaken extensive training with the National Autistic Society and other organisations in different aspects of Autism. I also have in depth knowledge of national Autism services and those local to Plymouth.
I have training and knowledge of Multiple Sclerosis and experience of counselling those living with MS.
I am a trained Samaritan and volunteered with them for over a year. I also have experience as a Social Prescriber supporting and signposting individuals to improve their mental and physical health and wellbeing.
I have experience of counselling within Primary Care in a GP surgery, with Devon MIND and of counselling clients impacted by social, economic and environmental factors.
Before counselling, I worked as a Health Care Assistant for a decade and worked extensively with dementia.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have an extensive personal and professional knowledge of autistic spectrum condition and experience of counselling clients with autism.
I also have knowledge of and experience of counselling clients with Multiple Sclerosis.
My counselling experience includes MIND and working within Primary Care within a GP surgery. I have vast experience of counselling and supporting those impacted by social, economic and environmental factors.
£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
I am available for face to face, online or telephone sessions in Plymouth.
Please note: I offer online and telephone sessions only in York.
I offer an initial complimentary no obligation 20 minute session online or via phone to enable you to ask any questions you may have and see if you would like to work with me.
Payment can be made via cash or BACS prior to the session.
When I work
Please get in touch if I don't have your preferred availability as I am flexible and may still be able to accommodate you.
I am a registered member of the ICO to comply with Data Protection regulations and GDPR.
I am fully insured and hold a current enhanced DBS certificate.