About me

Hello and welcome

I am a qualified counsellor with 17 years experience in working with survivors of Trauma and sexual Abuse.Helping with the ongoing devastating affect it has on everyday life, for example Anxiety disorder, Depression, post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Self-harm, Anger, Loss and Grief, Relationship difficulties, Trust issues, Suicidal thoughts.

How I can help

I am calm,warm, gentle and accepting creating a atmosphere that is safe respectful, sensitive and confidential which over time I feel will give you the confidence and courage to explore freely deep painful issues. The process of exploring problems increases insight and understanding it will enables you to facilitate change and patterns of behaviour, finding more positive ways of coping with painful emotions, therefore allowing personal growth to take place and you will feel better equipped to continue in life.

My approach

Is person-centred, however over the past 17 years I have found myself using other approaches to accommodate my client’s individual needs such as Transactional Analysis (TA), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and also Creative Intervention where appropriate inner child work.

I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) therefore, abide by the Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy. I am also ( DBS )checked and carry professional indemnity insurance.

Practical Details

I work from therapy rooms in Tavistock Devon and Launcaston Cornwall. Transport links, parking within the grounds of each practice, mobility access, within 14 miles of Plymouth.

Time of appointments

Daytime 9-am to 3-pm Evening 5-pm to 7-pm Saturday 9-am to 12-am.


Face to Face counselling £40-00 per 60 minute session, Zoom counselling £30-00 per 60 minute session. Concessions available for low income. I offer long term or short term counselling depending on your needs.

Training, qualifications & experience

Level 4 – Diploma in Therapeutic counselling

Level 3 – Certificate in counselling studies

Level 2 – Certificate in counselling skills

Transactional Analysis 101

City and Guilds : The further and Adult Education Teachers certificate.

Continuous professional Development

South Devon and Dartmoor community Safety Partnership : Suicide Intervention

MindBody Breakthrough : Treating Intrusive Thoughts and the Inner Critical Voice

Deep Release : Attachment and Shame

Deep Release: Practical Skills In Working With Gastalt

WAC : Life Scripts & how do they impact upon us as therapist

Deep Release: Practical Skills In Transactional Analysis

Deep Release: Inner Child Skills

Octia Webcast : Beginning, developing and strengthening the way we work online

Deep Release : Dissociation skills workshop.

Bristol Crisis Service For Women : Working with People Who Self-Injure

Trauma and abuse group : working with Attachment trauma and dissociation.

Working With Clients on Anti-Depressants

Salt South West : Childhood Sexual Abuse Awareness

Deep Release : Adult Attachment

Deep Release : Working With The Inner Child

Iron Mill College : Bereavement And Loss : Sudden and traumatic loss

Member organisations


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

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) ( in the past as Multiple Personality Disorder-MPD )
Creative intervention - Inner Child work


Additional information

The initial session will last approximately 50 minutes £25.00

This will give us the opportunity to explore what counselling is, your expectations of counselling and will also allow each of us to ask questions without being judged. The session will be carried out in a warm, safe, caring and confidential environment. This will be our chance to see whether we can establish a mutual trusting relationship.

There will be no pressure to commit to further sessions, you can go away and think before you make a decision to enter into a counselling relationship.

Confidential Counselling

Face to face counselling session : Will last 60 minutes £40.00

Telephone counselling : Will last 60 minutes £30.00

Skype counselling : will last 60 minutes £30.00

Concessions available for people on low incomes


My availability is 0900-1900 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday. 0900 - 1200 Saturday

Further information

with in 14 miles of plymouth

Westgate Street
PL15 7AE

Abbey Mead Natural Health Clinic
7 Plymouth Road
PL19 8AU

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.