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Registered MBACP (Accred); Member EMDR Association UK
Please note: I am unable to take general enquiries until 1st June 2022

About me

I am an experienced therapist and am passionate about this profession. I work as a BACP accredited counsellor and psychotherapist, as an EMDR therapist, and as a Certified TRE® Provider. But the bottom line is I work with you, and the therapeutic relationship of trust and respect that we build underpins all that we do.

I draw on my extensive training to offer a bespoke therapeutic service, tailored to each client's needs and wishes. My integrative training is a thoughtful blend of respected theoretical approaches. At the centre of it is relationship – the relationship we have with our selves, others, and the world in which we live.

It may be that you have a clear idea of why you are considering counselling, EMDR or TRE®. Or perhaps you are wishing to explore a more general feeling you have, which is causing you concern, distress or just plain curiosity. I offer a safe and appropriate space for such exploration. This may be short-term and targeted or longer term and in more depth. Either way, counselling, EMDR and TRE® are all opportunities to take time for yourself; time to explore, discover, heal, change… and sometimes simply ‘be’ alongside your Self in the context of an ethical and professional relationship.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BACP accredited Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • IIPA (International Integrative Psychotherapy Association) Certified Integrative Psychotherapist
  • EMDR Therapist (EMDR Europe accredited training)
  • CPCAB Level 6 Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision
  • Certified TRE® Provider
  • Cruse Bereavement Care/Ascentis National Awarding Body: Awareness in Bereavement Care Foundation Course
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Education

My experience in the field of counselling and psychotherapy ranges from being a student, a client, a tutor, a practitioner and a supervisor – so I have a 360 degree perspective!

I continue to broaden and deepen my professional development with a range of courses, workshops and activities.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


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).

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Trauma specialist

Single event trauma

Complex trauma

Developmental trauma

Childhood trauma

ACE: Adverse Childhood Experiences

Photos & videos


Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Vitality

Additional information

Privately funded clients: £45 per 60 minute session

EAP and Health Insurance rates will vary

  • Concessions discretionary
  • Non-binding initial consultation
  • Sessions flexible

When I work


Further information

For further information:

Web: www.cairncounselling.com

Facebook: cairncounselling

Barnstaple, Devon, EX32

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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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.

Lift and stairs


In person

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