I am a professionally qualified Integrative Counsellor, experienced in working with young people and adults with a wide range of issues.
I have a special interest in stress and anxiety, in how the nervous system works and how it impacts our mental, emotional and physical wellbeing.
I use my experience as a Shiatsu practitioner and my mindfulness practice to help my clients to understand how their body and mind are relating to each other and incorporate mindfulness and relaxation exercises into my sessions where appropriate to help my clients to manage their anxiety symptoms.
From the foundation of a strong therapeutic relationship, I am equally at ease using Gestalt creative techniques, Sandtray therapy or CBT and Solution Focused techniques for short term work.
My counselling style has been described as warm, friendly, compassionate and genuine. I offer a calm, welcoming and grounded space and a genuine interest and acceptance in all that you wish to bring to our sessions.
Training, qualifications & experience
My training was in Integrative Counselling, which means that I was trained in Person Centred, Gestalt and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and this allows me to work with my clients in a very holistic and fluid way, moving between approaches and techniques as and when appropriate to the individual client.
I have experience working with long term clients, families experiencing bereavement and for the last 3 years working for the Student Counselling Service at Plymouth University.
Qualifications and Training
- Level 4 Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, MBACP
- Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills (CPCAB)
- Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills (CPCAB)
- Shiatsu Diploma (Bristol School of Shiatsu)
- Post graduate training in Transformational Dialogue (Bristol School of Shiatsu)
* Mindfulness for Health and Well-being
* Integrative Sandplay
* Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
* Substance Misuse
* Trauma, the Brain and Recovery
* Body Process
* Sexual Abuse
* Loss and Grief
* Solution Focused Therapy
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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£40 per hour for an individual session
I offer a free initial half hour session to all new clients, which gives you the opportunity to meet me and decide if you feel you would like to work with me.
I am also very happy to discuss any concerns you may have about starting counselling over the phone free of charge.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I currently have flexible availability and can offer daytime and some evening appointments in Exeter and Totnes.
Types of client