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)
* Online and Telephone Counselling
* 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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£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.