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MBACP, Adv Dip in Counselling

About me

I am able to offer sessions face to face, online, or by telephone. Please contact me for details.

Do you find you make the same mistakes, that life throws the same curve ball and you get fed up with it; Counselling I believe can help. I understand however, that seeking and asking for help can feel frightening or feel like a weakness, exposing even. I however, believe it is a brave step and asking for help is a strength; getting this far is the first step. It is you looking after yourself.

I work with adults who are experiencing distressing symptoms from:

  • Anxiety.
  • Depression.
  • Low self esteem.
  • Low self worth.
  • Loss in its various forms.
  • Lack of purpose in life and things just getting too much to bear.
  • Relationship difficulties.
  • Domestic abuse.

I also offer consultations to parents who are struggling. Issues I have worked with.

  • Blended families.
  • Loss of a child to adoption and the care system.
  • Parental adoption issues e.g. post adoption depression, loss of not having a birth child.
  • Being overwhelmed by the role of parenting.
  • Being confused and overwhelmed by a child’s behaviour.

What I can offer you.

  • A supportive and safe environment.
  • Warmth and compassion.
  • Confidentiality and no judgement.
  • Support to build trust whilst gently challenging those thoughts that interfere and cause you distress.
  • Respect and acceptance.

My counselling approach is Integrative which mean I do not adhere to or use one theoretical model or approach, I like to think of this as having different tools (strategies) in a tool box which I use if needs be; it really means I can be creative and use whatever might be helpful for you. The most important theoretical informant for me is Attachment Theory, which basically means I am interested in and curious about your childhood experience, what ever that might have been, and how echoes from then can resonate in our later lives. 

I do not offer advice or make decisions for you, or about your difficulties, but I will help you explore the thoughts and feelings you are having and help you think about choices. Counselling can help clear the wood from the trees, make changes in your life so you can develop and grow as a person. Counselling can be a powerful agent to make changes in your life and gain relief from your distress.

Counselling is not magic, there are no tricks. I like to think of it as engaging in a therapeutic conversation. Laughter is allowed and does happen.

My hope for you is to experience relief from your distressing symptoms.

Training, qualifications & experience


I have experience in the voluntary sector, such as Homestart and Samaritans and have worked with families, children and individuals for over 30 years.

My initial qualification was in social care and I have worked in frontline settings in the social care sector, such as with children in care, post adoption, as well as working in CAMHS, education and in volunteer posts for charities. I have extensive knowledge and understanding of the impact of developmental trauma, separation and loss.

I worked for many years in organisations where expectations and targets are part of everyday life. As a parent, a member of a family and having experience of the work world, I have personally experienced many of the challenges and difficulties that life can throw at us.


Below is an example of some of the areas of interest in which I have received training.

  • Domestic Violence levels 1 & 2
  • Alcohol Awareness Insight Alcohol Agency.
  • Attachment in Schools with Louise Bomber
  • Adopted adolescence with Julie Hudson.
  • Life Story Work with Polly Baynes.
  • Safeguarding training.

I continue to train in areas in which I am interested and believe can help me help my clients.


  • BA Hons in Humanities;
  • DipSw(BPhil);
  • Foundation in Family Therapy.
  • Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling;
  • Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy Levels 1&2.

As a member of the BACP I adhere to and work in accordance with the ethical framework.

I have enhanced DBS clearance.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

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£45.00 per session

Additional information

My sessions are for an hour.

Individual work is £45.
Parental support/consultation £55
I have some limited spaces for concessions, such as trainee counsellors; just ask.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I am available in Chudleigh on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday afternoons.

My working hours are between 9.30am finishing by 8.00pm.

Chudleigh, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ13

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

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