I am a fully qualified, insured therapeutic counsellor and registered member of the 'British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists' (MBACP) and registered member of the National Counsellling Society (MNCS (Accred). These memberships ensure that I work within best practice guidelines and provide peace of mind, with acknowledgement through vetting by the professional standards authority.
My private practice takes place in Exminster and occasionally inner city Exeter, where I offer a safe and comforting space to talk and explore. I work with honesty, acceptance, compassion and non-judgement.
The practice rooms I work from are quiet and reassuring in their size and décor, which I hope will put you at ease. Easilly accessible, Exminster is 5 minutes from the M5, 20 minutes from the city centre and on a regular bus route.
Taking time for yourself and entering into counselling takes a lot of courage and the initial steps may feel uncomfortable, but I am here to help you through that time and support you. With the focus of our work being on your unique and individual experience of your circumstances; how you're feeling, thinking and responding. And how we can work together to help you achieve your best possible self and/or clarity.
I am an Integrative Counsellor using elements of several theoretical models, such as, CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), Gestalt or Attachment Theory, as well as the Person-centred approach - the foundation of my approach - to help you explore and gain a deeper understanding so you can move to a more positive place, to feel heard and empowered.
The focus of the majority of my work with clients is overcoming anxiety, building self-esteem/confidence and self acceptance. However, I work with a great many other areas too.
Training, qualifications & experience
I qualified with a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling at Exeter College after successfully completing the Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills and Theory and Level 2 Introduction to Counselling.
I continue to attend regular and additional Continue Professional Development.
Over the last 2 years I have had the opportunity to work with a wide and varied selection of personal and emotional life transitions and challenges, volunteering for an organisation offering affordable counselling to those on low incomes. I also have a personal interest in helping people to overcome or manage Anxiety and Stress and its impact on the emotional, thinking and physical body.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I also have experience of working with individuals with diagnosed mental health conditions. Although I do not work with the condition itself, I do work with the individual regarding underlying related issues, such as loneliness, marginalization, feelings of worthlessness, guilt and so on.
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Reduced rate of £25 for initial 1st session
£40 per one hour session for Individuals
£30 per one hour session for Students and Trainee Counsellors
I have a limited number of sessions available to those on low incomes and the fee will be set according to affordability and circumstances.
Free 20 minute initial phone call
Payments can be made by Cash, Card or Bank Transfer
If you require any additional information or requirements, such as wheelchair access to sites for sessions, for example, please do ask.
Some particular requests will very much depend on the venue and availability, but are usually not a problem to sort out as long as enough notice is given in order to put things into place.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Please ask in advance. Some practice rooms are not as suitable as others
Tues a.m./ Wed a.m. & p.m./ Thurs p.m. / Fri p.m.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|