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MBACP, MNCS (Accred) - Counselling & Rewind Therapy

About me

I am a professionally qualified counsellor supporting clients through depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, suicidal thoughts, relationship breakdown, affairs and betrayals, bereavement, anger, loneliness, stress, childhood trauma and abuse as well as finding purpose and passion in life.

You may be seeking counselling for lots of different reasons, feeling anxious, have low mood, be struggling with loss and grief, suffering from stress, have lost touch with your sense of self, or you might just feel that something is off balance and want to explore those feelings. Maybe life hasn't turned out how you imagined, and you want support to reflect on your past and look forward to your future with new hope.

I can also offer Rewind Therapy, which has been used effectively to manage symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), including single event trauma - such as robbery; road traffic accident; violent attack or sexual assault. Multiple event trauma - these might include combat stress; domestic violence or sexual abuse (where there is more than one occurrence of the traumatic event).

You don't need to be at breaking point before reaching out for help. Making that first step to ask for support can feel overwhelming and I have so much respect and admiration when that contact is made, you are not alone.

I am here to help you, give you the space to be heard and the chance to flourish. Working together at a pace you feel comfortable with, we can establish a relationship that helps you feel safe, share what is troubling you and increase your trust in yourself and your inner strength. I will walk alongside you during this exploration and unfolding. I am here to help you find your way home to yourself.

What happens next?

The initial chat is offered free, you will be able to outline the issues you wish to work on in counselling and I will answer any questions you have about the counselling process. This chat gives us both the opportunity to see how it would feel to work together - you can sense if you feel safe and comfortable with me and I can let you know if I feel able to help you. If you decide not to pursue counselling with me then you are under no obligation to continue beyond the initial chat.

If you're interested, please do get in touch. I offer a free introductory chat of up to 30 mins for us to explore how working together might feel. Please call me on 074855 01752 or use the contact form to send me an email.

Training, qualifications & experience

I put my client at the heart of my work and utilise different theories and tools to best support each client as an individual.

I have been volunteering for a charity in East Devon since mid 2019.


  • Level 2: Introduction to Counselling (2017)
  • Level 3: Foundation Certificate in Counselling (2018)
  • Level 4: Advanced Diploma in Counselling (NCS Accredited - 2020)

Continuing Professional Development:

  • Sand Tray Therapy (Heartwood College of Counselling and Psychotherapy)
  • CBT with Older People (University of East Anglia)
  • Psychology and mental health: Beyond nature and nurture (University of Liverpool)
  • Counselling Tutor – 80 hour CPD - Online and Telephone Counselling
  • Dealing with Distress: Working with Suicide and Self-Harm – Carolyn Spring
  • Working with Shame – Carolyn Spring
  • Bereavement Awareness – Counselling Tutor CPD
  • Pronouns Awareness - Sussex Rainbow Counselling
  • Rewind Therapy - IARTT (for PTSD)
  • A Question of Soul, The Importance of Being in the Therapeutic Relationship - BACP
  • Menopause Matters - working with peri/menopausal clients
  • Recognise and Adjust for Neurodivergence in Private Practice

I am a Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and an accredited member of the National Counselling Society (NCS), as such I abide by the code of ethics of both of these organisations. I am also an Association for Counselling & Therapy Online (ACTO) Certified Online and Telephone Counsellor.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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National Counselling Society (NCS)

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.


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

National Counselling Society

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.

National Counselling Society
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

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£45.00 per session
Free initial online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs

Additional information

I offer an initial, introductory, session of up to 30 minutes free of charge.

Payment is by BACs 24 hours in advance.

Session/fee details for Counselling

I charge £45 for a 50 minute session. I also offer a number of reduced rate sessions (£35) for those on low income or OAPs.

Session/fee details for Rewind Therapy

Rewind Therapy is usually effective within 2 - 3 sessions (no therapy is 100% guaranteed but currently research shows it has around a 85% successful outcome). Sessions are conducted face to face or by zoom, and last up to 50 mins.

The fee for Rewind Therapy is £150 which covers 2 - 3 sessions.

When I work

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Further information

It was my own experience of the transformational effect of counselling that led me to train as a counsellor. Looking back I realise how important it was for me to be able to speak to someone in confidence who accepted me and my story without judgement. I was given the space to just be me, to share my fears, explore my expectations of myself and to reach a place of acceptance.

I have always been interested in exploring what connects us all and finding that inner sense of self. I can help you explore what connects you to yourself, other people, the world around you - and even beyond. I continue to actively pursue this inner journey myself.

I enjoy being in nature, I find it energises and grounds me and I feel a deep sense of peace when I notice the details of the world around me. I capture my camera snaps on my instagram: awareness_choice_change. I practice meditation and mindfulness in my daily life and find it really beneficial. Mindfulness techniques also help slow down our speeding thoughts, notice where we are holding tension and emotions in our bodies and increase our awareness of our felt experience.

I understand the importance of feeling comfortable and at ease with your therapist. I am human too! I will offer you empathy, I won't judge you and will always be real with you. I will not tell you what to do but together we can work to build your trust in your inner strength and knowledge.

Teignmouth, Devon, TQ14

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults