About me

Working remotely

There is now no need to feel excluded from seeking help. For some, work, childcare, or distance, has been a block to accessing therapy. But that has changed. I can offer telephone sessions, just as easily as the more traditional face-to-face.

For your convenience we can work together remotely by phone using WhatsApp, Zoom or face to face. Making it easy to work with clients from all over the country and beyond, therefore location is no longer a barrier to getting support.

First Contact

In the first instance, message or email me, and then we can book in a brief telephone chat, during which time you can ask questions and together we can agree on how to proceed, and book in a first session.

Going Forward

As an experienced practitioner of more than 20 years, I am experienced in the use of a wide range of counselling approaches to provide integrative, solution focused, client led, bespoke therapy.

During our first session appointment, we can decide and agree on the right approach for you, that will get you back to feeling like your old self, or even better, in the least amount of time.

Before becoming self-employed I gained considerable experience working with drug and alcohol addiction, whilst working for a national charity linked to criminal justice and by working at an independent drug therapeutic community. But I also have experience of the care industry and I did train as an Orthopaedic Nurse.

Throughout my Counselling career I have regularly engaged in on going professional development, adding a variety of skills to my tool bag. So as well as a Counselling Diploma, I have an NLP Diploma, Advanced Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy Diploma, Psychosexual Dysfunction Diploma and BWRT Diploma.

I specialise in working with Anxiety in all its forms, Panic Attacks, Fears and Phobias, Addictive Behaviours, Sadness, General Anxiety Disorders, and Depression, as well as feelings of low self esteem and lack of confidence.

However, I also Coach people who are just generally a little bit stuck. For example, I've worked with several high achieving people who are bright, successful and have a very good lives. But who were just lacking a little bit of direction career wise, and felt stuck. I guess we can all recognise those times in our lives where it's sometimes 'harder to see the woods for the trees'. In those instances it took only a few sessions, to enable them to tap into resources which got them back on track and focused.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Counselling Diploma, 20 years plus post qualification experience
  • Hypnotherapy Advanced Diploma
  • CBT - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • NLP - Neuroligguistic Programming
  • BWRT - Brain Working Recursive Therapy
  • Psychosexual Dysfunction

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I work across many areas, but I specialise in areas of Depression, Fear or Phobia, Anxiety, and Low Mood. But of course people don't fit into precise boxes, so why not just give me a call or email if you'd rathe. and we can have a brief chat and take it one step at a time.

Fees

From £50.00 to £60.00

Additional information

Counselling

  • Face to face or telephone  £50 - 1 hour.

Hypnotherapy

  • Hypnotherapy Initial Consultation £60 (one to one and half hours) face to face.
  • Adult Hypnotherapy £60 - face to face - 1 hour.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Monday to Friday, obviously times vary due to diary availability. 

Plymouth
Devon
PL3

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Accessible for people who need help, but please note there are no waiting room facilities for helpers.

Additional languages

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