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MBACP Adv.Dip, PGCE, BA Hons

About me

BACP qualified practitioner with over 10 years of extensive experience in therapy and mental health, abroad and in the UK. I work with individuals and couples, covering a wide variety of life issues including trauma, suicide, loss, family and relationship problems, stress, self-esteem, depression, anxiety, abuse (male and female), negative thinking, and behavioural issues.

How I work

I provide a  confidential, safe therapeutic space for you to slow down, unravel your thoughts and breathe

It's your time, your pace, your direction - the whole process is tailored entirely to fit you. Working with your strengths, we look at where you've come from, where you are now, and where you want to be. It's a great learning and growing experience - one that forces you to question old habits and examine how ultimately to get more out of life!

Viewing familiar issues from different angles, you can begin to develop insights that will free up decision-making, and unlock potential, both personal and professional.

Our sessions might be challenging and even quite hard work, but underpinning our work will be a strong and trusting working relationship. We will be operating as a team towards a common goal; aiming ultimately to transform your issues from an obstacle or weakness into the rock of experience that you stand on.

Training, qualifications & experience

BA Honours Russian and German (Exeter University)

PGCE (Cambridge University)

British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) Registered Counsellor (MBACP)

Member organisations


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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Session Arrangements

Understanding if counselling is for you and/or finding the right counsellor can be tricky. I am happy with a one-off meeting, a few weeks or long term, allowing you to lead and for us to progress at a pace and in the direction with best supports you.

I offer 15 minutes free on zoom/telephone.

Should you decide you would like to continue, my charges are as follows:

Individuals: £60 (limited concessions)

Couples: £70 - £80

Payments 48 hours in advance by Paypal or bank transfer.

Duration and frequency of treatment will be discussed at the initial consultation.

For more information about me and how I work, I welcome you to look at my website: Please feel free also to ring/text me or send me an email for us to talk things through.

When I work

Happy to work on the weekends if required.

Solis Therapy Group, 25 Southernhay East, Exeter, Devon, EX1 1QP

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

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