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MNCS Accredited & Dip. Counselling Practice

About me

I specialise in: ADHD-Diagnosed-Undiagnosed-Combined-hyperactive- Inattentive

 ARFID-Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder.

Are you struggling with everyday life? Maybe you feel low, anxious or are suffering from depression. Perhaps you are experiencing relationship issues, problems at work, bullying or struggling with eating. Maybe you just want someone to talk to in a non judgemental environment? If this sounds like you then don't worry, you are not alone. Now could be the time to make a change, to take a positive step forward and create a better future, a better you.

I am a qualified Person Centred Counsellor with understanding of CBT therapy; I am also trained in understanding childhood grief and loss through expressional play. I specialise in eating disorders, ADHD, childhood trauma and PTSD. I offer a counselling service tailored individually to each clients needs.

I offer my services in a warm, friendly and non-judgemental environment. In my approach the client is the focus, building a trusting and professional relationship which allows you to explore any deep rooted emotional issues you may be holding. If you feel I am the therapist for you, please call for an informal chat about how we could work together.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Level 4 CPCAB
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills Level 3 CPCAB
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills L2 CPCAB
  • Understanding Childhood Loss, Grief & Bereavement (expressive play)
  • Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling
  • Currently studying Psychotherapeutic Counselling Level 5.

Training in the following fields:

  • Attachment & Child Development training.
  • Promoting Positive Behaviour training.
  • Victim Support / Domestic Abuse training

In addition to my own practice, over the last 18 months I have provided over 250 hours of voluntary time to a local counselling charity.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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NCS

National Counselling Society (NCS)

The National Counselling Society

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

BACP

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).

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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

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National Counselling Society

Areas of counselling I deal with

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Throat/swallowing difficulties, such as Globus Hysterica.
  • ARFID-Avoidant restrictive food intake disorder
  • ADHD-Diagnosed -Undiagnosed-Combined-Hyperactive-Inattentive
  • Childhood trauma- PTSD
  • Bereavement-Grief 

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Fees

Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£50-£75

 individual sessions

Parenting therapy

Couples therapy

Families therapy

Further information

Just one of the different ways I like to work is by using the canvas of life.

This involves exploring together with my clients past colours they have collected, colours that make up the difficulties they now carry around without taking time to explore what each colour means. We can go through life collecting and interpreting these colours in unhealthy ways, possibly leading to feelings of low self esteem, anxieties and overwhelming feelings of loss. What I do, as a therapist, is help you to explore these feelings and take time to look at the difficulties you may be experiencing through the wonderful eyes of your very own canvas of life.

The Annexe, 75 Fore Street, Bodmin, Cornwall, PL31 2JB

Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Couples
Families

Key details

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Online platforms

Skype
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Zoom

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