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About me

Please note: I currently have no new client availability. Supervisee appointments available. 

Whether you are looking to regain self-confidence after a major life event, or to discover the core issues underlying depression and anxiety, I offer a safe and tranquil space for you to share your experience and find a route forward. In addition, I bring warmth, acceptance, kindness and compassion to our sessions.

The common element in all of my work is creating a safe environment and total confidentiality that can help you navigate challenging times in life.

I work in an integrative way, bringing knowledge and methods from different counselling approaches, to help with:

  • Difficulties in relationships
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Loss – sensory, physical, relationships, employment, life purpose
  • Low self-esteem, including body image
  • Living with illness
  • Bereavement
  • Feelings of being caught in unwanted habitual thoughts and actions
  • Feelings of being overwhelmed
  • Shame
  • Work related issues
  • Caring for another
  • Trauma-related stress

I offer online video counselling, via Zoom or Teams, or telephone counselling. There are open fields and countryside on the doorstep for clients who prefer nature based walk and talk therapy.

Training, qualifications & experience

A registered member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists, I am fully qualified (BSc in Counselling 1st Class Hons), hold professional insurance and an enhanced DBS certificate. I am currently working towards a Certificate in Online Supervision to develop my knowledge and skills further.

Addition professional development training includes:

  • Compassion Focused Therapy
  • Working with Adult Victims of Childhood Abuse
  • Rewind Technique
  • Domestic abuse awareness training
  • Trauma, the brain and recovery
  • Sighted Guide basic training
  • Working with low vision
  • Combat stress - veterans mental health awareness training

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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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Fees

£45.00 per session
Free initial online session

Additional information

I offer a free 30 minute first appointment so that you can decide that I am the right counsellor for you. Each session thereafter is £45per hour.

When I work

Daytime and some evening and weekend appointments available. Please enquire about current availability.

Further information

I am passionate about counselling being accessible to all and offer a limited number of concessionary sessions depending on your circumstances.

Chudleigh, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ13 0DL

Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations

Key details

I am a trained Sighted Guide so can assist clients who may need guided assistance into the counselling room. There are 3 wide steps up into the counselling room otherwise the route is flat.

Supervision

In person
Online

I am currently training in Counselling Supervision (including online) and I am offering 10 hours of individual supervision at no cost to supervisees .

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