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
- Loss – sensory, physical, relationships, employment, life purpose
- Low self-esteem, including body image
- Living with illness
- Feelings of being caught in unwanted habitual thoughts and actions
- Feelings of being overwhelmed
- Work related issues
- Caring for another
- Trauma-related conditions
Working in a light and airy spacious room with views over open fields to Dartmoor in the distance, I can offer safe social distancing (2m) face-to-face sessions. Clear face shields and surgical face masks are available for clients who prefer to wear them.
There are open fields and countryside on the doorstep for clients who prefer a nature assisted therapeutic approach.
Alternatively, I offer online video counselling, via Zoom, or telephone counselling.
Home visits are currently suspended due to Covid-19 restrictions.
Training, qualifications & experience
A registered member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists, I am fully qualified (Foundation Degree in Integrative Counselling), hold professional insurance and an enhanced DBS certificate. I am currently working towards a BSc in Counselling through Bath University 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
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.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I offer a free 40 minute first appointment so that you can decide that I am the right counsellor for you. Each session thereafter is £40 per hour.
I am passionate about counselling being accessible to all and offer a limited number of concessionary sessions depending on your circumstances.