I am a professional qualified Counsellor working within the Teignmouth area. I offer a confidential and professional space to explore thoughts and feelings with warmth and compassion.
it can sometimes take courage to face the difficulties that occur in all our lives and I am aware that taking that first step in coming to Counselling isn't always an easy one.
Whatever your reason for entering into Counselling or therapy, I believe in meeting you with understanding, respect and a deep valuing of your individuality. Should you choose to work with me I will offer a therapy tailored to who you are.
I am an Integrative Counsellor trained in many approaches which I use in a holistic way. These include: Transactional analysis, Gestalt, Existentialism, Meaning work, Sand tray therapy, CBT and Mindfulness.
I follow the BACP guidelines in having regular supervision along with the BACP's Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions. I also have professional indemnity insurance.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a certificate in Counselling 2013 and an advanced diploma in 2017 at the renowned Iron Mill College. i have extensive experience of working within a Counselling service where I offered support for difficulties such as trauma, low self-esteem, bereavement, relationship difficulties, depression and anxiety.
Before training to become a Counsellor I worked in a volunteer capacity with the Samaritans for many years.
I also have considerable experience as a counselling client myself.
I have attended training courses on
- Sandtray play therapy
- Relational Depth
- Self-care in a Gestalt context
- Guided imagery
I attend regular CPD (continued professional development) events inline with BACP guidelines as a part of my commitment to providing the very best of service to my clients.
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
Each counselling session lasts for one hour unless we have previously arranged otherwise.
Each one-hour session is £40 with the initial session costing £20.
The initial session is at a concessionary rate to explore the nature of the client's difficulties and to allow the client and myself the courtesy of our working relationship being incompatible should on the very rare occasion that is the case.
Many of us lead busy uncompromising lives these days, i offer a certain amount of flexibility to the hours i work. I can offer some evenings and some weekends with notice.