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You may be reading this as you are experiencing a difficult time right now and may be in need of encouragement to seek support for yourself. I'm glad you are choosing to follow this impulse! Sharing and exploring your experience, whatever it is, can lead to relief and some sense of freedom moving forward. I offer my experience, skills and presence to help you meet what causes you struggle and pain with sensitivity and compassion, my aim to help you connect to more personal freedom and happiness.
I have been in private practice for 13 years and continue to learn how to facilitate myself and others to live with agency and kindness in these times of deep change and uncertainty. I will explore with you whatever it is that keeps you from feeling fully engaged in your life with kindness and curiosity in a safe and structured way.
How I work is guided by my passion for Processwork a creative awareness paradigm, essentially, about uncovering the creativity and meaning in the things that disturb us. We will pay attention and give voice to body experiences, feelings, and thoughts both welcome and not, so you can fully engage in your situation.
In addition to therapy in a room, I also offer ecotherapy sessions in the form of walk and talk and facilitated sessions in woods or on the moor.
I work with adults of all genders, sexual orientations, relationship styles, religious backgrounds, ethnic backgrounds and ages. I strive to hold an awareness of my white middle class privilege in order to uphold an anti-oppressive practice that is pro-actively open to diversity.
My spiritual life is very important to me and I am deeply nourished by earth centred spiritual teachings and practices, my meditation practice and cycling, walking and resting in nature.
We can meet on Zoom or by telephone and for face to face work, my therapy room is near the station in central Totnes close to woods and the river.
I practice in accordance with the ethical frameworks as defined by BACP.
If you have read this far and you are interested in talking to me more about working together, I would love to hear from you. Please call or email me for a free 20 minute initial chat.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Counselling - 11 years in private practice
- Making Trauma Therapy Safer
- Ecotherapy /rewilding the self
- RSPOPUK Processwork Psychotherapy and Mental Health one year foundation course
- End of Life Doula foundation training
- Mindful SelfCompassion training
- Counsellor at city centre counselling agency
- Vision Quest guide training
- Shamanic practitioner training
- Hakomi workshops
- I have a current enhanced DBS
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
I have a limited availability of concessionary slots for people on low incomes.