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Registered MBACP Counsellor

About me

I am a BACP Accredited trauma-informed counsellor. More than my educational qualifications (BA Hons, BACP Accredited training in Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling), my lived experience of adverse childhood experience supported by personal therapy, counselling training, supervision and continuing professional development enable me to draw from the knowledge and understanding of psychological theories that also bring a large helping of empathy to my counselling work.

I am a UK based counsellor. My counselling work is supported by professional memberships to the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the National Counselling Society (NCS)

My original training was BACP Accredited Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling. My training included a focus on Humanistic (Person-Centred therapy), Psychodynamic (Attachment theory, TA, Gestalt, Inner child work), Transpersonal (Mindfulness) and Behavioural (CBT) modalities. Since my training, I have engaged with CPD Accredited Training in Pluralistic Therapy, Bereavement training, NLP Practitioners Training, Outdoor Therapy, Understanding Domestic Violence and Abuse Levels 1 & 2 that inform my reflexive practice.

My current practice is based on my original integrative training and I also seek to engage the client in the here and now on physical, emotional, mental and spiritual levels, combining psychodynamic and values-based, pluralistic, person-centred modalities in an integrative way, that is within the client's best interest. I believe that the collaborative client process is central to my therapeutic work, taking the lead from the client, driven both by individual client relationships and theory.

I normally work with any issues that the client brings into each session, particularly those listed in my specialities section. My therapeutic perspective is based on an understanding of clients as unique, non-standardised individuals whose needs and wants are likely to be heterogeneous and unpredictable. As an integrative therapist, I am open to an appreciation of the many different approaches that a client may benefit from in therapy and I orientate my work towards the client’s goals and methods of therapy. In this way, I can tailor the therapy to the client. Some person-centred interventions I might use are as simple as acknowledging and validating a client's feelings and experiences.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Training: Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling (BACP Accred.) - 2018
  • Ironmill College, Exeter
  • Membership: British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy - Registered Member
  • Years in Practice:  6 Years
  • Trauma-informed Counsellor at The Quiet Mind Centre, Exmouth
  • Trauma-informed Counsellor at SAFE Foundation, Exeter
  • Understanding Domestic Violence and Abuse Levels 1 & 2
  • Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner (NLP)
  • Mindfulness practitioner
  • Pranic Healing practitioner
  • EFT and Tapping practitioner
  • Creative visualisation techniques
  • Sand tray and use of miniatures

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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.


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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

National Counselling Society

Accredited Register Scheme

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National Counselling Society
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have done a lot of work with adults, mostly women between the age of 22 and 65 and especially welcome referrals for this group. People with a bit of life experience are very receptive to the idea that 'reflective thinking turns experience into insight' and this is grounded in person-centred therapy. You can benefit from learning new ways of being and dealing with your anxiety, low mood, anger and how your experience is affecting your mental health. Talking/counselling is nothing to be ashamed of, in fact, there is never a better time than the here and now to deal with your issues because this process can give you additional skills for life at any time in your life and also help you to move forward positively for the remainder of your life. I use a mixture of techniques including CBT, Mindfulness and creative methods to work with adults with self-esteem and self-worth issues.

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Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Health Assured

Additional information

Give yourself a fair chance so that you can improve your life and relationships. By making this investment in yourself, you will open up a whole range of brand new possibilities for yourself. How would you like to prioritise yourself? How do you visualise your life getting better in the future? Contact me now to find out how you can make the necessary shifts in your self-beliefs and you can also achieve success.


When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Monday to Friday. 10 am to 8 pm.

Convenient, Flexible, Safe, Secure, Online and face to face counselling

Further information

I am an integrative counsellor. My training (Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling) is based on the Clarkson 7-level model incorporating a wide range of therapeutic modalities. 

This integrative approach gives me the flexibility and a holistic view of the person on the physiological, emotional, nominative, normative, rational, theoretical and transpersonal levels. I have an appreciation of various theories and I orientate my work towards my client’s needs and goals in therapy. In this way I can tailor the therapy to the client while integrating theories included in my training i.e. Humanistic (Person-Centred therapy), Psychodynamic (Attachment theory, TA, Gestalt, Inner child work) and Behavioural (CBT) philosophies and methods and these all contribute to the efficacy of my counselling work.

Since qualifying I have enjoyed building my portfolio with CPD training in Pluralistic Therapy, Mindfulness, Bereavement training, NLP Practitioners Training, Outdoor Therapy, Pranic Healing, Understanding Domestic Violence and Abuse Levels 1 & 2, and utilising the variety of underlying principles and tools with clients add to my reflexive practice. 

I work with Adults. I also offer consultations via online/video counselling. You can also contact me via my website www.counselling4wellbeing.co.uk

During the pandemic, I have been successful in adapting to support clients remotely, via secure online and telephone sessions. Working this way has helped to foster a sense of autonomy and self-control where you are encouraged to create your own quiet space for privacy, protection, safeguarding, confidentiality, emotional safety, and nurturing your comfort needs independently, e.g. helping yourself with tissues and having a glass of water nearby. Working in this way, I can help to ensure the integrity and continuity of the counselling work in much the same way as if you were attending sessions in person. When working online, I encourage the use of headphones. 

I also see clients in person at my practice rooms in Central Exeter. My practice is easily accessible from the High Street in Exeter, only a short walk from Southernhay.

113 Gras Lawn, Counselling for Wellbeing, Exeter, Devon, EX2 4SA

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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