I am an integrative counsellor who works with both adults and children. I offer a safe, empathic, non-judgmental space in which to explore whatever is on your mind. You maybe feeling confused, lonely, anxious, panicky of what is happening or what the future holds or even overwhelmed or detached. These are all responses which start arising when we feel we have no control of our lives. As your counsellor I will help you make sense of these emotions and we will work together to understand, accept and overcome these feelings in a way that feels most comfortable and safe for you.
As an integrative Counsellor I tailor my approach to what suits you, and what you feel most comfortable with. I have a personal and professional interest in Mindfulness, and often incorporate these techniques in my sessions. Mindfulness can calm and help us become more present in the here and now, giving us an understanding of what really matters.
I will never judge you or tell you what you should or shouldn’t do. I believe that compassion, connection and trust lie at the heart of the therapeutic relationship. My role is to listen and strengthen trust in your own inner self. It is as we develop and build on compassion and awareness that we allow the space for real change to take place.
Training, qualifications & experience
Qualification: Heartwood Counselling and Psychotherapy College, Dartington. Level 4: Advanced Diploma in Counselling (Accred - NCS) Level 3: Foundation Certificate in Counselling (NCS)
Youth Mindfulness Certificate Kids Teacher Training
Moving Your Practice Online Certified (Online Therapy Institute) Therapeutic Responses to Anxiety in Children & Adolescents (IICP College)
Training and Experience: Secondary School counsellor at Dartmouth Academy, Kingsbridge Community College and King Edward VI Community College, Totnes, Devon.
Devon Mind in Plymouth, the mental health charity
Volunteer Key Link Counsellors - for key workers and frontliners
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
*Due to these unprecedented events I now offer online counselling via Zoom.
I offer a 20 min free consultation so that you can decide whether you feel comfortable with me and if I am the right counsellor for you.
Following sessions (50min) - £40
I am able to offer both short term and long term sessions depending on your needs.
Sessions are generally held weekly, but please contact to discuss.