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Registered MBACP

About me

Counselling for Women.

I feel very strongly about supporting women through the challenges life can bring, be it bereavement, separation, relationships, crisis, transition or menopausal issues.

These challenges can bring anxiety, depression, grief, isolation and other deeply uncomfortable feelings. I create a supportive, confidential environment fostering an inquiry into a deeper understanding of oneself and ones experiences, offering the potential to make sense of the uncomfortable feelings as well as unraveling old patterns that may no longer serve.

I work with women of all ages and have worked closely with a lot of teenage girls who find themselves struggling with the pressures of growing up, many suffering from anxiety and depression and all that brings for them. I have also had the privilege of working closely with The Green Funeral Company supporting many through the process of immense grief.  I have been deeply inspired whilst working with women through the menopause, a time in a woman's life that can often cause ripples and sometimes waves in all areas of life. This amount of change can benefit immensely from emotion support and a deeper inquiry into self awareness.

I feel that women need other women's support and understanding in times of distress and transition.


My training is in Integrative Counselling which puts the client in the centre pulling on a wealth of therapeutic knowledge, practicejourneyed deeply with, and supported, groups of women exploring feminine archetypes and their distortions.

s and skills. I work creatively, by this I mean I stay open the individuals way of expressing themselves whilst meeting their unique therapeutic and emotional needs.

My enquiry into supporting women is constantly enriched by having a daughter myself. As well as the counselling training I have I have a private practice in Totnes.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training
Advanced diploma in Integrative counselling
Women's Initiatory Journey with Elisabeth Joseph-Serra

Experience

Private counselling practice in Dartington. Totnes and Torquay
Co-facilitator of women's workshops on Self-parenting and The Menopause
Co-founder of Torbay Talking Therapy
Counsellor for The Green Funeral Company
Co-facilitator for Eye Shine
Counsellor with the Youth Enquiry Service
Counsellor with The Big Blue
Assistant Elisabeth Joseph-Serra on Women's Initiatory Journey    

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Menstrual issues
Menopause
Child birth Trauma
Hysterectomy recovery

Fees

Additional information

£50 per hour long session

Totnes, Devon, TQ9

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults