About me

Offering face-to-face and online individual psychotherapy, relationship counselling, group psychotherapy, and individual/group supervision. I am a humanistic and relational psychotherapist and supervisor with over 20 years experience in private practice, fully accredited by the BACP.

Therapeutically I work within the relationship, believing that we all hold the answers to our problems even though we may need some extra help now and again to see us through difficult times. On a content level we will explore your wants and needs, your belief and value systems, helping you to find out what changes you can make to bring balance to your life. I will share psychological theories with you, encourage you to learn new strategies, and help you gain insight into your unique way of being in the world, and resolve the life and relational issues you might currently be experiencing. On a process level I provide a confidential and safe space for you to feel 'okay' -  to be heard, seen, and feel connected with another, without exposure or shame.

You will have 'good intentions' for every decision you make, for your actions, your thoughts, and for how you feel. Learning to be aware of yourself, to love, respect, trust, and accept yourself can make the difference between feeling unhappy and enjoying yourself and your life. Through awareness, understanding, and changing your underlying patterns of behaving, feeling, and thinking linked with your good intentions, you can achieve life-long positive changes and outcomes without the need for life-long therapy!

I have been a psychotherapist for over 20 years, offering psychotherapy, counselling, crisis intervention, coaching, and supervision, to individuals, couples, and groups. I offer a free initial consultation, creating an opportunity for us to meet each other, ask questions, and decide 'where to go' from there.

I work with many issues, including anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, sex and sexuality, psychiatric disorders, self-esteem and self-worth, lifestyle and health, phobias etc. However, issues are not people - and I work with the person regardless of the issue they will present with. I often feel privileged and honoured to walk alongside another person in their life journey, if only for a little while.

I am also a professional artist. Art in psychotherapy is a gentle way to discover and explore your inner dialogue, beliefs and value systems. It is a body based exercise that can relieve symptoms, and resolve past trauma through creative expression.

I work from my home, in a designated therapeutic space, which is light, warm, and comfortable. The therapy area has its own kitchen and bathroom, and is adjacent to my art studio.


  • Individual psychotherapy
  • Couples and relationship counselling
  • Group psychotherapy
  • Family Counselling
  • Professional Supervision
  • CPD Training Workshops
  • Relaxation / Meditation Groups
  • Parenting Groups
  • Study Groups

Training, qualifications & experience

I have been practising clinical psychotherapy and counselling in Cornwall since 2000, with a variety of experience spanning over many years in working with adults and children, individually, within groups, and within a residential setting, covering a wide range of issues: examples include past and present physical, sexual and mental abuse, neglect, mental health issues, addictions, anxiety, self-harm, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism, Asperger Syndrome, Tourette's Syndrome, physical disability, phobias, mood disorders and depression, eating disorders and personality disorders.

Personal growth and learning is very important, and I attend monthly supervision, from a TSTA (Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst), as well as weekly peer supervision. Practicing using BACP and UKCP guidelines, keeping up to date with psychotherapy theory, practice, and progress through reading, studying, workshops, and conferences throughout the year.

I am also a professional artist working in graphite, coloured pencil, and watercolour. I have a dedicated art studio attached to my therapy practice room. Art and psychotherapy often play well together, as art and the expression of self through art, is highly beneficial in healing past and present trauma, alongside resolving issues such as anxiety and depression, and exploring and regulating our emotional self.

As a qualified and experienced martial arts instructor (traditional karate), bodywork is also an element of the therapeutic process. The bringing together of mind, body and spirit (otherwise known as 'the martial way' or 'way of life') promotes harmony, knowledge, integrity, respect, and courage. Talking through your problems is not always effective by itself, and getting up, moving your body, and paying attention to your breathing can be incredibly powerful therapeutically.


  • In private practice since 2000.
  • Co-Founder of Ongoing Support Psychotherapy, Counselling, Supervision, and Training, since 2001.
  • 2001: Advanced Integrative Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy Training.
  • 2005: Certified Practitioner in Neuro-Linguistic Programming.
  • 2009/2010: Completed a further year of training in Transactional Analysis at the Iron Mill Institute in Exeter, receiving an Advanced Diploma In The Applications Of Integrative And Relational Approaches to Transactional Analytic Psychotherapy.
  • 2017: Qualified in Professional Supervision (Diploma)
  • Holds a City and Guilds PTTLS Teaching Qualification.
  • Currently training towards a Level 5 NCFE Award Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Currently training towards a Psychology degree (hons).
  • Currently working towards UKCP membership accreditation.
  • Is a BACP (MBACP) Accredited member.
  • Have attended various CPD (Continuing Professional Development) workshops.
    • Mediation
    • Body work
    • Trauma and the body
    • Mindfulness
    • Couples
    • Supervision
    • Music and psychotherapy
    • Supervision
    • Various workshops on models of theory.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


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

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).

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Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers

Additional information

Initial Free Consulation
50 minutes - £42.50
60 minutes - £45.00
90 minutes - £67.50

Initial Free Consulation
60 minutes – £50.00 | *£80.00
90 minutes – £75.00 | *£120.00
*Option to see two therapists

Initial Free Consulation
2 hour group - £30 per person

60 minutes - £45.00
90 minutes - £67.50

5+ people - 3 hours - £37.50 per person
4 people - 3 hours - £40.00 per person
3 people - 3 hours - £45.00 per person

We accept the following payment methods at the time of your appointment:

Cash, Debit cards, Credit Cards, Apple Pay, and Google Pay.


Telephone contact between the hours of 9am and 9pm throughout the week.

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26 Tremewan
St Austell
PL25 5TG

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

Supervision is all about 'doing no harm' and that includes client, therapist, employer, and employee.

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