I am an experienced Accredited Counsellor with over twenty years experience, now working in Central Newquay. I have extensive experience of working with organisations and in private practise. I offer a warm, empathic and comfortable space where you can talk confidentially, helping you make sense of what is happening in your life and supporting you through difficult times.
Our first appointment gives us the opportunity to meet each other, with no cost obligation. We will begin to discuss what brings you to counselling at this time in your life. If you feel you would like to work together, we can start to decide a way forward that is most suitable to your needs.
My counselling approach is Integrative - Humanistic. I use a range of counselling models which enables me to respond to your needs in a most useful and sensitive way. My wide range of counselling and mindfulness experience informs all my work. I have worked with people coping with difficulties around stress, anxiety, depression, relationship troubles, loss, bereavement, low-self esteem, anger, abuse, trauma, dyslexia, amongst other issues. My aim is to provide an opportunity for you to work towards living in a more satisfying and resourceful way.
Training, qualifications & experience
My experience covers a wide range, including working for many years in the NHS in two GP surgeries as their Practice Counsellor. My counselling agency work has been diverse from working with Local Authorities, EPA's (Employment Assistance Programmes), the NHS, Carers and Sure Start. My private practice involves short and longer term work. I have two Mindfulness teaching qualifications : Bangor University and Accredited Breathworks Trainer.
I have run courses in MBCT Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, MBSR Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Breathworks Mindfulness for Stress Reduction and Mindfulness for Chronic Pain.
Yoga has been present throughout my adult life and have taught yoga for over 25 years.
- 1997 - Diploma: Therapeutic Counselling, CPCAB.
- 2001 - Postgraduate Diploma: Counselling Primary Care & Health Settings, University of Bristol.
- 2002 - Accreditation Certificate: Births Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy - Annual Re-Accreditation.
- 2006 - Certificate: University of Wales Bangor. Mindfulness Teacher Development.
- 2008 - Certificate: Breathworks Accredited Mindfulness Trainer.
I am a Registered, Accredited Member of the BACP and adhere to their Ethical guidelines.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Free initial telephone or online session
Your first session is free of charge.
Reduced rate of £30 an hour for telephone and online counselling.
I do offer some reduced rates in special circumstances.
To book an appointment, you can call me on 01637 872430 or email me.
For further details please visit my website: www.wellbeingnewquay.co.uk
I am available for day, evening and weekend appointments. There is no charge for your first appointment.