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MBACP, B.Sc (Hons.), Adv.Dip.Int.Counselling

About me

As a counsellor, I can offer you a safe and non-judgemental space to explore your current feelings. I can give you secure, confidential support to empower you to find a way forward in life. As I am a registered Member of the BACP, I abide by their ethical code.

I work face to face with clients in a clinic setting in Paignton, although I can also work online if you prefer this.

In the past, I have greatly benefited from sessions of counselling, during a period of depression. I believe the counselling I received made such an impact that it led me towards the decision to become a counsellor myself.

Following a wide range of life experiences, I trained as an Integrative Counsellor at Iron Mill College in Exeter, gaining an Advanced Diploma. This allows me to offer a flexible approach to my clients, appropriate to their needs. I particularly enjoy using creative methods, if appropriate to the client, as this can be a way to express emotions that may be too difficult to talk about at first.

I am trained and experienced in the following areas:

. Bereavement.

. Depression

. Stress and anxiety.

. Supporting survivors of child sexual abuse

. Supporting survivors of domestic abuse, including psychological abuse.

. Trauma.

. Difficult childhoods and family relationships.

. Shame.

. Low self-esteem.

. Clients recovering from eating disorders, addiction and substance abuse, including their adult children.

. Postnatal depression and the effects of fertility problems and treatment.

Please feel free to telephone or email me to make an appointment.

Training, qualifications & experience

MBACP Registered. I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP); Registration number 380136.

I abide by the ethical code of conduct of the BACP

Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling (Iron Mill College)

Certificate in Counselling (Iron Mill College)

Chartered Physiotherapist.

B.Sc. (Hons) Zoology, University of Nottingham.

Member organisations

BACP

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

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

Fees

£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers

Additional information

£45 per hour for face to face counselling.

2 concessionary places (currently fully booked).

£40 per 55 minutes online counselling using Zoom

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 10-5

The Devon Clinic, 30A Hyde Road, Paignton, Devon, TQ4 5BY

Paignton, Devon, TQ3

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

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Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom

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