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BACP Registered Counsellor

About me

It was through my previous work in both Physical Rehabilitation and Mental Health that I recognised that it is feelings and relationships that can present the greatest challenges resulting in anxiety,  depression, loss of self belief and  confidence. This lead me to retrain as a Counsellor to work with those that may be unhappy with their lives and wish to change.

I will offer you a safe, relaxed and non-judgemental space, within which I hope you will feel really 'heard', supported and accepted.  My aim is to enable you to respect and listen to yourself finding your own strengths while developing your self belief and confidence. I believe that you will then feel more able to make the decisions that are right for you.

I am a qualified integrative humanist Counsellor and, as a result, use several models depending on your own needs and preferences. However, the approach that underpins my work is that of Person Centred Therapy with its core values of Acceptance, Empathy and Congruency, which always  places you, the individual,  at the heart of the process.

My belief is that as you gain more insight into your 'self' you will feel more empowered and able to face the challenges that life can present and develop more confidence in your own abilities and strengths.

Training, qualifications & experience

As a registered member of the BACP I ensure I work within the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice and, to assist in this, have regular supervision from an experienced supervisor. I hold professional indemnity insurance and undertake further training to update and develop my skills.

I am currently working:                                                                                              - In my own Private Practice.                                                                                      - For 'CRUSE Bereavement'  supporting those who have suffered loss.                    - - For 'Frontline19'   supporting staff in the Health service.                                                                                                                                                                I have I have also  worked as a Counsellor for:                                                                    - Clarity, a Mental Health Charity.                                                                              - - Keylink supplying counselling to Keyworkers in our community during the first   year of the Pandemic.

I hold the following qualifications:                                                                          Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (BACP Accredited Course)
Levels 3 Counselling Studies Certificate
Level 2 Counselling Skills Certificate
Awareness in Bereavement Care (Cruse – Ascentis accredited)

Member organisations


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

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From £20.00 to £40.00
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

As I respect that finding a Counsellor that you will feel comfortable and confident with can be challenging we will usually have an opportunity to have a conversation over the phone prior to our first session when you can clarify any queries. I then charge a reduced rate of £20 for our initial session and £40 for subsequent sessions.

Payment can be made by cash or bank transfer.

When I work

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Further information

Making the first move towards counselling can be a big step in which I hope I can make you feel confident in taking. Indeed as Martin Luther King, Junior stated 'You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.'

Please do not hesitate to phone or email me and I will endeavour to get back in touch within 48 hours unless I am away in which case I will leave a message on my phone.

9 Kings Park, Chulmleigh, Devon, EX18 7DJ

Type of session


Types of client

Older adults

Key details

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Short slopping drive with a step of approximately 25cm into the hallway. Office off hallway accessed by narrow door and toilet adjacent to office.

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