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MBACP (Accred)

About me

I have 17 years experience of supporting adults, children and young people to overcome a diverse range of issues that have impacted on their emotional health and well being. Some of these include stress, anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, self-harm, divorce, bereavement and domestic abuse. Over the years I have supported people in various statutory and non statutory agencies including a family support service, Women's Aid, a bereavement service and a young persons centre for 13- 25 year olds. I continue my work in private practice in Plymouth and Tavistock.

I view the counselling relationship as a vehicle for change.I believe that the experience of being met in the in the here and now by another who is able to attend to our past, present and future concerns with acceptance and empathy can facilitate the healing of hurts and confusions. It can help us to gain a clearer understanding of how we can be influenced by old habits and learned patterns of behaviour that may prevent us from change. It can support us to develop greater self-belief and to treat ourselves with tenderness, respect and compassion.

I am an Integrative Counselling which means that I draw on a range of modalities of psychotherapy to tailor therapy to your individual needs.I provide a quiet, confidential space where I offer to work alongside you. I will support you  to explore and make sense of your feelings with any issue that may be causing you distress. I will listen attentively to your concerns helping you to  gain a clearer understanding of your experience, to clarify your thoughts and feelings and to come to terms with inner conflict so that you may find greater harmony and balance in your life.

I also offer Sand Tray Therapy which you may/may not choose to use. Placing small world figures in the sand can support you to address issues that you may find difficult to vocalise. I help you to interpret what you have created in the sand to support you to resolve inner conflicts, to overcome obstacles and to gain self-acceptance.

I will meet you with warmth, compassion and understanding. I respect that you are the authority of your own needs and will be guided and led by you.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Bachelor of Education Honours Degree
  • European Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Advanced Diploma In Integrative Counselling
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling Children and Adolescents
  • Practitioner Certificate in Affective Neuroscience and Attachment Theory
  • Emotional Freedom Technique Level 2
  • Introduction to Psychology. Open University
  • Social Psychology, Open University
  • Cognitive Psychology, Open University
  • Child Development, Open University
  • Shamanism In Therapy
  • Bridging the Worlds- Shamanism for Therapeutic Professionals
  • Understanding Emotional Trauma: A Person Centred Perspective
  • Anger, Rage and Relationship/The Link between Rage and Shame
  • Working with LGBT Clients
  • Beyond the Binary- Transgender 101
  • Expressive Dance
  • Transactional Analysis 01/Life scripts and how they impact on us as therapists.
  • The Real Deal: Four Aspects of Relationships
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Working with ASC

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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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Additional information

I charge £40 a session with concessions

You are welcome to pay by cash or cheque.

When I work

Mon- Thursday 9 a.m. - 7.p.m. Sat

Further information

I am committed to ongoing personal training and professional development. I have regular clinical supervision and attend many workshops and courses to enhance the quality of the service that I offer to my clients.

I practice in Tavistock and Plymouth. You are welcome to contact me if you would like further information or you would like an initial telephone conversation.

6 Ermington Terrace, Plymouth, Devon, PL4 6QG

Abbey Mead Natural Health Clinic, 7 Plymouth Road, Tavistock, PL19 8AU

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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