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
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I charge £40 a session with concessions
You are welcome to pay by cash or cheque.
Mon- Thursday 9 a.m. - 7.p.m. Sat 9.pm.-12.p.m
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.