About me

You know you don’t feel yourself, but why? you can't quite put your finger on it. However, you do know that you want to feel different maybe like your old self again. Hi, I help you to understand what’s happening and make sense of it all. So you can continue to live life your way whether that is to be happy, fulfilled, calm or to take back control.

Together we explore your life your thoughts feelings and limiting beliefs then we can find what needs to change and find new ways for you to develop and grow into the person you want to be.

I've helped hundreds of people just like yourself who are looking for answers some people have been experiencing the physical symptoms of anxiety, like shaking, difficulty breathing unexplained reactions to experiences some experience depression so, low moods lethargic in the morning or ruminating thoughts without even realising this was part of their daily experience. Some people just don’t feel right in themselves.

I help my clients by giving them the knowledge and understanding and the right tools so they can go onto to improve their life and get it to where they want it to be. So, they can help themselves now and in the future.

 In my client testimonials on this site, you will see people talking about their own experience, have a listen to see what they say about their journey. These are genuine clients who were enthusiastic about encouraging others to go on a journey of discovery because they felt the benefits, clarity of mind, hope for a different future reassurance and a realisation that there is light at the end of the tunnel. You do not have to do it alone.

I am passionate about solution focused therapy this means we work forward towards an outcome of your choice. Even if you feel you don't know what that may be right now!

 If you feel that you are ready to start living your authentic life and need a helping hand to get back on track, feel free to contact me.

If you are not sure, still contact me, my 20 minute NO OBLIGATION consultation is FREE. it gives you a chance to explore before you make a decision about your future.

If you do nothing, nothing will change if you act something will change.


Tele: 07580350168 leave a message or send a text



Training, qualifications & experience

CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

How to lift depression CPD (Uncommon Knowledge)

IDVA Course (NDADA) working with perpetrators and victims of domestic abuse

PODS (positive outcomes for dissociative survivors) online CPD

Solution Focused Therapy CPD

Online and telephone counselling course CPD

BSL level 2 (British Sign Language)

Voluntary work past and present

NHS for historical Trauma programme

Eagle Community 2nd stage rehabilitation

The heart centre Combe Martin

Member organisations


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

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Personal growth and goal achievement

Confidence and communication

Touch deprivation & Isolation

celebration anxiety

Intrusive thoughts


£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

My fee for a 1-hour session is £60

Reduced rate for students training to become a counsellor as part of the qualifying criteria. Please email me for availability.


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

For telephone and Zoom counselling I am available from 7 am until 8 pm. prior booking required.

For face to face counselling Earliest appointment is 9 am the last appointment is 8 pm

Further information

  • Registered for Data protection with the Independent Commissioners office. Reference number ZA460553
  • Enhanced DBS (current)

I am proud to be a fully-qualified counsellor, shaped by my long and varied career and life experiences. Throughout my career, I have worked with different people on a one to one basis. In my past I was a personal fitness instructor which included working closely with GP services. My clients would be recommended to attend for physical and mental health reason. I worked with individuals and groups.

The counselling space is based in Barnstaple, on the 1st  floor and offers a warm, calm and relaxing ambience.

Easy parking at Queens car park, Bear Street. (pay and display)

Boutport street or Green Lanes shopping centre. (pay and display)

5 Minute walk from the bus station.

for more information

Visit my website www.pennyforyourthoughtscounselling.co.uk

or call me on: 07580350168

I am always happy to answer any questions

High Street
North Devon
EX31 1BG


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

Office is situated on the 1st floor (13 steps)

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