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MNCS (Accred), (Embodied)Counselling, Parent/family support

About me

I am an Integrative Counsellor and Holistic Massage -Therapist / Body Worker. Receiving bodywork alongside counselling offers the opportunity to “digest” material that has been brought up.

My background is in the spiritual sciences, and as a family manager (mother) of six, I also have extensive Family - Life-experience from bringing up my own children. Balanced, loving & healthy family life is very close to my heart.

You can choose between

  • person centered/Gestalt/CBT/Sandtray/walk and talk/ transpersonal/+ + + counselling
  • therapeutic Bodywork
  • The combination of the 2 above
  • Family/Parenting support ("Balanced parents" groups, £12/session), and weekly evening "balanced parenting" - group classes (£5) . 

Respect for the client’s autonomy, trust in their wisdom and the non- judgmental positive regard creates a safe space for the client to trust their healing process.

I am following the guidance and code of ethics of the profession. 

My studio is in the beautiful Dartington Estate.

Training, qualifications & experience

Level 4 Advanced Diploma in Integrative CounsellingNCS Accredited - Integrative approach (Gestalt, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, and Person Centred)- HEARTWOOD COLLEGE< DARTINGTON UK

Level 3 Complete Body-worker Diploma  /therapeutic massage including Anatomy/Physiology diploma SCHOOL OF BODYWORK, EXETER UK

Creative therapy for children & teenagers including Art, Music and Movement. ZUKUNFTSWERKSTATT THERAPIE KREATIV, GERMANY



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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

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Other areas of counselling I deal with

Parent support, Family life, Spiritual aspects of parenting

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£40.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Counselling: £40 / hour,

Reduced Student rates: £30

Mind Body/ Embodied therapy: £60 /1.5 hours

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Further information

Integrative Therapy: Person-centered, Gestalt, CBT (cognitive behavioural), Sand tray, Transpersonal, and Walk and talk in the beautiful Estate. 

Embodied therapy: (Mind /body) allows to access and let go of the emotions that have been hold in the body Bodywork will complement counselling and can offer great benefits, for example:  Non-verbal material can emerge, Muscular and tissue tensions can be dissolved, Themes can be accessed on a much deeper level, Lost aspects of ourselves can get re-integrated, growing a greater sense of our own autonomic well-being. Mindful, body -awareness.

Bodywork/Counselling can help access pre-verbal – early childhood / attachment issues.                                  

By respecting your autonomy as a client, trusting in your inner wisdom, you will find a safe space for you to trust the healing process.

The impact of touch ( which increases production of bonding and happy - hormones) and by experiencing the body as a vessel for an evolving soul helps to develop a more positive Body image. This is a truly holistic and integrative approach in respect of the clients' physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual bodies.

Creative Therapy using Art/Music and movement:  This humanistic, phenomenological concept is based on our five main human interactions:

     ACTIV                                 PASSIV

·    To see and                         to be seen

·    To sound and                     to be heard

·    To grasp and                      to be touched

·    To push against and           to be hold

·    To lean against and            to have someone’s support

The approach is very experimental. It is person centered and has a lot in common with Gestalt-Therapy.

Blacklers 16, Park Road, Dartington Hall, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 6EQ

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

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Blacklers office building is situated in the beautiful Dartington Estate, Park road, TQ9 6EQ, between park school and the Hexagon and Aller Park. There is a parking opposite Blacklers, payable by card only. My room Nr 16 is on the first floor, no lift.

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