About me

  • Hi I'm Philippa and I have a CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in therapeutic counselling and am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.

If you are finding yourself struggling and feeling a need to talk then personal therapy can be extremely helpful in allowing you space to explore thoughts and feelings and begin to unravel a few knots in your life.

In seeking therapy it's completely ok to feel nervous and daunted by the process. I'm here to provide a safe, comfortable, non-judgemental and confidential space with a warm, empathic and down to earth approach working towards building a relationship of trust between us.

Exploration through therapy can lead to a greater awareness and clearer understanding of who and how we are and can shed light on the levels of influence around us.

You are in control of what we talk about and will never be pushed into areas that may feel unsafe for you.

I work with adults of all ages and have covered a range of issues including clients experiencing depression and anxiety, physical health issues, bereavement, relationship breakdown, family problems, abuse, self-esteem issues, loneliness and isolation or just a feeling that life has become a little tough. I use an integrative style of therapy which draws upon aspects of various theoretical approaches.

I would be happy to arrange an initial session to provide an opportunity to see how you feel about us working together with no obligation to continue if it just doesn't feel right for your needs. I offer hourly sessions and if you are happy to continue, we can make a mutual agreement as to how long we can work together for. I'm able to offer flexibility on days and times and we can discuss this in finding what best suits your requirements.

My work space in Barnstaple is comfortable, private and has disability access.

Training, qualifications & experience

CPCAP cert. Level 2 Counselling Skills

CPCAB cert. Level 3 Counselling Studies

CPCAB Diploma Therapeutic Counselling

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.

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£40.00 per session
Free initial in-person session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£40 per hour with concessions for student counsellors.

Please feel free to contact me via phone call, text or email with any further enquiries.


Daytime, evening and weekend appointments available.


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.