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MBACP, FdA Integrative Counselling Worcester University

About me

  • Is life getting on top of you?  
  • Are you struggling with anxiety or feeling low?
  • Are your relationships suffering?
  • Are you looking for a trained counsellor who you can feel comfortable speaking with?

Feeling comfortable enough to speak honestly and openly about what you are experiencing can bring about an increased awareness, understanding of the issue and help to find alternatives to old patterns of behaviour.  

My clients have said that I am insightful and they feel supported while making changes in their life.  

I am a qualified and experienced counsellor/psychotherapist working with Adults, Teens and Couples. I aim to help improve the quality of their experience with others and themselves.  This can take the form of acceptance of self and others, learning new coping strategies, or even interpersonal skills.  All of which makes for a smoother journey in life.  

I work with clients to to help them increase awareness, understanding and look for ways to make changes they seek.  

I work drawing from a variety of therapeutic approaches and make use of what feels best with the individual client(s). I believe in providing an honest, trusting and confidential service and pride myself on the care and attention I give to my clients.

More about my approach can be found on my website and if you have questions or concerns please feel free to contact me and ask all of the questions necessary for you to feel comfortable to embark on a self discovery journey, setting new goal and achieving satisfaction in your relationships.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold the following degrees and diplomas:

  • Foundation Degree Arts in Integrative Counselling - Worcester University
  • Certificate in Integrative Counselling - Iron Mill College
  • Diploma in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy - Clifton Practice in Bristol
  • Transpersonal Therapy - Iron Mill College 
  • Couples Therapy - East Devon Counselling Services

Specific Training in the following therapeutic areas:

  • Working with Alcohol Misuse
  • Counselling with the Risk of Suicide
  • Creative Therapy
  • Sand Tray Therapy
  • LGBTQ+ Awareness
  • Working with Dissociative Identity Disorder in Clinical Practice
  • Trained to administer Naloxone (Narcan) Anti-Opiod Overdose Reversing Agent

I have or am working as:

  • Volunteer Counsellor - Quiet Mind (Charity offering Therapy to individuals on low income) (Previous)
  • Placement Coordinator - Iron Mill College (Assisting students with their work experience) (Previous)
  • School Counsellor - St Luke's High School - Counselling 11-16s (Current)

I am a member of the BACP and hold a clear DBS and Professional Liability Insurance.

I have experience in working in a charity low-cost counselling service and private practice providing long term counselling to individuals struggling with issues such as unemployment, relationship breakdown, violations through sexual exploitation, low confidence, high levels of anxiety, domestic violence against men and women, parenting issues and many other personal challenges.

In addition to Counselling, I offer Personal Development, aimed at anyone who is interested in making improvements to their situation, work environment or gaining self awareness.  This is particularly helpful for business owners or executive management, but can be helpful to anyone who is looking to gain more self awareness or focus on work on the self.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

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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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I offer Mentoring & Coaching - this could be helping clients to progress in their role or assisting through a difficult decision making process.

In addition, I offer hypnotherapy sessions where I work for approximately 12 weeks on specific issues.  If interested in hypnotherapy please mention.

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Fees

From £30.00 to £50.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£50 per hour, individuals and couples

£40 per hour for teens and Trainee Counsellors

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

9am to 6pm Weekdays

Further information

I offer a 1 hour weekly or fortnightly sessions and together we will focus our attention on achieving your desired goal. 

I also offer coaching with individuals on specific focused issues such as confidence building and performance related difficulties.

Exeter, Devon, EX5

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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