*Offering risk-assessed face-to-face sessions and online sessions*
I am a relaxed, friendly and fully qualified BACP integrative counsellor, working from my private practice in Paignton, Devon.
I understand the importance of a comfortable, safe space for clients to share and I can draw on my extensive integrative training to tailor the sessions to meet your needs.
Whilst the present moment is key to change, I understand how the past can impact the present, as can concerns about the future. It can be hard to learn, but it is often harder to unlearn. To help find a true shift in perspective, I will select techniques collaboratively with you, depending on your presenting issues. The part that always remains the same is that I am a relational person who will always offer you unconditionally positive regard, respect and empathy.
I value the uniqueness that each client brings and believe that each person is the expert of their own life. As such, I see it as an honour, not only to be confided in, but to witness real life change as we work together to find a new, happier path.
Training, qualifications & experience
- British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) membership status.
- FdA in Integrative Counselling (Level 5) at the University of Worcester & Iron Mill College. I am currently working towards my Level 6 honours degree. (A level 4 can qualify someone as a counsellor)
- Helping Skills (Level 2)
- Suicide awareness
- Character Education
- Personal Development
- I keep my skills and knowledge up to date by regularly engaging in ongoing training.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I offer a free, informal, no obligation 20 minute telephone chat to see if I would be the right fit for you. Please feel free to get in touch to arrange.
All sessions are a therapeutic hour (50 minutes) and are charged at £40. These are usually weekly; however, this can be flexible to meet your needs.
I have flexible availability including evenings and weekends.