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About me

Are you struggling with anxiety? Or has a recent life event turned your life upside-down? Maybe you really need to talk about past experiences that you can no longer keep bottled up. Whatever it is you want to talk about, I will hear you and be with you. I use a unique mix of therapy and coaching which will not only help you to make sense of the experiences in your life which have led you to where you are now, but just as importantly, help you to move forward with your new understanding. I work in a non-directive way, I am not here to ‘fix you’ but instead to listen to you and be with you, on your individual journey of healing.

I have many years of experience working in different settings. I have worked in a prison where I specialised in helping women with addiction problems, and more recently in the NHS where I worked a lot with depression, anxiety, stress and grief. My varied experience has allowed me to develop into the experienced and holistic therapist that I am today. 

I describe my approach as integrative and relational, and I work particularly well with people who are interested in exploring their inner worlds. I am always curious about why we may struggle in certain areas because once we can get to the why, we can work on making some changes. That being said, there isn't always an obvious why to explore, you may just need a safe and confidential place to open up and be heard. I will gladly provide this space for you. 

I offer a free 20 minute session where you can explain what it is you are hoping to get from counselling and I can talk to you in more detail about what I offer and explain the process itself. It is important that you feel I am right for you and you are under no obligation to take up any offer of counselling if you don't feel we are the right fit.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Adv Dip Psychodynamic Counselling (BACP Accredited)
  • Level 3 certificate in Integrative Counselling
  • EMCC Accredited Health Coaching Skills Programme

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

Young adults

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£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I offer everyone a free 20 minute session. It's really important that you feel I am the right counsellor for you and this is a chance for us to talk before you book for a paid session.

I do offer some concessions but these slots limited so please contact me for current availability.  

When I work

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Further information

As I trained Psychodynamically, it was a requirement that I was in full-time therapy throughout my training, and by working with and through my own processes, I can now safely, effectively and ethically offer a space for you to do the same. I offer short, medium or long term therapy depending on your individual needs. I do not believe in a 'one-size fits all' approach and I have the ability, knowledge and training to draw from different approaches to best ensure that you get your individual needs met throughout the process. 

Solis Therapy Group, Lower Ground Floor, 25 Southernhay East, Exeter, Devon, EX1 1RS

Type of session

In person

Types of client


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