20 Courtenay Park Road
A warm welcome to my counselling practice.
People come to counselling for a broad range of reasons. I can offer you a confidential, compassionate and safe space in which to explore the challenges that you might be facing.
Counselling can help you if you are struggling with anxiety and depression or low self-esteem for example. You may have experience of current or historical traumatic events or abuse. Or you may have suffered a loss or bereavement. Counselling gives you the opportunity to gain deeper self-awareness and insight. It can help you with personal growth and development and guide you through transitional periods in your life. Whatever it is that is troubling you I welcome you to share it with me.
I am an Integrative Counsellor which means I have trained in several methods of counselling. You may have heard of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for example. Not all types of counselling feel right for everyone so I am able to work with you to find a way that feels comfortable for you.
I will gently support you to explore what is troubling you and help you to cope with uncomfortable or overwhelming emotions. Counselling can help you to build inner resources - practical tools for wellbeing - and develop healthy ways of coping. In my calm and caring environment, I hope you will be able to work towards improving your self confidence and self esteem, feel healthy and able to live a fulfilling life.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Advanced Diploma Integrative Counselling
- Diploma Sand Play Therapy
- Diploma Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
- Certificate Coaching Skills
- BA (Hons) Drawing and Applied Arts
- BN (Hons) Nursing
My background profession is Nursing and my extensive experience in this role has informed my counselling practice. I trained as a counsellor in 2012 and found the profession that fits my fascination with people, is caring and creative. Seeing a counsellor myself has helped me to face challenges within my own life and feel healthy and resourceful.
I work with people of all ages including young people over the age of twelve years. I have varied experience working in private practice, voluntary children's services, school and disability services.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation anxiety
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I understand that sometimes it is hard to find the words to express how we feel. I specialise in using creative tools - sand play therapy and creative art therapy - to gently support you to express yourself.
£40 per one hour session
Some low cost counselling sessions available on enquiry
I work in welcoming, spacious and comfortable rooms in Newton Abbot. Both sites are accessible by car, bus and train. There is parking at both sites.
I welcome you to contact me for an initial session. This will be a free half hour session where we will see if we feel comfortable to work together.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am available Monday to Friday. Please contact me to enquire about my current availability.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|