I offer a collaborative approach to counselling, essentially person-centred but drawing from a wide range of approaches. My experience has taught me that there is no 'one size fits all' approach to therapy. An important part of the process is making sure that I am the right fit for you. For this reason I offer an initial (no obligation to commit) half price session for you to see if you feel comfortable with me. If you do then we will move forward at your pace and in a way that feels safe for you.
There are all sorts of reasons why people seek counselling, life is seriously hard at times and it can really help to talk to someone in confidence. No issue is too big or too small and there is no shame in seeking counselling. I work with people who are struggling with anxiety, depression, childhood and adult trauma, grief, fear, loss, anger, disappointment and relationship issues. Counselling provides a safe, confidential space in which to express your thoughts and feelings. I can help you gain understanding and insight into a range of emotional issues.
I offer face-to face sessions in my private therapy room in Penryn, sessions last for 1 hour and take place weekly.
I also offer bespoke workshops for organisations, charities or any organised group. I have been a theatre maker for 20 years and have developed an intuitive practice combining non-threatening (and often humorous) theatre exercises with group facilitation to bring into the open any conflicts, misunderstandings, confusions or difficult to voice feelings. I have also used this creative approach to enable open discussions and debate around difficult subjects such as sex, consent, exploitation and politics. Unravelling judgments (conscious & unconscious), biases, assumptions and fears to cultivate empathy within groups, towards self, each other and service users (if applicable). Like all aspects of my therapeutic practice this work is contracted between participants with clearly set out boundaries. If this aspect of my work interests you please call or email me for a quote.
I look forward to hearing from you and hope I can help.
Call, text or email me and I will get back to you.
Training, qualifications & experience
Certificate in the Couple Relationship, Tavistock Relationships 2020-21
Basic Jungian Concepts, Dept. of Psychosocial &Psychoanalytic Studies Essex Uni. 2020
Mick Cooper, Relational Depth & Existentialism, Lifetime Therapy, 2018
Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling and Therapy 2016
BA (hons) Drama 2003
Counsellor - Cornwall Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre (CRASAC) (http://www.crasaccornwall.co.uk) 2016-2019
Counsellor - CLEAR Support (https://clearsupport.net) 2019- current
Creative Group Facilitator - Clients include; WILD Young Parents Project Cornwall (https://www.wildproject.org.uk), Cornwall Social Care (Social workers, youth workers, police, health care professionals, foster parents) & Useful Psychology https://www.usefulpsychology.org
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Standard: £40 per session
Concession rates available for students or people on low income & benefits.
Group Facilitation priced according to need, type of group, size of group, time etc.
When I work