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.
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 over 15 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), 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
Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling and Therapy
BA (hons) Drama
Counsellor - Cornwall Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre (CRASAC) (http://www.crasaccornwall.co.uk)
Counsellor - CLEAR Support (https://clearsupport.net)
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
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client