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Adv Dip Couns., MBACP

About me

Based in my Private Practice in Newton Abbot, I am an experienced therapist who has worked to improve the Mental Health of Adults and Teenagers for nearly 15 years.

Life can be very challenging at times and I have worked with hundreds of clients on issues including Relationships, Identity, Change, Emotional instability, Loss, Health, Self Confidence, Isolation, Negative thoughts, Family Relationships, Sexuality and Divorce.  The list goes on.

I will help you explore your feelings, thoughts, circumstances and relationships in such a way that you gain clarity, new insights and a deeper understanding of them.  This increased self awareness can help lead to change, closure and self-acceptance.   Our therapeutic relationship is designed to initiate this process of growth and change and you will be met with respect and acceptance in a calm, safe place where together we can explore, discover, feel, reflect, consider and at times even celebrate and laugh.

Teenagers can bring many issues including Low Self Esteem, Anger and Anxiety, Peer relationship problems, Lack of Direction, Risk Taking,  Family relationships including Parent’s Separation, Family in Crisis and Self-Harm.  As part of natural teenage development, in order to prepare for independent Adult life teens often distance themselves from parents.   I have extensive knowledge of teenage development and experience building relationships with young people so that they can access a mature relationship outside of their family to talk about their issues.  This experience has been gained in Private practice and through 10 years working in secondary schools.

Personally, I am a ‘real’ person who has done a fair bit of life, both the ups and downs.  I am passionate about helping people accept themselves and tune into their ability to live life fully.

With a holistic view to mental health I value a good diet, activity, purpose, spirituality and appreciation of nature and friendships.  

I understand that the decision to have counselling is a big step which for many takes courage.  It can be hard to decide which therapist to choose, amongst so many qualified and experienced professionals.  I am pleased to say that the much of my work comes from personal recommendations and many of my clients will return for further sessions when a need arises.  I see every person I work with as an individual and our work is tailored to reflect this.   As an Integrative Therapist I am trained in Transactional Analysis,  Person Centred Approach, Gestalt and Attachment Theory.

Some issues can be dealt with looking at the here and now, other issues require longer term work exploring the past and making connections with your present circumstances.

I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I abide by their Ethical Framework and Guidelines for Good Practice, details of which can be found at

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling (Iron Mill Institute)
  • Diploma in Working Therapeutically with Young People (Devon Counselling College)
  • Safeguarding Child Protection Level 3
  • Certificate in Mental Health in Adolescents (KRD Training)
  • Certificate in Working with Clients who have Experienced Sexual abuse
  • Certificate in Working with Grief and Loss
  • Transactional Analysis 101 Verification Certificate  (Iron Mill Institute)
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills (Westminster Pastoral Foundation)
  • Certificate in Understanding the Mental Health Needs of Children and Young People (CAMHS)
  • MIPD Personal Development Course (Nortel Networks)


I run a thriving private practice for Adults and Young People in Newton Abbot.
I also work for one day a week at South Dartmoor Community College, counselling Young People.

My previous experience includes

  • Student Counselling at The Atrium College, Ashburton
  • 6th Form Student Counselling at South Dartmoor 6th Form College
  • Adult Counselling at the Palace Gate Counselling Centre in Exeter.
  • Counselling placement at Checkpoint in Torquay working with Young People.

Member organisations


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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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£40.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

Sessions are £40 an hour. I believe that good counselling should be accessible to everyone so I offer a concession to those who cannot afford £40.

You can contact me by telephone on the above number. If you need to leave a message you can be sure that this is only heard by me so your call remains confidential.

Cancellations – Please note that 24 hours notice is required if you wish to cancel a session. If notice is not given the session will be charged at the full rate.

When I work

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Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12

Type of session

In person