About me

I know how hard it can be to reach out and get help. At times an issue can seem to take over all of your inner world and seeing a way through can be tricky. It might be an issue such as:

  • anxiety and depression
  • loss
  • identity
  • relationships in turmoil
  • stress and overwhelm

Often it doesn't have a name, nor want one. It maybe a feeling that change is needed, but we just don't know how.

I can help. I offer integrative counselling, which means that I am flexible in my approach and trained in several schools of counselling and psychotherapy. Ultimately though, it will be your needs that decide how we work together. We will work out the therapeutic pace that suits you, and together find the steps you need to get where you want to go. Being fully NCS accredited, qualified and supervised means that I offer safe and confidential counselling with compassion and a non-judgemental attitude at the core of our work.  You'll get my true sense and presence in our work, as well as my academic experience and training.

I offer both long and short-term therapy depending on your needs. I also offer a free half-hour initial consultation, either online or by telephone. I'm based in Paignton in professional rooms with easy parking and transport links. Lastly, I'm experienced working with age ranges from adolescents to all adult age groups. 

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this.

Training, qualifications & experience

Advanced Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy

My CPD includes:

  • Working with Trauma
  • Somatic Resourcing
  • Grief and Loss
  • Cruse Training in Storytelling and Grief
  • Nature Therapy
  • Counselling and adolescent brain development
  • Mindfulness Teaching

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Fees

£35.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

£35 per hour

Student rates
£30 per hour 

Paignton
Devon
TQ4

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.