How do you choose a therapist? Well, they say that we make up our minds in a 10th of a second; by just seeing somebody's face we decide if we trust, feel safe, are comfortable with this person. The next step is begin to explore some of the background of a person and in this case it's me.
I started my working career in the NHS as a registered nurse where I got to appreciate not just the physical but some of the emotional and mental health issues of patients. This sparked my interest in the human psyche and I have now been working as a therapist for the last 27yrs with a wide variety of issues.
I have learned the value of individual difference; of courage, trust, integrity and the ability for all of us to find our own path. I have learned that I don't have all the answers although I do have the skills to help you discover yours. I also know that I can sit with you and be with you in your felt sense of anxiety, fear, depression, anger or chaos. I strongly believe that you can be empowered to find your own answers given a non-judging, confidential, safe space that you can feel at ease in.
How do I do all of this? I trained as an Integrative Therapist which means that the approach combines different elements of specific therapies (cognitive behavioural therapy, psychodynamic therapy, solution focused, trauma informed approaches, addictions etc) to help support you. This fits with my sense of finding the right approach that best suits your needs. I am also a mindfulness practitioner and can work with you from this perspective.
My passion is in the evolving research of neuro-psychotherapy or brain based therapy. This approach is based in cutting edge brain science - how the brain works, the connection with mind and body, our social interactions and our environment and how we experience all of this - emotionally and behaviourally. Maybe that sounds a lot but basically it just means that it helps me to see the whole of you rather than just one part of you.
Together you and I can work towards discovering ways that help you to arrive at where you want to be.
Training, qualifications & experience
MSc - Counselling/psychotherapy and Supervision
MA - Mindfulness approaches (MBCT/MBSR)
Practitioners Diploma - Neuro-Linguistic Programming
Auricular Acupuncture - NADA and YUAN
MISP - Mindfulness in Schools
Diploma - Trauma and Mental Health
Emotional Freedom Technique
Certificates - NAS (National Autistic Society) SPELL, Supporting Families, Stress & Anxiety, Sensory Experience.
Level 3 - Safeguarding Children and Adults
Certificate - Online Counselling
Registered Member British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
specialism in working with personality disorders and emotional trauma
£48.00 per session
The fees are for individual sessions £48.00 for 60mins session and £70.00 for 90mins session
* free over the telephone, online 15 mins introduction
The above fees are also applicable to online video or phone counselling sessions
Mondayn-Friday 8am - 7pm
Saturday - 8am- 2pm
or just call me to find a time that suits you and to explore online or phone appts
I am based in Falmouth and accessible by train - there are 2 near by stations with a regular timetables. There is also a bus stop close by or a main bus stop which is within a 10mins walk.
There is free parking.