The general aim of psychotherapy and counselling is to help us live a more satisfying and rewarding life and for us to experience a greater sense of 'ease' within ourselves. Psychotherapy and counselling achieves this by helping us to identify the 'blocks' that prevent us from fully connecting with our own true nature and sense of who we are.
I offer both long and short-term counselling and psychotherapy with individuals on a face-to-face basis. The length of time spent working together will depend on what you want to bring and what it is you want to achieve.
I operate a sliding scale for fees based on your financial circumstances and I offer the first session free of charge. This is an initial consultation where we will discuss what you want to bring to psychotherapy/counselling and make an agreement together on the way forward.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Masters Degree (MA) in Mindfulness Based Core Process Psychotherapy from the Karuna Institute (Middlesex University) in Devon. This qualification follows the completion of a five year long period of in-depth professional training and clinical practice.
I have also trained at the Iron Mill Institute in Exeter and have a Diploma in Integrative and Relational Approaches to Transactional Analytic Psychotherapy and have a Bachelor's Degree (BA) in Psychology.
I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP). I abide by these organisations' ethical frameworks, guidlelines for good practice and codes of confidentiality.
I have full Professional Liability insurance and I am a registered ICO data controller.
I have been working with clients since 2008 and since that time I have been built up a wide range of experience working with clients in a number of different settings ranging from NHS primary and secondary care (GP surgery, Gender clinic, Community Mental Health Services) to community based and not-for-profit counselling services and private practice.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Asperger's syndrome
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Eating disorders
- Gender dysphoria
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
I operate a sliding scale for fees based on your financial circumstances and I offer the first session free of charge. This is an initial consultation where we will discuss what you want to bring to counselling/therapy and make an agreement together on the way forward.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Saturday and early evening sessions also available.
Types of client