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(Freebird Counselling South Devon)

About me

I have experience of working with clients aged 7 to 70+, having worked in schools, a university and for a charity supporting carers. I also bring a wealth of knowledge and skills from my previous career working with children and young people.

I believe every person has the ability to thrive given the right conditions; as a counsellor I am passionate about supporting clients in finding strategies to create those conditions. A reflective and flexible practitioner,  I know that the therapeutic relationship is key to successful therapy and the first steps on any counselling journey are very important. Therefore, I offer a discounted introductory session for you to find out more about me and how I work.

I am particularly aware of the many challenges faced by children and young people and the lack of support available for them in relation to mental health.  I work creatively in helping children and teenagers to develop self-esteem, resilience, confidence, self-awareness and coping strategies, whatever difficulties they are experiencing.

During this current period of social distancing, I understand how anxious many people may be about their health and their future.  Talking to someone may make all the difference. I am able to offer telephone and online sessions whilst we are unable to meet face-to-face.

Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you wish to know more.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • MNCS Accredited
  • Level 4 Advanced Diploma in Counselling (NCS Accredited), Heartwood Counselling and Psychotherapy College
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills, Heartwood Counselling and Psychotherapy College
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education, Northumbria University
  • Safeguarding Children level 3

I have extensive experience of working with children and young people in teaching and counselling roles, both in schools and at Plymouth University.  I also have experience in Special Educational Needs as a school SENDCo.

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From £40.00 to £45.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

£45 per hour face to face

£40 per hour online or telephone

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

There can be some flexibility around online sessions - please enquire for availability.

Kingsbridge, Devon, TQ7

Little Priory Offices, 59 Fore Street, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 5NJ

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

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