I am trained in a number of different therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Person Centred Counselling, Transactional Analysis (TA) and Gestalt Therapy. I am creative in my approach and like to work intuitively – reacting to your needs and with your well-being at the heart of my work; using elements of each therapeutic model.
However we choose to work together, be it side by side in the open air, face to face in a room or connected by technology, you will have my full attention and I will listen with sensitivity, acceptance and with the aim of helping you explore and address your issues at a pace that suits you.
In 2019 I set up Counselling For Dads an online counselling service for fathers.
Since 2016 I have worked for Devon Counselling College as a tutor, teaching counselling and listening skills, a job which allows me to constantly re-evaluate my working practices and explore creative counselling interventions.
Counselling by its nature is a very intimate process; and working out what you feel you need can be tricky to start with. Our first session together will be used to set clear boundaries and is a time for us both to meet, talk about what you hope to gain from counselling and how we might work together.
As a member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) I operate within their Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and as such undertake regular supervision with a qualified supervisor. We work together using a combination of online, outside and indoor meetings.
Training, qualifications & experience
I completed my Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling with Devon Counselling College and have since then completed a number of further training and development courses including Online and Telephone Counselling, Ecotherapy, Transactional Analysis, and LGBTQI+ issues.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Ecotherapy and Room-based sessions cost £45 per 50 minute session
Online Video, Phone and Email sessions cost £40 per 50 minute session
If you feel that cost maybe a barrier to you, please ask about low cost sessions. I have a limited number of places available to people on low incomes. If there are none available at the time of your enquiry, I am more than happy to add your name to my waiting list.