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Dip.Couns, MBACP

About me

I wonder what brought you here today? I know that things don't always work out the way we expected and sometimes we can find ourselves struggling to cope. You may have experienced divorce, illness, job loss, a bereavement or some other difficult life event. Perhaps you find yourself suffering with anxiety, tense and nervous, uncertain about the future. Perhaps you are in the grip of depression, your mood low and your mind filled with negative thoughts. When you find yourself in such a place it can be hard to see the way forward.

As a person-centred counsellor, I can support you through these challenging times by providing a therapeutic relationship within which you are able to explore your thoughts and feelings freely. This can help to clear the way towards a new understanding of your self and your situation, which in turn may lead to positive change and growth.

“A person is a fluid process, not a fixed and static entity; a flowing river of change, not a block of solid material; a continually changing constellation of potentialities, not a fixed quantity of traits.” - Carl Rogers

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level 5 CPCAB Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
  • Group facilitator at Lifetime Therapy
  • CRASAC Training Program (working with adults who have experienced rape, sexual assault and sexual abuse)

Over the last few years I have had the privilege of working with a diverse client group with whom I have explored a wide variety of issues. During this time I have worked with a number of people for whom challenging times in their lives have had an impact on their mental health and wellbeing.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


From £25.00 to £40.00
Free initial online session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

  • 60 minute Zoom session £35
  • 60 minute Zoom session (concessionary) £25
  • 50 minute face-to-face session £40
  • 50 minute face-to-face session (concessionary) £30

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I am available to meet online in the evening and at the weekend (as well as daytime). I am currently able to meet face-to-face in Truro on Thursdays and Fridays (daytime only).

Further information

I appreciate that it's important to find the right therapist, so that you can get the support you need to move forward in your life. To see if I'm right for you call or email me to book a free initial online session. Take the first step.

Penzance, Cornwall, TR18

Truro, Cornwall, TR1

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

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