About me

I offer affordable counselling helping you to process and move forward.  Initial phone consultation would be free to help you decide if I am the right counsellor for you.

I can offer face to face or online therapy sessions, whatever issues you bring such as anxiety, depression, trauma, loss & bereavement, low self-esteem & confidence, relationships and unhappiness with work, home or general unhappiness in a supportive environment offering compassion and kindness. 

I have experience working and supporting young people, families and Adults.

I support my clients who bring a broad range of issues by using gentle yet powerful techniques that help them discover healthy strategies for coping. I see counselling and therapeutic work as a collaborative process in which the client brings her or his experiences in both a conscious and an unconscious way and I bring my awareness, my experience and my respectful curiosity.

I use a broadly humanistic, integrative approach developed principally from these sources, Gestalt, Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

Gestalt Therapy is an experiential therapy and centres on the individual’s experience in the here and now, the relationship between the therapist and client, the circumstances in which these things take place, and the adjustments people make as a result of the situation. Gestalt Therapy is holistic and emphasises personal responsibility.

Mindfulness is an approach to help clients reconnect with themselves and the world around them.  Practices will help clients to manage conditions such as anxiety. Through noticing thoughts and allowing them to understand how unhelpful thoughts such as worrying can increase their anxiety. Becoming more self aware and noticing the difficulties in life but also allowing themselves to focus on the good things that might be happening in their life no matter how small they might be.

CBT is a structured approach which aims to get to the bottom of problems relating to dysfunctional emotions, behaviours and thoughts. This is achieved through the exploration of negative thoughts with a client followed by more goal-oriented sessions in which clients are taught techniques which they can then apply to everyday life.

Call me on  07727 660481, this is a private office line (not personal) and messages can be left 24/7, you are also welcome to contact me by text message or use the  'Email me' link at the top of the page. If I am not available straight away I will of course endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. 
  • Level 3 NCFE in Counselling Skills and Theory.
  • Level 2 NCFE in Awareness of Mental Health Problems.
  • Level 2  RQF Certificate in Self harm & Suicide Awareness and Prevention.
  • MISP Adult Mindfulness Programme.
  • MISP Young Persons Mindfulness Programme.
  • Pete's Dragon Grief, Bereavement & Suicide Prevention Training.
  • TouchBase Attachment/ACE's trauma Training.
  • CAPiTA Level 2 in Safeguarding Children Training.
  • Level 1 Autism Training.
  • HABC Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid.
  • YGAM City and Gilds Gambling & Gaming Awareness Education Programme.
  • I also volunteered for Dartmoor Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy and Children and Families in Grief.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Fees

From £30.00 to £45.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

Fees - £30  - £45.00

Free initial telephone or online session available.

Paignton
Devon
TQ4

Type of session

In person
Online
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