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About me

I am an experienced integrative counsellor based in Teignmouth and Shaldon, Devon and a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. My aim is to support my clients’ well-being and growth by nurturing their emotional awareness, resilience and confidence. I believe counselling is for everyone and whatever challenges and troubles my clients face I endeavour to create a supportive, gentle and effective place for them to face them.

In my practice I see clients of all ages dealing with many kinds of difficulties and it is my role to give each of them the most empathy, honesty and compassionate regard I can.

I work extensively with older people and provide a fully mobile counselling service for those clients who cannot come to me, visiting them in residential care homes, supported living and private residences. My mobile service covers areas including Teignbridge, Torbay, Exeter and Exmouth.

Online counselling and telephone consultations are offered for some or all of your sessions if it is difficult for you to make regular appointments in Teignmouth.

I also have a special interest in supporting people with dyslexia or other specific learning difficulties and have considerable experience of doing this in school and university settings.

Training, qualifications & experience

I qualified with an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling from the Iron Mill Institute In 2009 and before entering private practice I worked extensively in schools and universities.

I am a registered member of the BACP.

Member organisations

BACP

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

Teignmouth, Devon, TQ14

Type of session

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