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Dip.Couns, MBACP

About me

I am a qualified, experienced counsellor and have had my private practice since 2013.  I place trust and respect for my clients at the centre of all my work.  I am a compassionate and deeply empathic person, offering a confidential and non-judgemental space. My clients are truly listened to and this enables growth and a deeper understanding of the issues which has brought you to counselling.

Training, qualifications & experience

Being a fully qualified counsellor and Registered member of the BACP, I regularly partake in CPD (continued professional development), which keeps me up to date and refreshed about the theories, practice and therapies that are key to working successfully with my clients. 

Being a person-centred therapist, I encourage and support the client and guide the therapeutic process without interrupting or interfering with the client’s process of self-discovery.

I offer short term and long term counselling options, a limited number of concessionary spaces and I can be available day time and some evenings.  I specialise in helping people with: obsessive thoughts, depression, anxiety, low self esteem.

I also work for a charity called Your Voice Cornwall, which is an organisation that helps women affected by mental health issues, across Cornwall.  We offer support groups, activities and other resources to help women come together and support one another in their mental health journeys.  I facilitate the St Austell day-time group, which is held in the Conservatory of the Holmbush Inn, St Austell.  If you are interested in joining this compassionate and caring group please contact me for dates and details. 

The first step of making contact can feel quite daunting, so please feel free to simply email or text me, in confidence, if preferred.  Alternatively you can call me for a discussion about your needs.

  • Diploma in Advanced Therapeutic Counselling, qualifying in 2013.
  • Fully Insured
  • Enhanced CRB check (Criminal Records Bureau)

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

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£40 an hour.

When I work

Available most days and evenings.

St. Austell, Cornwall, PL26

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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I offer telephone and on-line counselling also.