What I offer
I seek to create a safe, empathetic and accepting environment which provides a heartfelt and accompanied exploration of whatever issues you bring. A confidential place where you feel heard. A refuge for moving through stress, anxiety, trauma or other difficulties.
I am interested in how you experience yourself. I will seek to create a relationship of trust with you and compassionately support you in your exploration of yourself and the issues you bring. A place you can find and be yourself.
An important element of this is exploring what gets in your way, and what works for you. They are unique to each of us and can be emotional, physical, psychological, spiritual or energetic.
Overall my intention is to help rekindle your inherent well-being and help integrate this feeling and awareness into your everyday life. This will support you to move towards a greater sense of health, belonging and wholeness.
What to expect
During the sessions we will work safely with feelings, thoughts and felt senses so that you can experience and know yourself more fully, compassionately and with greater clarity around both past and present events. To bring more space to your life by mindfully rebuilding your capacity to pause, choose and respond rather than react.
With increased awareness of ourselves and the many layers of our lives we can start to notice and transform our habits and unresolved issues. At times this may be painful but it also gives an opportunity for you to experience greater trust, choice and a sense of all-rightness.
In Buckland-in-the-Moor,10 minutes by car from Ashburton on the A38, I work from a beautifully located and tranquil private room overlooking south Dartmoor. (www.tanmayo-therapist.com). Given the surroundings I also offer a longer eco-therapy session, for those that want it, which can incorporate walking in nature, engaging with the elements and senses and or meditation.
Free introductory session
Finding the right therapist is often daunting, particularly if you feel vulnerable. If what you have read here appeals to you, please phone me to arrange an introductory session.
In this initial free session, you can get a sense of how you would feel working with me as we discuss what you are seeking to get from therapy and how I might support you in this as well as sorting out practical issues.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have an MA in Core Process Psychotherapy from the Karuna Institute in Devon. It is a relational talking therapy which draws from western psychological and neuro-scientific theory combined with mindfulness.
I have been working as a psychotherapist since 2012 with a wide range of clients and issues. These include clients experiencing overwhelm, anxiety, depression, abuse or relationship issues; clients feeling inadequate, misunderstood or that they couldn’t cope, or didn’t belong; and clients suffering from panic attacks, shock, trauma, loss, or ill health.
I regularly undertake additional training which, over the last 2 years, has included domestic abuse, anger, rage & shame, sand tray, child protection, suicide, trauma, mindfulness, the impact of boarding schools and eco-therapy.
Other influences reflect my own experiences of therapy, meditation, enquiry, relationships, groups, fatherhood and, prior to my training as a therapist, a fulfilling and successful 30-year professional career in London.
I am registered and fully accredited with the professional organisation BACP and abide by their ethical guidelines.
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.
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.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Concessions offered for
I charge £40 per hour session to adults, for both short and long term work, with some reduced rate spaces to be negotiated.
I work in Buckland (TQ13) on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and have various times available including early morning and evenings.