MBACP Registered and Accredited. Adv Dip TA Psychotherapy
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Hello and welcome
- Do you want to make some changes to yourself?
- Do you wonder if something is missing?
- Do you question how fulfilled, complete and at peace you really feel? Would you like to grow, learn and be the best you can be in your relationships, love, family, work?
- Are you feeling unfulfilled, unhappy or simply wanting to talk through a current situation you are in or patterns that seem to repeat in your life?
Just because you have done something a particular way up till now does not mean that is the only way it can be. Change is terrifying and also exhilarating as well as inevitable in life.
The therapeutic process of counselling and psychotherapy can help us achieve and put in place changes we want to make.
Type of therapy I offer
TA ( Transactional Analysis) is a theory of psychotherapy which helps to explain and illustrate how personality and characteristics are formed and influence us throughout our childhood by our environment and experiences.
How our thoughts become beliefs as if truths and can influence our life immensely.
TA helps us greatly in understanding relationships in all forms and can be invaluable in making sense of situations which we are finding difficult, emotional or painful. This style of psychotherapy can help address problems quickly and directly as well as offering longer term exploration.
Often, if a problem is made clearer it can be less of a problem.
Although we cannot go back and 'fix' a situation in the past, we can explore and diminish the power of it and its affects in the present.
This inevitably leads to change.
The psychological games we can play unconsciously can be explored and identified easily with solutions that can have immediate affect.
We can at times in life lean on a crutch - thinking, relationships, addictions and these patterns allow us to distract from ourselves.
We never feel happy ultimately.
These patterns can be broken, gently though out therapy and replaced with a healthy way to live happily.
A little about me and my way of being a Therapist
My therapy style is to be authentic and transparent, approachable, warm and empathic.
We are all unique and need different ways of being listened to.
I see the value of the therapeutic process to be so enlightening, awakening and empowering. I aim to be without judgement, with compassion and most of all, with acceptance.
To be truly heard and listened to is of the utmost importance and the feelings this evokes deep inside can be immensely cathartic.
My particular interests
I have particular interest and experience of mindfulness and the practice of meditation to allow a reconnection of the present moment in contrast to the busy mind that we all have. Learning to acknowledge our thoughts as passing through and ever-changing can have an immense impact on how we navigate our daily lives.
I incorporate meditation into a session if a client would like to do this. This practice encourages quietening the mind and being able to attend to what is happening at the present moment.
Finding ways to quieten down the busy constant 'chatter' of the mind allows a stillness to be able to hear what we really need to hear. To be able to be present and practice this leads to great peace and clarity and then change.
Therapy outdoors gives a different, gentle and sometimes easier space to explore issues at a pace to suit you. Often a client may feel less anxious or uncomfortable walking side by side outdoors in nature allowing therapy sessions to flow organically and often using and relating to what is around and nearby.
Outdoor sessions allow space for quiet contemplation and connection with nature encouraging us to be more present and grounded.
Please feel comfortable to email me to discuss this further and ask any questions you may have.
FaceTime , Zoom, Skype and Whatsapp Video
I have been offering online therapy sessions for 6 years now so have learned the advantages of this ( no limit to geographic location, particularly appealing to anyone who feels anxious in any way) and also the limitations of online therapy and how best to overcome them.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a BA in Psychology. (Leeds University 1987)
Intermediate Certificate in Counselling Skills and Theory. (St Austell College 1997)
I completed a 4 year Advanced Training in Transactional Analysis (Cornwall 2001)
Extensive Substance misuse training and experience
Outdoor Therapy Certificate 2017
Power of Awareness ( Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield) 2019
Psychotherapy and Meditation Certificate 2020 (Tara Brach training)
Conscious Manifestation ( Eckhart Tolle ) 2022
My experience as a Counsellor is wide and varied.
I was a Counsellor with Cornwall Blind Association between 1997-2015
I was a Counsellor with Brook Cornwall (Sexual Health/Pregnancy advice for under 25's) between 2000-2012 ( lead Counsellor 2007-2012)
I was a Counsellor with The Freshfield Service (Substance Misuse) from 2001-2013
I was a Student Counsellor with Falmouth and Exeter Universities (Cornwall Campus) between September 2013 and August 2016.
I have had my own private Psychotherapy and Counselling Practice since 2000
I was a Student Counsellor at Teesside University from March 2017-June 2019
I am currently a student Counsellor at Durham University (since September 2019)
Registered / Accredited
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
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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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Addiction - substances,food,thinking, social media,exercise
Codependant relationships -within the family, partners, friendships
Family/Partner/Parent(s) of someone with an addiction
Young People (16 years upwards)
Elderly/End of Life
Bereavement and loss
£55.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
9.00-17.00 Individual £55 (55 minutes)
I offer a free no obligation telephone consultation to all individual new clients giving an opportunity to ask me questions and for me to assess if I may be experienced in the areas wishing to be addressed.
Outdoor therapy sessions are one hour £55
Session fees are payable in advance by online banking when booking a session in order to secure it.
When I work
I offer sessions on Fridays during the day.
I also offer Outdoor Therapy sessions to individuals.
Outdoor Therapy offers a quiet and peaceful space for reflection and an opportunity for a different dynamic within the session, as walking and talking and listening are altered subtly. This can be a gentle way to explore difficulty.
Please contact me to discuss further if you are interested in Outdoor sessions.