I’m an Integrative Counsellor/CBT and EMDR practitioner based near Bideford Devon.
Integrative counselling means, drawing on a number of different therapeutic theories depending on a couple's needs on an individual’s needs.
Counselling: enables you to explore your past experiences, therefore helping recognise and understand the negative patterns; often formed in childhood.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT): can help you manage your problems by changing the way you think and behave. It's most commonly used to treat anxiety and depression, but can be useful for other mental and physical health problems— nhs.uk.
EMDR: Eye movement desensitisation reprocessing. My work as an EMDR therapist involves the identification of unprocessed traumatic or other distressing experiences that are continuing to drive an individual’s psychological disturbance. EMDR has been used to effectively treat a wide range of mental health problems— getselfhelp.co.uk
For more information on EMDR- emdrassociation.org.uk
I work with and support individuals who are experiencing: Stress & anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, depression, addictions, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), childhood trauma. Grief & bereavement. Eating disorders/disordered eating.
Addictions: alcohol, drug, gambling,
LGBT counselling: for lesbian, gay, bisexual &/ transgender people. Issues include sexual orientation, gender, relationships, self-esteem, family dynamics.
Personality disorders— bipolar.
I have thirteen years experience working as a practicing therapist; working within private practise and the NHS IAPT services (Increased Access to Psychological Therapies) which is a short-term therapeutic service provided for individuals through GP surgeries.
How I can help:
I have developed my stile of working throughout the last 13 years. Drawing on my own experiences has helped me be an empathic counsellor. My aim is to support you to understand where your difficulties may have originated. This is achieved through a non judgmental, good therapeutic relationship. We will work collaboratively on what you would like to change. I will help you explore how you feel about yourself and the world around you. I respect the individual’s right to confidentiality.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling- Integrative Counselling.
ACCREDITED / Registrant member with BACP & EMDR Therapist
Couples Therapy for Depression (IAPT and private)
Diploma in Counselling
Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy
Advanced Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy
Integrative Counselling - Diploma
I continue to attend regular training and workshops for professional development (CPD) keeping up to date with new ideas and changing practice and I also attend regular Group and Individual Supervision.
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.
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have also looked at Ecotherapy. A therapy for personal healing and healing for the earth. Looking at how our environment can impact on our lives and the positive way that nature can influence us by taking therapy outside.
Concessions offered for
£45.00- 50 minute session- individual
£50.00- 60 minutes EMDR session
£70.00- 60 minute session- couple
Tuesday - Friday
From September 2012 to January 2014 I worked for KCA UK (kent) with their Psychological Therapy Providers team. (AQP, IAPT) Here I work with clients presenting with a range issues, such as Depression, Stress and Anxiety disorders. PTSD, Phobias, Self-Esteem and Low Confidence. This is short term intervention therapies.
I am currently working at Dover Counselling, again working with IAPT clients and privately in Canterbury. I have been working for Dover for four years. I am also an EMDR practitioner.
I also work with clients who require long term support.