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I am a qualified and BACP registered counsellor and Psychotherapist. My core training is in person centered counselling which essentially means that I will work with you at your pace with whatever you wish to bring. I work with each client in a very individual way and I draw on a number of counselling approaches to offer therapy that is individual to you. Essentially you decide the pace and you decide how deep you wish to go.
I work with a number of mental health problems. Often this is anxiety or depression, grief, stress or relationship issues. Sometimes clients need to revisit past events to determine the root of their unhappiness and this can sometimes involve trauma work.
It could also be that you don't know exactly what you want from counselling but you know that things don't feel quite 'right'. That's ok, we can work it out together.
We all need support at times and any one of us can end up in a place of crisis. It can be difficult thinking about starting counselling and so I want to let you know that you can contact me if you have any questions. It's really important that you find a counsellor you feel comfortable with. I offer a free telephone consultation so that we can talk about what you would like to get from therapy. This can take up to 30 minutes. Please drop me an email if you would like to arrange a time for this.
Training, qualifications & experience
In addition to my private practice I am a volunteer counsellor for a Plymouth agency which offers counselling to carers and to those affected by domestic abuse or sexual abuse.
Until recently, I managed a bereavement counselling service which specialised in complex grief and traumatic loss. I was with this charity for 6 years and working with bereavement remains a particular passion for me. I am also very interested in working with anxiety as I know myself how debilitating this can be, particularly social anxiety.
Diploma in Person Centered Counselling (CPCAB)
Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (CPCAB)
Member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)
Traumatic Loss and Complex Grief, The Impact of Domestic Abuse on Children and Young People, The Emotional Affects of Domestic Abuse
Carolyn Spring trainings: Working with Suicide and Self Harm, Working with Shame, Working with Relational Trauma.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
Counselling and Psychotherapy £40 for a 50 minute session. I charge a flat fee whether the sessions are face to face, telephone or zoom.
I have some availability for daytime and evening sessions, Monday to Friday. Currently this is via Zoom or telephone only but I hope to resume face to face very soon.