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MBACP Advanced Dip. Psychotherapeutic Counselling

About me

Hello,  making the decision to begin the counselling process can be a challenging one - where do you start?  I offer a safe, welcoming space where you can take the first step.

I believe that counselling is a collaborative process in which we work together on what you would like to change, or maybe you would like to have a better understanding of what is going on in your life. I will support you by:

  • finding ways to deal with uncomfortable thoughts and feelings you may be having
  • helping you to explore any worries or anxieties in a non-judgmental setting
  • working towards clarity and understanding about aspects of your life that are causing confusion
  • reflecting on your past to make sense of the present

Depression, anxiety and low self esteem often result from how we learnt to cope when our needs were not properly met at different stages of life. I offer an integrative approach where we work side-by-side to understand past ways of coping and enable you to have choices; sometimes we may work creatively to make sense of what happened.

With a background in homeopathy, I have a particular interest in how our emotional states impact on our physical health and well-being.

As a qualified therapist, I am a member of the BACP and follow their Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy, receiving regular supervision from a qualified supervisor to ensure that I adhere to this framework.

I work within the limits of my training; if I feel I am unable to help you personally, I will aim to provide you with information to take the next step.

If you would like more information about me and how I work, please contact me either

  • by phone
  • by visiting The North Devon Community of Therapists website (link at top of page)
  • via the Counselling Directory. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
  • Working Therapeutically with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Identified Clients

A commitment to Continuing Professional Development means that my training is ongoing in all aspects of mental health and wellbeing.

I have been a volunteer counsellor with NDADA (North Devon Against Domestic Abuse) and I also worked for Survivors Alliance North Devon (SAND) 

I currently volunteer with a national bereavement charity

I have a background in homeopathy and Reiki

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.

Therapies offered


£45.00 per session

Additional information

The first session is an assessment at £35

When I work

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Please contact me either by phone or email to discuss availability

Torridge Chiropractic Clinic, 40 High Street, Bideford, EX39 2AN

Type of session

In person

Types of client


Key details

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My room has limited accessibility (stairs)

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