Everyone experiences emotional difficulties at some time in their life and the feelings accompanying any changes can be extremely hard to cope with. You may feel panic and out of control; friends are supportive but can't really help.
Counselling and psychotherapy are a specific form of support involving talking or not talking, usually on a regular basis, preferably weekly, where you have a chance to express your inner world in relation to your daily life. Together we explore difficulties and problems, celebrate joyous events and help you put your difficulties in a context where you are able to move forward. The ways in which I work can include deep listening to your story, exploration, imagination, art/play process.
The first meeting we have is without charge so that we can get to meet face to face and discuss what issues you are facing and whether I think I can help you and whether you would like to work with me.
How to get started? Please feel free to email me or telephone my mobile and leave a message. I generally respond within 24 hours and I aim to offer you an appointment within seven days. If, when we meet, we aren't a good fit for each other, I will do my best to recommend you to a suitably qualified colleague.
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced Diploma in Integrative Pschosynthesis Psychotherapy 1999
The Maudsley Model of Short Term Therapy for Anorexia Nervosa 1999
Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in Primary Care 1998
Senior Counsellor, Eating Disorder Support, Plymouth 1996-2000
Tutor - CPCAB Counselling Skills and Theory, St Austell College, Cornwall 2003
Turor - AQA Diploma Integrative Counselling Skills and Theory, Cornwall Psychotherapy, Turo, Cornwall 2003 - 2006
Pensilva Health Centre, Liskeard, Cornwall - Senior Counsellor 1997 - 2001
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Mid Life Crisis
Eco-anxiety and ecological issues
£40 one hour session Gweek
£45 one hour session Truro
Concessions offered for
If there is something that I have not mentioned that you would like to discuss, please feel free to contact me and we can discuss if I can help you, or refer you to a suitable colleague.