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Individual & Relationship Counsellor in Cornwall

About me

I welcome clients who want to understand or make a bit more sense of the challenges they're facing. Obstacles in life can leave us feeling stuck, invisible, alone or lost in our struggles to succeed. I am a strong believer in the therapeutic potential of being truly understood, seen and heard. With the right conditions, I have no doubt that we have the power to find our own direction and triumph over our difficulties with honesty and acceptance. I will work alongside you through discomfort, whether you're feeling confused or frustrated, afraid or lonely. Offering safety and support in a bright, comforting environment, my hope is that we will get to a place where you can feel more content with yourself and where you're going.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Person Centred Counselling and Therapy, Cornwall College.

CPCAB L6 Supervision (completing August 2021)

Couples Counselling Toolkit, The Counselling Academy.

Private practice experience working with a wide range of challenges, including;

Family issues,  postnatal depression, military family life, loss, grief and bereavement, identity exploration, relationship issues, affairs and betrayals, separation and divorce, coping with ill health and chronic conditions, parenting issues, clients coping with partners addiction, communication breakdowns within family units, work related stress and anxiety. Feeling overwhelmed or lost in your role at home or work.

I'd be particularly interested in working with you if you're struggling with how you relate to yourself and others. I believe the most important relationship we have is with ourselves and it's the template for all other connections.

Associate Counsellor with :

Positive People Project, Surf Action and First Light

Additional training includes:

CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)

Ethics, Boundaries and Small-Town Relationships

NVC (Non-Violent Communication)

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Long-distance relationships and frequently relocating (military life)

Family dynamics, communication breakdowns.

Feeling lost or generally unsure of your own sense of identity.

Home visits to provide therapy to anyone who would find it hard to get to a counsellor, for whatever reason.

I allocate a limited number of appointments at a discount for trainee counsellors/keyworkers/low income groups, please mention if you are in one of these categories.

Fees

£45.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£45 per hour, first session £25.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Monday to Friday 9am-8pm.

Further information

Face to face appointments and home visits available Monday to Friday between 9am-8pm.

Online appointments via Zoom/WhatsApp video call can be offered outside of these times.

River Barns, Old Portreath Road, Redruth, Cornwall, TR16 4QG

Cornish Therapy Centre, Forth Noweth, Redruth, Cornwall, TR15 1AU

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Online sessions available during social distancing restrictions. Where access or mobility may be an issue, home visits can be organised (when appropriate, as per government health guidelines re isolation)

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