About Me

I have a BA (hons) in Integrative Counselling and am a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). In addition I have a foundation level in Systemic Practice which enables me to offer Family Support. I have also had training in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.

When I began my private Counselling practice I was working in a school where the pupils had a diverse range of physical and mental health issues which meant overcoming many barriers so they could access support. In addition to my private counselling I am employed in an NHS mental health service which has its own different challenges, all of which has broadened my experience further.

I am bound by the BACP’s ethical guidelines (which you can view here.) My training has been in Integrative practice and I use a variety of different theoretical models to suit the client. Good therapy though relies on a good relationship between the client and the Counsellor. This is the heart of therapeutic work and without it success can be limited.

I try to offer a safe, reassuring, empathic and confidential space in which the client can explore their difficulties at their own pace.The role of the counsellor is to listen to and warmly receive the client on equal terms without judgement.

My ultimate aim is to enable and empower the client to work through, understand and resolve their problems. Hopefully making longer term positive choices and changes in the process.

How It Works

You can call me for a free initial consultation lasting up to half an hour. If you then feel comfortable and would like to continue with me then we arrange a face to face or video session, whichever suits you best.

Ideally, we then contract to a further 6 hourly sessions. It is important to note though that this is not  a binding contract and you are free to end the sessions at any given time if you feel that this is not for you. A short period of one week’s notice is all that is required.  A review will take place at session 4 (earlier if the client wishes). We will discuss how things are going and decide whether or not to extend the number of sessions.

There isn’t  a limit to the number of sessions that are available should you wish to engage in longer term therapy.

2 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Hello – I’m looking for some support for my brother who has anxiety and I think is close to a breakdown. He’s an adult (a chef). Do you have availability? You were recommended by Rosemary pell.

    • Dear Nik,

      Many thanks for your enquiry and for getting in touch. I’m really sorry that your brother is struggling with Anxiety and this is having such a horrible impact.
      I do have availability on a Monday during the day if that works at all for him? I could see him face to face in my therapy room in Exeter or via Zoom if he preferred.
      I offer a free 30 minute phone call if he would like to see how we might get on and understand more about what I offer. He might(depending on how his anxiety affects him) find this difficult so I am more than happy of he wanted to email or just begin sessions..the important thing is to arrange things to suit his needs.

      I hope this is helpful, please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any further questions.
      Warm wishes

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