- Phone number
- Flexible hours available
- Available for home visits
- Concessionary rates
I currently have availability both in my practice in North Devon and internationally online via Zoom. Appointments are available Monday to Friday including some evenings. Please drop me a message with no obligation to see if I have something that suits you. I work with most clients weekly but can also accommodate bi-weekly and monthly patterns. Payment can be made via BACS, debit card (a payment link can also be emailed to you) or cash.
About me and my therapy practice
You're probably here because things aren't going well right now, they haven't in the past, or you're worried about the future, maybe all three. I understand - we all have difficulties to overcome at points in our lives. In fact, I believe that these times when we struggle can be our greatest opportunities for personal growth and enrichment. I know it can be daunting, overwhelming even, but I assure you that I am here to support you, and offer you the security and space, so you can explore your inner world safely, and at the right pace for you.
I'm drawn to understanding you as an individual, what you experience, think and feel, and how you relate to the world around you and your own personal history. With curiosity and compassion, I will guide you to understand how and why you feel and interact as you do. By getting to know and understand yourself in this way, you will gain clarity and courage to move forward and make decisions from an informed position. By choosing to seek out therapy, you have already taken a big step, I will be here with you on the journey.
I am an Integrative Counsellor, mainly focussed on Internal Family Systems therapy and Brainspotting, which is a mindfully focussed processing technique. Through a tailored approach - different for each individual - we will work through your concerns towards your desired goals. I believe that you have within you the ability to connect with your core sense of compassion, courage and calm curiosity that will allow you to discover who and how you truly are, and go on to serve you throughout your life.
I currently work from my practice in Ilfracombe and online internationally via Zoom, which is a free and easy to use app that I can help you set up. I offer short and long-term therapy with sessions typically being 1 hour long at a time to suit you. For online sessions you just need a quiet place where you won't be interrupted or feel overheard and a good WiFi or 4/5G connection.
Counselling can offer support through a difficult time, a deeper understanding of yourself and others, increased self-confidence, and a more positive outlook. As a guide, amongst other things, counselling can help with the following:
Anxiety, panic attacks, anger management, bullying, depression, domestic violence, eating disorders, family issues, grief, illness, low self-esteem, sexual abuse, stress, suicidal thoughts, relationship issues, trauma. I will keep your well-being and needs at the very forefront of the work, always aiming to empower you to find your own solutions - please contact me for more information.
I am fully insured and a registered member of the BACP - British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
My first session
We will have either spoken on the phone, exchanged emails or texts before your first session, and usually I will have sent you my contract to read through, which outlines how I work. I am also able to offer a free initial 20 minute Zoom or phone call consultation so you can see if I feel like the right person for you, although this isn't obligatory.
During the first session you can tell me what you are looking for from therapy, and what you feel are the main reasons why you are seeking help right now.
I understand that it can be nerve-racking to start therapy - it's only natural. Hopefully, by the end of the first or second session, you will feel more confident in me and that trust will grow further as we go on.
For many people, the opportunity to talk freely and confidentially feels like such a relief that a lot of words and emotions pour out right away, for others it takes a bit longer. I will work at your pace and there are no hard and fast rules about how the process unfolds.
At any point throughout the process you are welcome to raise any doubts you have, or stop at any point.
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, LGBTQ+ counselling, Loss, Menopause, Men's issues, Mood disorder, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Vegan allied, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Behavioural, Brief therapy, Creative therapy, Emotionally focused therapy, Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Interpersonal, Person centred, Relational
Clients I work with
Adults, Couples, EAP, Older adults, Organisations, Trainees, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Home visits, Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone therapy, Time-limited