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My working hours are flexible between 10am and 7pm Monday to Friday only.
Due to the current pandemic and my sheilded status I am working only online by Zoom. This seems to be working very well for those who have used it. It has the benefit of saving travelling time!
About me and my therapy practice
I gradually moved from the world of Social Work with Children and Families, Family Therapy, Family Mediation into the world of Counselling and Psychotherapy and Life, Business and Executive Coaching.
My passion for seeing people heal and grow into all they may be, in all aspects of life remains as strong now 40+ years on as a practitioner. If you work with me, my hope for you would be make the very most of "this one wild and precious life", to thrive and not merely survive.
As a Practitioner of 30+ years, now Senior Accredited, I have trained in many therapeutic approaches and modalities.
My personal status as an adoptee prompted a deep curiosity, about personal, relational and family dynamics, including pre and peri-natal circumstances and how all these can impact on people throughout life.
Consequently I have developed an interest and level of expertise in issues relating to adoption and reunion with birth families.
Because of my advanced years now I have experienced many life events such as marriage, divorce, single parenthood, successful re-marriage, life threatening illness and being an elder.
I see myself, not just as an individual, but also as part of the collective humanity and see it as my responsibility to use my knowledge and skills to raise my own and other's awareness to be all we may be.
I have had my own private practice for more than 30 years. During that time I have held contracts with all the emergency services, Fire and Rescue Services, Police, Ambulance and Defence Medical Welfare. I am a Trauma trained therapist. I have also provided counselling for most large organisations and public services in Plymouth. All this provided a very wide experience of working with all manner of challenges faced by people of all classes and ranks.
Because of my many years of training with families and working as a Family Mediator I saw that many marriages break down unnecessarily. I specialise in working with couples whose relationships are in trouble, to either "mend it or end it". This work involves a 3 month minimum package of sessions.
For individuals, I offer a one off individual breakthrough session, and if the client and myself agree that further work together would be beneficial, I offer 6 session packages with review after 6 sessions.
I also work with Meridian Energy Approaches such as Emotional Freedom Technique and Theta Healing which can produce quite profound results in a short time. I am a qualified practioner in both these approaches.
As a member of BACP Coaching, I also offer Therapeutic Coaching to work on creating the best possible future.
My first session
Our first session consists of a thorough conversational assessment as far as clients feel comfortable with it. I keep things as relaxed and engaged as possible. There are no forms to fill in. We contract our number of sessions.
As I see everyone as unique individuals with their unique histories,I do not have a one size fits all. At the end of the session, we discuss what you most want to achieve from our work together and how we will use the sessions.
I am flexible within the bounds of my own self-care about times and pace of sessions. These can be weekly, bi-weekly then monthly as you require.
After 6 sessions, we review the progress made and discuss how we proceed, more session, take a break , or move towards coaching, as you wish.
What I can help with
Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Business coaching, Career coaching, Child related issues, Depression, Development coaching, Executive coaching, Infertility, Leadership coaching, Life coaching, Loss, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Clients I work with
Adults, Couples, Families, Groups
How I deliver therapy