- Phone number
- 01803 665604
- Flexible hours available
- Wheelchair accessible office
Tuesday - 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
About me and my therapy practice
If you're looking for a qualified and experienced therapist in Paignton, then you need look no further, as I provide a full range of counselling and psychotherapy services in and around Torbay and the surrounding areas. Including Preston, Paignton, Torquay, Newton Abbot, Brixham, Totnes and Kingsteignton.
Please read through the extensive range of counselling services that I offer, or contact me with any questions or queries. I also provide an online counselling service.
People begin counselling for a variety of reasons such as depression, anxiety, work or relationship issues, a long-term feeling of dissatisfaction, or an immediate life changing crisis.
Your decision to begin counselling or psychotherapy is an indication of your strength, hope, and a deeply held belief in the potential that problems can become more manageable, that life can become more fulfilling, and that your relationships can function well.
In therapy together, we’ll create a relationship to help you discover and change patterns of feeling, thinking, and relating that may be causing you to feel stuck, confused, or overwhelmed. In a safe and trusting environment, our conversations will unfold in the space and time you need to get to know yourself better and become free to follow your life goals and desires. I will support you as fully as possible in your search to find how best to move forward, in the areas of your life you choose to explore.
It would be a privilege to meet with you for a consultation to explore whether counselling with me feels right for you. I welcome your enquiry by phone or email. Counselling can make a significant positive change to your life.
I have been working as a qualified psychotherapist for a period of twenty four years. Although my original experience of this type of work began in 1987 when I worked for a number of years as a counsellor for the Samaritans based in she Greater Manchester area. During that time I worked with issues of abuse, extreme states, addiction, crisis and relationship conflicts.
I hold the qualifications Batchelor of Science with Honours, Diploma in Advanced Counselling, Diploma in Clinical Supervision, Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), EMDR Certified Practitioner, Master Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming, having trained at the Iron Mill Institute in Exeter. Thereafter I undertook four years Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy Training.
I am currently in private practice working with fifteen clients per week. I treat the many and varied emotional difficulties that people experience, including stress, anxiety, panic attacks, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. I am experienced as a Relationship Counsellor, and I have worked extensively with physical, emotional and sexual abuse trauma.
I receive referrals from local doctors and Torbay Council. I have worked with Torbay Social Services as a Psychotherapist working with the Child Protection Department counselling offending adults. For a number of years I worked as a counsellor contracted to the Devon and Cornwall Constabulary employee assistance program.
I am also currently contracted to the NHS, and working within the High Intensity Psychosocial Service offered for individuals recovering from alcohol or substance misuse.
I have taught and co-facilitated the B.A.C.P. Accredited Diploma-Level Counselling course at The Iron Mill Institute, Nr Truro, Cornwall and have delivered training in corporate settings.
What I can help with
Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Life coaching, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Substance Dependency, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive analytic therapy, Eclectic, EMDR, Emotionally focused therapy, Gestalt, Integrative, Neuro linguistic programming, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Psychosynthesis, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis, Transpersonal
Clients I work with
Adults, Couples, EAP, Older adults, Trainees
How I deliver therapy
Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited