- Phone number
- 01872 275043 / 07709 049375
- Wheelchair accessible office
About me and my therapy practice
In your search for a therapist, what are you looking for? Qualifications? Experience? Someone who has a broad depth of understanding which has evolved over many, many years of professional service and yet provides a reasonably-priced service? Perhaps I might be the right person for you.
I was originally trained as an integrative counsellor, which means that I learnt the whole spectrum of psychological approaches. When working with you, I would try to explore what your specific needs are and how choices can be made to promote positive change. We might also explore your past - if that is relevant - so that together we can analyse your current situation with deeper insight and then plan future goals. At the end of the day, the only thing that actually matters is that the most suitable approach by the most suitable person is utilised to deal with your specific difficulty.
With over forty-five years experience working in mental health, I can assure you that problems are rarely too big that they cannot be delicately unravelled. Conversely, your concern would never be perceived as too trivial. Everything you tell me is treated in a respectful way with the utmost confidentiality.
The use of the title Dr in this directory listing relates to the member’s doctorate qualification. However, this does not imply a general medical qualification.
I am based in Malpas, Truro with on-site parking. The discreet therapy room has panoramic river views which immediately creates a sense of calm.
My first session
Your first session will normally last for 1.5 hours in order for me to gain a good perspective of your life and a real understanding of your difficulty. The first half an hour is free so, if you feel uneasy or uncomfortable, you can choose not to continue and owe me absolutely nothing. However, if we both feel we could work together, we would do another hour immediately afterwards but you would only owe me for that hour. It is important during this first session to establish a solid therapeutic relationship, which will continue to grow and develop in future sessions.
What I can help with
Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Life coaching, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
CBT, Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Solution focused brief therapy
Clients I work with
Adults, Couples, EAP, Families, Older adults, Organisations, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited