- Phone number
- 07888 636521
- Concessionary rates
I offer multiple unique locations for face-to-face therapy. We can meet in my therapy room in central Exeter, in my fully accessible therapy room in Clyst Honiton close to Exeter airport, or in Newton Poppleford.
I also offer online therapy to individuals using the secure Zoom meeting platform or we can even meet via the telephone.
Short term therapy to individuals and couples - usually 6 to 10 sessions
Long term open-ended therapy to individuals and couples.
Each standard therapy session lasts between 50 - 60 minutes.
Each extended therapy session lasts between 80 – 90 minutes
About me and my therapy practice
Every person’s experience of life is unique. Every person is unique.
Whatever brings you to therapy, whatever you want to explore or want help with, our work will always start by establishing a caring, authentic and collaborative relationship in which you feel supported, cared for and listened to.
You may want support to soften current distress, or to better understand what brings personal meaning to your life. You may want to become better aware of what drives your current emotions, thoughts, feelings and behaviours, or understand how past experiences have influenced who you are today. By working together to raise your awareness of yourself my aim is that you not only feel seen, heard and supported, but that you feel better equipped to make positive personal choices and changes that are right for you.
There is no single best way of ‘doing’ therapy. Different clients need different things at different times. Because you are unique and know yourself better than anyone else, we will use a variety of therapeutic interventions blending them together in a complimentary way to suit your individual style, goals, needs and pace. My role is not to provide solutions but to help you find your answers in a confidential, non-judgemental, secure space.
Sometimes it can be difficult to attend sessions face to face. Since the beginning of the Covid 19 pandemic the benefits of online and telephone therapy have become very apparent. Online and telephone counselling can be as effective as face-to-face counselling and offers the additional advantages of convenience, flexibility and accessibility.
I am a fully qualified MBACP registered psychotherapeutic counsellor. I provide private face-to-face counselling to adults (individuals and couples) and young people aged 16+ in Exeter and Aylesbeare (East Devon) as well as online and telephone counselling to individual clients across the UK.
My extensive life experience, which includes living and working overseas in five different cultural environments, and my training as a humanistic integrative therapist at Iron Mill College in Exeter has reinforced my passionate belief in the uniqueness of every individual.
Our starting point for your therapy focusses on us building a meaningful, trusting and collaborative relationship, based on your individual needs and personal goals. By using carefully considered and mutually agreed interventions we will safely and confidentially explore your unique combination of emotions, feelings, behaviours, thoughts, experiences and bodily felt sense to help you become more aware of your ‘self’. ‘Self’ awareness allows and empowers you to make choices in line with whatever brings you meaning both now and in the future.
Alongside enhancing your awareness of who and why you are, we will also develop your own personalised self-care ‘tool kit’ of ideas, information and methods to give you confidence to cope with overwhelming or distressing emotions and feelings during and beyond therapy.
My humanistic, existentially focused way of working utilises aspects of Gestalt therapy, Transactional Analysis, Parts work, Somatic awareness, Psycho-education and other creative interventions.
As a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists I adhere to their ethical framework. In line with GDPR and client confidentiality I am registered as a data controller at the Information Commissioners Office. I hold full professional liability insurance and an up-to-date enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service certificate.
My first session
Relationship is key to a successful therapeutic outcome, so it is really important that you feel comfortable working with me and that I am able to support you in your journey. If you feel we might be a good match then please get in touch so we can see if my availability matches yours. If it does we can organise a complimentary no obligation 30 minute telephone consultation.
What I can help with
Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Life coaching, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Brief therapy, Cognitive, Creative therapy, Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological, Relational, Transactional analysis, Transpersonal
Clients I work with
Adults, Couples, Older adults, Trainees, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Outdoor therapy, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone therapy, Time-limited