- Phone number
- 07307 639344
- Concessionary rates
About me and my therapy practice
Counselling can help raise awareness of patterns, themes and behaviors in your life, which in turn, facilitates sustainable changes or acceptance of a challenging situation such as loss or illness.
We all experience difficulties at some stage in our lives which can affect confidence, self-esteem, and relationships. Healing comes from developing a deeper connection with your core self and improved insight into your ability to make changes.
I charge half price for an introductory session
I hold an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling and am a fully Registered and Accredited Member of the BACP with ten years experience of counselling. I work with individuals (over the age of 16) and couples alike. I am experienced in working within a wide range of settings
I bring an open, non-judgemental curiosity to my work and am interested to hear about your inner world, in the belief that you have the capacity to be guided by your own wisdom. With experience, I balance a Person-centered, empathic approach to our sessions, with other models of counselling such as Cognitive behavioral therapy, Emotionally focused therapy, Transactional Analysis and creative work.
Working collaboratively, with a sense of compassion is central to my work, which helps to develop a trusting and supportive relationship, whereby clients feel able to share themselves wholly.
I am particularly interested in how we relate to one another and the impact that life challenges can have on our resilience within our relationships including, with ourselves.
Outside of my private practice, I work as an Oncology Counsellor at the Force Cancer Support Centre, Exeter, where I co-facilitate groups as well as work with individuals and couples. I previously worked for more than two decades as a Registered Nurse.
My first session
During our first session there will be some paper work to complete covering contact details. I will then take time to understand your reasons for seeking counselling and what you would like to gain through the sessions. I will explain how I work and invite you to take time reflect on this. If you feel that you would like to commit to further meetings then I will offer you a contractual agreement to read and sign before the next session.
What I can help with
Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Trauma, Women's issues
Clients I work with
Adults, Couples, Older adults, Trainee, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work