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ABOUT 
ME

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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.  

 

I adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework. In line with client confidentiality and GDPR 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

WORKING
TOGETHER

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.

EXPERIENCE

  • Domestic abuse

  • Childhood sexual abuse

  • Adverse childhood experiences

  • Depression

  • Anxiety and panic attacks

  • Low self-esteem 

  • Managing loneliness

  • Feelings of shame

  • Relationship issues

  • Suicidal thoughts

  • Self-harm

  • Bereavement and loss

  • Trauma including complex PTSD

  • Menopause and peri menopause