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18th February 2018 
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I am an experienced, accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) providing counselling, psychotherapy and clinical supervision from a practice based in Dartmouth, Torquay and Totnes, Devon.

Having gained experience as an NHS counsellor, within primary care in a GP surgery, I have a private practice and I also specialise in working with adult survivors of childhood abuse.

I have worked with the NHS IAPT Depression and Anxiety Service (DAS) in Exeter, providing Counselling for Depression (CfD) and clinical supervision for their Voluntary Counselling Service, including students on placement.

I also provide supervision, both group and 1-2-1, for CentrePeace, a charity based in Paignton and am registered with Hammet Street Consultants, The Priory Group, Aviva, Validium and others as an affiliate counsellor.



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I have recent experience of working with:

  • Workplace stress
  • General anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Relationship issues
  • The psychological aspects of physical health problems and disability
  • Loss and bereavement
  • Coping with major changes in your life
  • Coping with ageing and anxiety around death
  • Partnership issues
  • Childhood abuse and its impact on you now
  • Lack of confidence and self esteem
  • Suicidal thoughts and self harm
  • Loneliness
  • Difficulties with relationships at work
  • Single parent issues
  • The impact of ill health in the family
  • Pre-trial therapy and the impact of court cases on your life
  • Performance nerves
  • Coaching for interviews and auditions, including role play
  • Social anxiety
  • Retirement issues

    I practice within the BACP ethical framework, which includes regular clinical supervision, have all the necessary indemnity insurance and am DBS checked.



  • Qualifications and Continued Professional Development

    2015 Diploma in Supervision
    2014 Accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
    2013 BA (Hons) Person Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy, University of Warwick
    2011 Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
    2011 Foundation degree in Person Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy, University of Warwick
    2010 Working with survivors of sexual abuse, National Open College Network
    2009 Certificate in Person Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy, University of Warwick

    TA101- Transactional analysis
    Suicide and suicidal ideation
    Mindfulness based CBT
    Post traumatic growth - Creating a positive turning point from a life changing crisis
    Hamlet on the couch - Shakespeare and psychotherapy
    Counselling and psychotherapy with clients who misuse drugs and alcohol
    Sexually speaking - working with clients who have addiction issues, specifically sex addiction
    Counselling and psychotherapy with clients who have been emotionally, physically or sexually abused
    Brains, Bombs and Baddies - understanding post traumatic stress disorder and the long term effects on the brain in survivors of abuse and conflict
    Creative approaches to working with clients in Person Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy
    COMBAT - Raising awareness in trafficking
    Counselling and psychotherapy with clients who have psychological disorders and mental health issues
    Practising existential psychotherapy
    The theory and practice of mindfulness and compassion focused therapy
    Pre death counselling
    Working at relational depth







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