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.
I have recent experience of working with:
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