Counselling and Psychotherapy can provide the space you need to talk about any issues you are facing.
Sometimes we all need to talk things over with someone outside of our friends and family, to share thoughts and feelings which we may feel unable to express with those close to us.
Counselling can help you to explore current or past issues which may be impacting your life or relationships. As your Counsellor, my role is to facilitate our work together in ways that respect your values and beliefs.
Some people use the term Psychotherapy to describe a deeper and longer term way of working, sometimes exploring the impact that childhood experiences have on present day life. I am comfortable in working with both the here and now and also with the past.
I am a warm, real and down to earth person. I have a wealth of real life experience as well as qualifications. I have been working therapeutically with people for over 10 years.
I work with a whole spectrum of life issues including but not limited to, Anxiety, Stress, Bereavement, Low Self Esteem, Domestic Violence, Trauma, PTSD, Sexual Abuse, Sexuality, LGBT, Autism, Relationship Difficulties, Addiction, Eating Disorders, OCD, Sexuality, Bipolar Disorder, Depression and Mental Health Problems.
In our first session we will explore the possibility of working together, and what your therapeutic goals are. It is also a good opportunity for you to get a sense of whether you would feel comfortable with me as your Therapist. Sessions are usually weekly and last 1 hour. You may prefer to have a fixed time and day for us to meet or you may prefer some more flexibility to fit in with childcare and work commitments.
I have my own private room in Central Exeter, where I provide a calm, safe space in a supportive and confidential setting.
I am an Accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist with BACP (’MBACP Accred’). This means that I have achieved a substantial level of approved training, experience and my practice has been deemed to meet the standard for a competent, ethical and independent practitioner.
I have an up to date DBS check and am fully insured.
I hold a Diploma in Creative CBT, working with the link between thoughts, feelings and behaviour and how our perceptions and beliefs affect our lives. I will work with you to assist you to find more helpful ways of managing limiting thoughts and beliefs and help to reduce stress, anxiety and Depression.
In addition to working with individuals I also work with couples,In a supportive environment, we can work together to improve communication and learn how to safely express anger and frustration. Relationship Counselling can deepen your understanding of each other and help you to relate to each other in a more positive way.
Even if things don’t change, Counselling can help you to gain a different perspective on things or help you to decide on the best course of action needed to move forward.
Sometimes talking to someone outside the relationship can be helpful.I will not take sides or judge either party. My role is to help you to understand each other better by being non judgemental, helping you both to feel heard and supported.
EMDR is one of the NICE recommended psychological therapies for treating PTSD
It can also be used to treat
Traumatic Memories, Pain, Depression, Addictions, Phobias, Grief and Anxiety
Training and qualifications
PG Certificate in Counselling Supervision
Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling - CPCAB
Diploma In Therapeutic Counselling - CPCAB
Diploma In Creative CBT
NLP Practitioner - INLPTA
Diploma In Hypnotherapy (accredited by Royal College of Nursing)
BACP Accreditation 2012
Professional qualification Mindfulness - British Mindfulness Institute
Certificate Therapeutic Coaching - NCFE
EMDR Practitioner - EMDR Academy
My standard fees are £40 per hour for individuals and couples
I do have a few spaces for clients on a low income
FREE initial 30 minute consultation on request.