Due to ongoing social distancing concerns, I am continuing to offer online counselling via Zoom or Microsoft Teams, rather than face-to-face counselling, at this time.
If you have any questions, please do contact me for more information.
I am a qualified counsellor having successfully completed a Level 4 Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. I also hold a Master's degree in Psychology.
I am an accredited registrant with The National Counselling Society (NCS) which means I adhere to their code of professional and ethical practice.
I have Professional Civil Liability Insurance with Howden Insurers.
Details of the NCS's ethical guidelines can be
found on their website:
Counselling provides a supportive space for a client to safely explore issues that are causing psychological and emotional distress.
It aims to promote self-awareness and bring about lasting and meaningful change through a creative process of exploration, reflection and insight.
My approach to counselling
My approach is Integrative, which means I draw on theory and techniques from a number of therapeutic approaches which means I can tailor your therapy to meet your specific needs.
However, in the most part, my practice is guided by the Person-Centred approach which posits an empathic and non-judgemental, exploratory approach, enabling you to have the space, time and opportunity to discuss your issues in a safe and focussed way.
I also draw on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), which aims to provide practical and short-term solutions to your problems. CBT explores the interaction of thoughts, feelings and behaviours and how they can keep us trapped in unhelpful cycles of behaviour that may maintain or increase feelings of distress.
Where appropriate, I may also incorporate more creative elements such as sand-tray work.
Is counselling for you?
Approaching counselling can be a daunting prospect. People occasionally worry that their problem is not serious enough to be brought to counselling or that they will struggle to talk about issues that are deeply personal and distressing to them. Others question whether counselling can be effective for them especially if it's a problem they've been living with for some time.
Despite these concerns, many people find it a huge relief to finally talk about the difficult issues they've been experiencing, particularly, as counsellors are trained to listen and offer help and guidance in a respectful, non-judgemental and empathic way.
As a qualified and experienced counsellor my aim is to guide and support you through a process of self-reflection and exploration, so that you can begin to process and make changes to the issues negatively impacting your wellbeing, your relationships and your life, more generally.
Whatever your problem, if it's causing you psychological and emotional distress, then counselling may be able to offer support and help.
If you'd like to book a counselling session, please contact me by email or phone. I will aim to reply to all enquiries within 24 hours.
I practice from comfortable counselling rooms conveniently located in central Exeter. My current practice hours are Saturdays, 9.00am-3.00pm.
Please note that due to social distancing guidelines, I am only offering telephone or online counselling at this time.