Training and Experience
I obtained my Certificate in Counselling before qualifying as a counsellor. I completed the Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling at the Iron Mill Institute in Exeter. This is a two year programme using an integrative approach to counselling theory and practice and is accredited by the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) click here. I am also Level 3 Safeguarding trained and have a current DBS certificate (Disclosure and Barring Service) which replaced the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA). I am also fully insured.
Other training includes the following:
Solution Focussed Therapy; Working with Addiction (BACP); Anti-Bullying; FGM; Domestic Violence Level 3; Child Bereavement and Grief; Understanding Systemic Thinking; Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy; Self-esteem; Mindfulness Based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (MBCBT) (Exeter University); Anger Management.
I am currently training for the Advanced Specialist Diploma in Clinical Supervision (Accredited).
My specialisms are working with the bereaved and with children and young people. I have over twenty years of experience working with children, young people and adults in a variety of settings. Using interpersonal skills and a person-centred approach, I cover many areas of theoretical practice. I am a MENTAL HEALTH CHAMPION FOR SCHOOLS and a member of The National Autistic Society (NAS) click here.
As a member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) click here. I have the highest possible standards of professional practice and confidentiality is protected at all times. I am bound by the Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy and subject to the BACP Professional Conduct Procedure. I am also a member of the BACP Children and Young People subsection.
Anything we discuss during our sessions remains between us. I will not disclose any information to third parties without your consent. I have supervision where some of the content of sessions with my clients is discussed but your identity will never be revealed. My supervisor is also bound by confidentiality.
If I feel that you are risk of harming yourself or others, I might feel unable to hold the confidentiality. If that should happen I would inform you of any course of action and discuss it with you before I carried it out.
Venues, Working Hours, Cancellation and Fees
I work at home in Kentisbeare, Cullompton from my heated garden room (see above) click here. My therapy room is accessed by a few easy steps. Parking is available. I also work from The Natural Wellness Clinic in the centre of Tiverton, 01884 369117 click here. My contact details are 07547 563577 and my email is [email protected] My working hours are from 5pm on Monday to Wednesday, all day on Thursdays and Fridays and Saturday mornings from 9am. I am located four miles from Junction 27 of the M5 and Tiverton Parkway Railway Station. I am also four miles from Junction 28 of the M5 and easy access to Exeter. click here
I don’t charge for our first session as I feel it is important that we both feel able to work together. Subsequent sessions are £40 an hour and will continue until we both feel our contract is finished and you are ready to move on. Concessions maybe available for couples and students.
Should you need to cancel your appointment, please try to provide 24 hours notice as this will enable me to offer your appointment to another client. I reserve the right to charge clients a small fee if they fail to keep an appointment without 24 hours notice.