I welcome you with genuine warmth. I aim to create a comfortable and safe space for you to be in. Building a relationship with you, for you to feel able to share your thoughts and feelings without fear of judgment.
My focus is to help individuals heal, find peace, and become self-aware. I achieve this by listening to your concerns and being with you. I will not judge or tell you what you should do. I will help you find your inner strength, empowering you, to find your own way through life.
I promise to be there for you every step of your journey. My goal is to help you grow from your struggles, learn to be kind to yourself, and find the strength to overcome obstacles and move towards wellbeing.
Older children and young adults can find life very challenging. They may struggling to express how they are feeling. This may lead to anxiety, low mood or depression and may develop unhelpful ways of coping. With a wealth of experience of working with this age group I welcome with warmth and acceptance anyone who would like to meet me.
Many individuals can experience symptoms associated with painful and traumatic circumstances. Anxiety, fear, and hopelessness are a few emotions that can linger post traumatic events. I can help towards overcoming these symptoms and guide you through the process and towards healing.
Anxiety can cause terrifying fear about things that other people may find irrational. If you suffer with anxiety or depression you will probably know this but you just can't stop those pervasive thoughts. You may have feelings of hopelessness, failure, depression and possibly suicidal thoughts. If you are struggling in any of these ways and want someone to talk to please contact me.
Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling.
Diploma in Working with Young People.
Transactional Analysis 101.
Working with Parents.
Trained to teach .b Mindfulness Curriculum.
Working with Survivors of Abuse
Sex and Intimacy after Sexual Abuse
Mental Health First Aid
Teen Relationship Training
As well as my private practice where I see adults and young people, I am the Mental Health and Wellbeing Lead in a secondary school. There I help students overcome social and emotional obstacles. I have worked in the same college for thirteen years. I have also worked in a residential setting, supporting young people in care. In the past I have facilitated Parenting Groups with the emphasis on building healthy relationships.
To be the best I can to support you, I take time to look after myself. I do this through a carefully thought out diet and practice yoga and mindfulness daily. I enjoy being close to nature and often walk the southwest coastal paths.
£40 an hour.
The initial session is £20 for a full hour.
My private practice is set up in our family home in a quiet area of Sidmouth. The address is 5 Brownlands Close, Sidmouth, Ex10 9AS.