I welcome you with genuine warmth and kindness.
I am here to help you with any difficulties you are experiencing and help you to feel stronger and start to enjoy life again.
What ever has led you to counselling, please do get in touch with me to see if I can help.
The reasons people seek counselling are endless and unique. You could be reading this feeling overwhelmed with thoughts and feelings or numb and detached, maybe you feel trapped and do not know which way to turn. You may be thinking what is the point of it all and wondering if it would be easier if you wasn't here. There could be any number of reasons why people turn to Counselling as a source of help.
I promise to be there for you every step of your journey. My goal is to help you learn how to be kind to yourself, find strength to overcome difficulties and move towards personal growth, self-awareness and wellbeing.
Older children and young adults can find life very challenging. They may struggle to understand how they are feeling or how to put that into words. 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 am in a fortunate position to help with problems they are facing.
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 feeling life is just too difficult. 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
Working at Relational Depth
Working with Shame
As well as my established private practice, I also work as a Mental Health and Wellbeing Lead in a secondary school.
For 15 years I have worked in Pastoral Support and Mental Heath and Wellbeing within the college to help students overcome social and emotional difficulties. I see students one to one and facilitate small groups. I teach Mindfulness and help with self-esteem, anger, body image, social media, trauma, self-harm, anxiety, identity, relationships, and more. I work with families, staff and external agencies, in a joint effort to accomplish better outcomes.
I volunteered for the Childrens Society, counselling parents and was a winner of the National Volunteering Awards in 2016.
I have experience of supporting children in a number of residential care homes. This taught me how to respond calmly and effectively to extreme behaviour, displayed by young people, who had been affected by their life experiences.
I have facilitated Parenting Groups with the emphasis on building healthy relationships with their teenage children. .
Recently I was part of the steering group to help Honiton become a Mental Health Friendly Town as I'm a keen advocate for raising awareness and improving mental health for everyone.
It is essential for my wellbeing to take time to look after myself.
I practice yoga and mindfulness daily. I enjoy being close to nature by walking, cycling and gardening.
It is important to me to consider our planet, animals and my body with choices I make on how I live my life.
I flourish in developing, appreciating and simply being in relationships with everyone I meet.
In all aspects of my life, I try to be the best version of myself, though that isn't always easy.
£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.