I will welcome you with genuine warmth and kindness. My aim is to build a relationship where you feel safe enough to share your thoughts and feelings without fear of judgment. My approach is pluralistic which means I value all theories which I have had many years of training. I recognise and identify the different needs of individuals and use my experience and knowledge to apply the appropriate method that would benefit you.
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 am here to help you with the difficulties you are experiencing and help you feel stronger in yourself and start to enjoy life again. What ever has led you to counselling, please do get in touch with me so we can work out a way forward.
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 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.
Please contact me with any questions you may have..
09:00 am – 08:00 pm
I predominantly work most evenings, all day Friday and weekends but I can be flexible with my availability if your time is limited.
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 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 fifteen 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. I am currently part of a steering group to help Honiton become a Mental Health Friendly Town and am very keen to raise awareness of improving mental health within whole communities.
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.