I began my journey with counselling after undergoing my own transformation with personal therapy. Starting to recognise that looking after myself was important allowed me to realise that I could enable others to do the same.
I am an integrative counsellor, which means that I work in a variety of ways to suit each individual person. I worked as a voluntary counsellor for Cruse Bereavement for three years and this involved seeing clients who have experienced loss and bereavement in some way. Every person experiences grief in an individual way and I have gained a wealth of understanding from my work with these clients. I also counsel people who are working as carers and this has involved working with depression, anxiety and low self-esteem issues.
I am able to draw on my life experiences to help me recognise and understand what you are trying to achieve through the counselling process. I am very down to earth and honest in my work and believe that the relationship we build is paramount to what we can achieve.
I qualified as a counsellor in July 2013 having taken my Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling at Heartwood Counselling and Psychotherapy College. I have now completed a BA (Hons) in Counselling (2016).
My fees are £40 per hour for individual counselling and I do offer reduced rates for student counsellors at £30 per hour. Couples counselling is £50 per hour. I can accept cash or cheques but currently cannot accept card payments.
CPCAB Level 2 Introduction to Counselling Skills
CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Foundation Course in Bereavement Care Level 2
BA (Hons) Integrative Counselling
Diploma in Supervision
Diploma in Couples Counselling
Continuing Professional Development Workshops
Mindfulness in Therapy
Nutrition in Mental Health
Making the Implicit Explicit
Write for Life
Working with Tarot and the Archetypes
Working with Body Process
Working with Clients who have experienced Sexual Abuse
Discovering and Increasing Self Esteem
Sand Play Therapy
Understanding Substance Misuse
Working with Trauma
“Courage doesn’t happen when you have all the answers. It happens when you are ready to face the questions you have been avoiding your whole life.”
― Shannon L. Alder
I am available on most days at various times in Newton Abbot and can be flexible regarding appointments.
If you call and I am unable to reply please leave a message, send a text or an e-mail and I will respond to you as soon as possible.
I am a fully insured registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and abide by their ethical framework.
The BACP Register is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care to provide extra assurance for clients; for more information about the BACP register please visit