Counselling, Psychotherapy in Exeter
I am an experienced and senior accredited Psychotherapist and Counsellor. I offer both short and long term therapy in central Exeter. I work with young people, Adults and Couples.
The purpose of Counselling is to support you with difficulties or issues you may be facing, providing a non judgmental space, to explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours in a safe and confidential setting. I offer kindness and empathy and over 17 years experience of working therapeutically with all life issues.
My role is to facilitate our work together in ways that respect your values and beliefs. I believe that we have all the resources that we need inside of us, my aim is to help you locate them.
I work with a whole spectrum of life issues including but not limited to, Anxiety, Stress, Bereavement, Low Self Esteem, Domestic Violence, Trauma, PTSD, Sexual Abuse, Sexuality, LGBT, Autism, Relationship Difficulties, Addiction, Eating Disorders, OCD, Sexuality, Depression and Mental Health Problems.
My approach is integrative, meaning that I am trained and experienced in using several different approaches and models of Therapy. This enables me to personalise and tailor our sessions to working in a way that feels right and comfortable for you.
The quality of the relationship between Therapist and Client is of paramount importance to me. I work to create an atmosphere of warmth, trust and acceptance.. By walking alongside you, I can help you to unpick difficulties and learn to trust your own judgement in making decisions.
I also like to bring in creative ways of working, such as Artwork and Sand Play.
Alongside my Private practice, I am also an approved therapist with Anxiety UK.
I have always been a caring supporter of others. Before I qualified as a Counsellor, I was a full time carer for my 2 sons on the Autistic Spectrum and later, my husband who lives with Bipolar Disorder.
I have also managed and produced a local rock band, worked as a care assistant with the elderly and a researcher on a school’s project in a library.
Samaritans - Offering telephone support to distressed and suicidal callers
Cruse - Providing Counselling to clients experiencing a bereavement
Childline - Supporting and Counselling children and young people
Action For Children - I created and ran the Counselling service for Parents and service users
RecoveryLink - I provided a Counseling Service for clients in recovery from Addiction
PG Certificate in Counselling Supervision - CPCAB
Adv Diploma In Psychotherapeutic Counselling - CPCAB
Diploma In Therapeutic Counselling - CPCAB
Diploma In Creative CBT - Dartmoor Centre
Transactional Analysis 101 - Iron Mill
NLP Practitioner - INLPTA
Diploma In Hypnotherapy (accredited by Royal College of Nursing)
Professional Qualification in Therapeutic use of Mindfulness - British Mindfulness Institute
Certificate in Therapeutic Coaching - NCFE
EMDR Therapist - EMDR Academy
Advanced Certificate in Relationship Therapy - Juliet Grayson (Endorsed by COSRT)
Rapid Transformational Therapy Practitioner - Marisa Peer School
Adult Mental Health First Aid - MHFA England
Advanced Therapist in IEMT - IEMT Training
Fundamentals of Psychosynthesis - Institute of Psychosynthesis
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy accredited certificate - Elmira Strange
Clinical Applications of Internal Family Systems - Dr Frank Anderson PESI
IFS 6 Month circle training - Dick Schwarz
British Association Counsellors and Psychotherapists - Accredited Member MBACP (Accred)
National Counselling Society - Senior Accredited Member - (MNCS Snr Acc)
EMDR UK and Ireland - member
EXTRA TRAINING AND CPD
Over the years I have also completed additional training in Internal Family Systems, memory reconsolidation, Shamanism, weight reduction, ASIST, Sleep issues, Infant Loss, Pain Reduction, Planned dream intervention, 3 Principles, Narrative Therapy, Gambling Addiction, LGBT, EFT, PTSD, The Rewind Technique, Trauma, Mindfulness, Laughter Therapy, Breathwork, Domestic Violence, Sexual Abuse, Debt Management, Child Protection and Alcohol and Drug Awareness and many more too numerous to mention. As a professional requirement of BACP, I regularly attend workshops and CPD in order to deepen my knowledge and skills both personally and professionally.
LOCATION AND FEES
Your investment is £60 per 50 minute session for Individuals and £70 for Couples.
PAYMENT IN CASH ONLY PLEASE!
My working hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10am - 6pm.
I have my own private room in Gandy Street, which is in central Exeter, just off the High Street and very close to central station and all bus routes. There are also several multi-storey car parks within walking distance.
If a session is cancelled with less than 24 hours notice the full fee will be charged.
This is crucial to any therapeutic relationship. Whatever you share in our work together, is private. There are exceptions to this but I will explain these when we meet.
I am fully insured and have an up to date enhanced DBS check
TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT
To book a session with me click or call me on - 07722064856
To avoid interruptions, I have my phone on silent. So please email or leave a text or message and I will get back to you within 24 hours.