Hello and welcome I am a fully qualified counsellor and registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy). I offer a counselling service for adults which can be either face to face, by telephone or online video call.

Why counselling?

When you are feeling low, stressed, anxious or experiencing relationship issues talking to a counsellor can really make a difference. Help with these difficulties can be achieved by a process of self-exploration and increased self-awareness safely held in an honest, predictable, sensitive and trusting counselling relationship.

What is it like working with me?

I understand that deciding to see a counsellor can be a difficult process. You might be feeling uneasy, vulnerable, confused or overwhelmed I’m sensitive and easy to talk to. I will listen closely and be sensitive to your needs focusing on the relationship between us.

In our relationship, I will provide warmth, openness, empathy, trust and presence. With these qualities, it is always my intention to hold a safe space for you to explore your inner experience without judgement and create the potential for you to feel more at ease.

Please feel welcome to get in touch with me to discuss any queries you may have about counselling or mentoring with me. I am happy to arrange a one-hour introductory session at a reduced fee of £20. This can help you to get a feel for whether I might be the right therapist for you and gives you an opportunity to ask me any questions. It also allows me to understand your needs and issues more thoroughly and to see if my approach is appropriate for you.

If we feel that we can work together then we can arrange to talk on a more regular basis ideally weekly each session lasting for one-hour and costing £45.

My areas of experience

I am experienced in counselling adults from all walks of life and have particular experience of with working with carers and specialise in working with parents of highly sensitive children and highly sensitive people. I have worked as a counsellor for Counselling for Carers Charity since 2017 and feel privileged to be the primary carer for my two daughters since 2007.

Having grown up and worked on farms, previously worked for the National Farmers Union (NFU) and studied agriculture at Harper Adams Agricultural College I also have a special interest in supporting the mental health of farmers.

I am experienced at working with women and men from all walks of life and have specialist experience with:

  • Highly sensitive people
  • Parents of highly sensitive children
  • Parents
  • Carers
  • Farmers and farmworkers

This is a growing list of areas of I deal with:

  • Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Depression
  • Family issues
  • Affairs and betrayals
  • Separation and divorce
  • Self-esteem
  • Self-confidence
  • Worry and stress
  • Emotional abuse
  • Grief and loss
  • Alcoholism
  • Asperger Syndrome
  • Cancer
  • Sexuality
  • Life transitions
  • Loneliness
  • Feeling sad
  • Lack of meaning or purpose in life
  • Internet and social media issues
  • Work-related stress
  • Bullying
  • Trauma

Where I work

I work in the village of Stoke Gabriel, South Devon, UK which is conveniently situated for access from Totnes, Torquay, Paignton, Brixham, Dartmouth and Newton Abbot. The postcode is TQ9 6SL. Free parking is available in a private car park.

I have found that people like the location because it is private and away from their home area so they don’t have to worry about bumping into anyone they know. It can help to have a sense of privacy when coming for counselling.

My therapy room is set in a peaceful and open location surrounded by large trees and lawned gardens. Stoke Gabriel is an idyllic village right beside the River Dart which is the perfect place to take a walk and collect your thoughts before or after a session.

For those further afield I offer telephone or secure online video counselling.

Training and Qualifications

  • Certificate in Counselling, Iron Mill College, Exeter, Devon.
  • Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling (BACP Accredited), Iron Mill College, Exeter, Devon.
  • BACP Registered Member 377147. I aspire to follow the BACP Ethical Framework, a copy of which is available online www.bacp.co.uk
  • Mindfulness for Stress Reduction and Mindfullness-Based Cognitive Therapy, The Sharpham Trust, Totnes, South Devon.
  • Psychotherapy and The Highly Sensitive Person licensed counsellor with Dr Elaine Aron founder and author of The Highly Sensitive Person and The Highly Sensitive Child.

Fees & booking

All sessions last for one hour unless we have previously arranged otherwise.

Payment is by cash or card at the beginning or end of a session whichever you prefer.