I am a qualified integrative counsellor and a trainee psychotherapist with the Karuna Institute and work two days a week in practice near Totnes alongside working with adolescents in a local secondary school.
I work mental health conditions, trauma, depression and anxiety and PTSD and a wide range of other challenges. My work is with adults, parents and young people from the age of 16 and have experience of working with neurodiversity. My own lived experience informs how I work and enables me to bring compassion and understanding to the people I work with.
I will meet you with an open mind, heart and a bit of humour which can help when faced with difficult circumstances. I have felt the life-changing benefits of therapy, which I recognise and encourage in the people I support.
Counselling & Psychotherapy
Core Process Psychotherapy
Core Process Psychotherapy is a combination of western psychodynamic psychology and eastern Buddhism. It uses a mindful approach to help us become aware of what might be happening for us, in our mind and body. It can help us understand our experiences now and in the past and how they may have formed patterns within us. This type of psychotherapy can be deeply moving and when held is trusting therapeutic relationship can enable lasting change.
Integrative counselling involves an adaptive approach, whereby I pull on a number of therapeutic practices, fully responding to the individual to explore together what challenges they may be facing. There is flexibility in this model of counselling as it moves with the needs of the individual, as they change and develop throughout the counselling process.
One to one sessions
I offer one to one sessions of integrative counselling. I offer a free 45 initial session. If we decide to work together and the fit is right for you, we will have 6 initial session with a review and then can work together for as long as you need.
I focus on building a trusting relationship together. The most important part of a therapeutic relationship is finding a therapist you can feel comfortable with and trust. I tailor my approach to fit the person that sits with me. This is a joint discovery, working together to explore the challenges the individual may be facing.
Adults: £50 and Young People: £60
Some people ask me why the fees for young people are slightly higher; this is because there is a higher duty of care and risk and safeguarding with young people.
You can contact me directly using the phone number and email below or alternatively complete the contact form below and I will respond as soon as I can.
Phone: 07897 544326
I work out of two locations: Wednesdays: Totnes & Thursdays Ashburton