My Profile

The term ‘integrative’ means that I draw on a number of therapeutic approaches in order to find what best meets your needs so that you gain confidence to make potential positive changes.

I am passionate about what I do and from feedback I have received, I am approachable, considerate and sensitive when working.

I offer counselling services covering a range of personal issues although I have particular experience of working with clients who have complicated grief issues as a result of traumatic loss and/or bereavement.  Within this field, I also work with adults who experienced loss and separation in childhood as a result of divorce, going into the care system, or going away to Boarding School.

Further experience also includes working with a diverse student population within the Higher Education sector.

Qualifications include:

  • Practitioner Certificate in Affective Neuroscience and Attachment Theory (2017), Psychology Matters in collaboration with Westcountry Association of Counselling (Dagmar Edwards)
  • Diploma Supervision (2016) (Advanced Specialist Training Status, The National Counselling Society), Safe Space for Counselling (Ken Rabone)
  • BA (Hons) in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling (2015), Peter Symonds College, Winchester (validated by Middlesex University)
  • Foundations in Family Therapy (2013), Plymouth Community Healthcare in Academic Partnership with Plymouth University Faculty of Health
  • Diploma in Creative Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (2012), Safe Space for Counselling (Ken Rabone)
  • TA101 Certificate – Understanding Human Personality (2012) Cornwall Therapy Partnership  (Dr Cathy McQuaid)
  • Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling, Iron Mill Institute (2011), Exeter

Attendance at workshops and lectures supports my continued professional development, for example:

  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Therapy for Complex PTSD facilitated by Dr Nick Grey (2017)
  • ‘Life scripts and how do they impact upon us as therapists?’ facilitated by Dr Cathy McQuaid (2017)
  • Complications of Bereavement, Causes, Management and Wider Implications facilitated by Dr Colin Murray Parkes (2016)
  • An introduction to Personality Adaptations facilitated by Dr Cathy McQuaid (2014)
  • Boarding School Experience facilitated by Nick Duffell, Joy Schaverien & Helena Løvendal-Duffell (2011)

As a registered accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), I adhere to their Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy (www.bacp.co.uk ).