How I work

As a Counsellor I work integratively, providing clients with the time and space to explore whats troubling them. The space is totally confidential, non-judgmental and supportive.


It takes courage to see a counsellor; hence I make the space a place for you "tell it as it is" enabling new insight, self awareness, resilience and selfcare strategies to evolve.


I use several approaches in my work, incorporating Person Centred Therapy (PCT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Transactional Analysis (TA ), Psychodynamic and Existential approaches.


As a Counsellor my commitment is to really listen to you, value you, help and support you, provide you with a space to express your emotions in your own way.


Many people experience emotional difficulties at some stage of their life. Taking time out to work through issues in a calm and non judgemental space can be a liberating experience.


When we are having difficulties in our lives, our minds are busy. Being able to share how you feel about yourself is empowering, facilitating that change is a privilege.


As you begin to understand and acknowledge your feelings, you may be able to start changing patterns of behaviours which keep recurring in your life, causing difficulties for you. Exploring the past may be helpful, gradually, you may become more mindful or aware of the past, and how old behaviours are helping or hindering you in your life.


I work with clients at their pace throughout the counselling contract.




I work with clients at their pace throughout the counselling contract. One of the best kept secrets in Devon is a wonderful retreat centre called Mill House Retreat it is available for stays, days away from the madness of life and conferences. I work from that wonderful space sometimes with clients requiring an extra boost or time out to refocus please email for details, do have a look at Mill House Retreats website its a magical place.


Guided Meditation and Mindfulness


I have trained in mindfulness for stress and relaxation. The research tells us it contributes to peace of mind, improved health and wellbeing. Improving self-awareness helps us to accept things "as they are" without judgement.


The techniques can be incorporated into every day life, creating a sense of calm and balance


I have a range of resources which are free for clients to borrow.


Be the change you want to be. It taks courage to see a counsellor for the first time.

I work with Military staff and family, Police, Local Authority, NHS, Charities, Private Practice, Hospices, Nursing Homes                                                                 middevoncounselling #devonwellbeingcounselling #devoncounselling, Devon, Mid Devon, Exeter, Cullompton, Tiverton, Pinhoe, Whipton, Exeter EX5 4PB and EX15 1FE Culm Valley Integrated Health Centre

I work with Police, Hospices, Charity, Charities and NHS staff. work with Military personnel and family members.

Counselling Directory profile is :

Covering Devon, Mid-Devon, Cullompton, Pinhoe, Broadclyst, Honiton, Exeter, Whipton, Tiverton, Wellington, Taunton EX5 4PB  and EX15 1FE

Rape, mental health issues, PTSD, Trauma, employment issues and counselling,   HIV, AIDs, GUM, NHS, bereavement support, grief, mindfulness, yoga, retreats, retreat, sadness, anxiety, depression, charity, spiritual, person centred, CBT, gestalt,




Phone:07748-523704                   (Confidential line & voicemail)

I am a member of the BACP and adhere to their standards holding professional indemnification. The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) is a professional body which sets standards for counselling and psychotherapy in the UK.

As a qualified Counsellor I am bound by the BACP Ethical Framework for good practice and standards and subject to their professional conduct procedure.


I have regular Professional Supervision to monitor the quality and ethics of my work as set out by the BACP.


As well as 1:1 Counselling, Supervision and Group Facilitation, I manage an informal Support Group for Women experiencing changes due to a Bereavement in Mid Devon please email for more details.


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