I was a
music teacher for 20 years, and
have a grown up family. I retrained as a counsellor from 1999 to
2001 and now offer a confidential and integrative service, using a variety
of approaches including Gestalt Therapy, Transactional Analysis,
Transpersonal Psychology, Sand Play Therapy, Solution-Focused
Therapy, Family/Systemic Therapy, Creative Visualisation,
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Emotional Freedom
As a registered member of the British
Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy,
I am bound by its
code of ethics and practice, and receive regular supervision
from an experienced and qualified supervisor. I also regularly
access continuing professional and personal development as part
of my commitment to providing an excellent service to my clients.
Training, Qualifications & Experience
I trained at the prestigious
Iron Mill Institute in Exeter, gaining an advanced diploma
in counselling in January 2002. More recently I trained in
supervision, qualifying as a counselling supervisor in 2007.
I have been counselling since 2001, both in private practice,
with all age groups, including being part of a pioneering scheme
to offer emotional support to carers in Torbay; and also
part-time, helping to co-ordinate a team of counsellors in a
local young people's support service.
More recently I have begun offering supervision to counsellors,
both in private practice and for Check Point in Torquay.