If you are looking for a therapist you have taken a courageous first step. Life can be hard for us all at times. I love the work I do; helping people to explore what's troubling them in order to live more fulfilling lives.
I work privately from beautiful premises on Southernhay, right in the centre of Exeter, Devon, with a wide spectrum of people with many differing presenting issues. Professional, approachable, open-minded and non-judgmental, I have the utmost respect for my client's individuality and life circumstances.
I draw from several reputable theories of practice enabling me to work effectively, progressively and collaboratively with individuals and couples.
Offering a fully professional service I am fortunate enough to be able to work full-time at my dedicated Exeter practice, seeing clients five days a week.
I am committed to facilitating the exploration of the issues you bring. If you are serious about committing the time and energy required I invite you to make contact to arrange an initial appointment.
This site is where you can find out information about counselling, my personal approach and services offered, and some details about my background, by clicking on the information tabs above.
This is also a blogsite which I use to make regular posts about my work and continuing professional development as a counsellor. Click here for my Articles.
I would be very happy to discuss your requirements should you be interested in coming along for counselling. Embarking on a course of counselling can be daunting and I aim to help you feel relaxed and confident that you make the choice that is right for you.
Please, whoever you decide to have counselling with, whether individual or agency, ensure that they are registered with an adequate professional body. Personally, I have most faith in the BACP as a professional body which is why I choose to be registered with them. BACP Accredited status is an established, recognised and accepted assurance of experience and maturity as a practitioner. Without membership of a self-regulating professional body then clients have no recourse should they feel that they are being treated unethically. At the moment, there is nothing to stop people practising as counsellors without this protection for their clients. Following the dreadful scandal involving the Exeter based Palace Gate Counselling Service I researched and wrote about this topic on this post about the regulation of counselling and psychotherapy.
I campaign for the regulation of counselling and psychotherapy along with Phil Dore via the website Unsafe Spaces