I am an Integrative and Coginitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) offering short and long term counselling. As an integrative therapist I can draw on a broad range of approaches including CBT in order to meet your needs and what you may be bringing to counselling. If you would like to know more about models of counselling, please feel free to ask me or the BACP have some great info. I am predominately Person Centred, but also offer interventions and different ways of exploring using models such as transactional analysis (TA), Gestalt and Existential Therapy.
I am also able to work solely within the CBT model. CBT works with thoughts, feelings and behaviours and can work well with short term therapy for some clients.
As well as offering convential face to face counselling, I am also able to offer working and exploring in a more creative way, so if this is something you would like to consider, let me know and I will let you know what it entails. Its not for everone and that just fine with me.
I have been in private practice now for nearly ten years. I am based in Torquay and have a really lovely counselling room. There is parking nearby and it is easily accessible. As well as the usual amenities there is always a cup or tea or coffee available.
I really enjoy the work that I do. I find it very rewarding and I always endeavour to do my best by any client that comes through the door. I work within a code of ethics (BACP) and this is important to me also. I am always undertaking further training and workshops, there is always a book on the go!
Although it is not always easy to ask for help, seeking counselling can be a very positive step towards finding new and different ways of living and being. I offer a safe, non-judgmental, environment for you to explore any problems that are causing you distress or preventing positive movement in your life.