Asking for help is a courageous step to changing the behaviours and thoughts that hold you back from the life you want to live.
My approach when counselling is gentle, practical and solution focused. Together we will identify how to move you from where you are now to where you want to be, focusing initially on the area causing you most concern.
I work with clients on a range of issues from depression, anxiety, bereavement, addiction, family, career and many more.
By making an appointment to see me you are acknowledging you want to change and taking positive steps towards making that change.
Born and brought up in Scotland, I arrived in the South West as a young adult and then, as now, I felt like it was the place I would always call home. Its soft rolling hills and beautiful coastline give all of us space to breathe, to find peace, to be. I am privileged to live and practice here. My favourite times are spent walking my two dogs, Daisy and Troy, or enjoying a good cup of coffee with family and friends.
My knowledge and skills have developed through a career centred around people. From senior management roles in change management to supporting others through education and training, I have been fortunate to work with companies that put people first.
Working in the charity sector for a number of years, I provided support for individuals and families to re build their lives free from addiction. In addition to my own practice I work with CRUSE, the national bereavement charity, supporting individuals through their bereavement and training volunteers
I am an Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society and the National Hypnotherapy Society - both registers have been accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Dip.Psy C, Cert.Hyp CS,
MNCS (Accred.), MHS (Accred.)