I have enjoyed over a decade's experience working as a relationship counsellor and therapist with couples, individuals and families. I also work as a clinical supervisor and, alongside my private practice, I have worked for many years with Relate.
Counselling and psychotherapy can offer a huge amount of support at any time when life has become unexpectedly challenging or complicated. Equally, it can simply provide a good space to explore and understand one's relationship with oneself and with those important people around us.
In response to Covid19, please read HERE about how I am currently working.
In addition to seeing clients at regular intervals, be it weekly, fortnightly or monthly, I am also very interested in working intensively, when it feels like a time of crisis, or when there are geographical challenges which make some intensive sessions more manageable. Such work might provide for morning and afternoon sessions over two or three consecutive days.
I also work collaboratively with my colleague, Dinah Mears, offering training and other therapeutic support services. Visit www.exetertherapy.com
The essence of my practice from home is to offer a safe, peaceful and very private space in which to talk and think about the things which are causing unhappiness, grief or anxiety, or simply preoccupying one’s everyday thoughts.
My primary practice is from my home, near Copplestone in mid Devon. I live on a rural smallholding (at the end of a rough track), in a setting of complete privacy and peacefulness.
I work in a tranquil detached annex, overlooking an orchard and fields, with a woodburner lit on chilly days. My working hours are flexible and appointments are available during the day, in the evenings, and can be arranged during weekends.
In addition, I work in Exeter at Holmedale Health Consulting Rooms, on Denmark Road (EX1 1SE).
Where appropriate, I am happy to work over the telephone or by zoom or skype.
My charges depend upon whether you are seeing me at my home, or in Exeter.
When working from home, or remotely, I charge £50 for a one hour meeting. This is the same whether I am seeing an individual, a couple or a family. A first meeting is discounted at £25.
When working from Holmedale Health in Exeter I charge £60 for a one hour meeting. As above, this is the same whether I am seeing an individual, a couple or a family. A first meeting is discounted at £25.
I invoice clients after our meetings.
You are never under any obligation to attend or continue your meetings with me.
If you are seeing me at my home, I will only charge for a cancellation if it is made on the day of our meeting. If you are seeing me in Exeter, I will only charge for cancellations made on the day or the day before our meeting.