I have enjoyed over a decade’s experience working as a relationship counsellor and therapist with couples and individuals. 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. 

The essence of my practice 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.

I will encourage you to think in depth about what concerns or upsets you, and I will help you to identify what might need to change, or what might benefit from being understood differently.


Method of working

In response to Covid19, please read HERE about how I am currently working.

There is no one right way “to do” counselling. I am happy to see clients at regular intervals, be it weekly, fortnightly or monthly, but sometimes just one or two meetings can make a significant difference.

When working with a couple I may suggest separate meetings from time to time.

I also offer intensive half day sessions when my practice allows. This can be very useful when it feels like a time of crisis, or when there are geographical challenges which make some intensive sessions more manageable. 

I continue to work collaboratively with my colleague, Dinah Mears, offering training and other therapeutic support services. Visit www.exetertherapy.com 


Where to see me

Mid Devon
I practice from my home, near Copplestone, in mid Devon. I live on a rural smallholding (at the end of a very 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. I am available to see clients on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, from early morning, through the day and into the evening. 

Should the prospect of sitting opposite a therapist feel too overwhelming, we can ‘walk and talk’ in the adjoining fields, amongst the sheep, or in the tranquility of 15 acres of private woodland adjoining my home (bring wellies).

Where appropriate, I am happy to work over the telephone or by zoom or skype.


What will it cost?

I charge £60 for a 60 minute meeting, and £90 for a 90 minute meeting. This is the same whether I am seeing an individual or a couple.

Intensive half day sessions cost £250 for each morning or afternoon (10am to 1pm or 2pm to 5pm).

I invoice clients after our meetings.

Cancellations and endings

You are never under any obligation to attend or continue your meetings with me. 
I will not charge for any cancellation made 48 hours before a session. Sessions cancelled with less than 48 hours notice will require payment (waived at my discretion).