I am a qualified and Accredited Professional member of the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society (NCPS) and adhere to their Code of Ethics. This register has been accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (Accredited member number NCS19-07850) and ensures that members of the public are meeting with a qualified member of the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society.
As a member of this organisation I adhere to their ethical guidelines for counselling, attend regular supervision for my caseload, and keep up to date with Continued Professional Development.
I am a qualified ‘Integrative Counsellor’, which means that I have studied a variety of Counselling approaches (Person-centred, Gestalt and CBT). I have a Level 4 Advanced Diploma in Counselling from Heartwood Counselling & Psychotherapy College. During the Covid-19 pandemic I completed an extensive training course for Counselling clients online, recognised by the National Counselling Society.
As a Counsellor there is always so much more to learn. I enjoy reading Counselling books, listening to podcasts and regularly taking courses to extend my knowledge and find out more about issues that affect my clients.
For many years I have worked with Mothers and Carers, helping to run ‘Time for You’ groups to support Mums who have children with additional needs. I have also volunteered for an organisation called Counselling for Carers and Totnes Carers Counselling.
I hold an enhanced DBS certificate.