about me

All the research about counselling shows that a good therapeutic relationship is key to success for the clients, so here are some of the key elements of my work:

  • Respect – to build a relationship with you based on respect and confidentiality.
  • Curiosity – an open-hearted and genuine interest in you and your experiences and feelings.
  • Care – bringing sensitivity and care around any vulnerabilities or trauma that you choose to share with me.
  • Present moment awareness – we can learn so much if we pay attention to what is going on right now in body, mind and soul.
  • Resourcing – helping you re-connect with your own resources so that you can engage fully with the ups and downs of life.
  • Humanity – I want to welcome you exactly as you are.

qualifications and professional information

  • I have a Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling and Therapy from Plymouth University
  • I am a Professional Accredited Member of the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society (NCPS). “Professional Accredited” means my practice has met their higher standards as a competent, ethical and independent practitioner.
  • I have or have had counselling contracts with Victim Support,  First Light (sexual violence) and West Cornwall Women’s Aid (domestic violence) and several EAP providers. I also have a varied private practice. 
  • I was, for several years, a teacher of Counselling at Cornwall College (Camborne).
  • I am committed to ongoing professional development and regularly attend workshops and courses. I have undertaken training in suicide awareness, domestic violence, Non-Violent Communication, mindfulness, creative writing in therapy, Gestalt process, and am currently familiarising myself with ways of working effectively with neurodiverse clients. 
  • I have monthly supervision so you can be reassured that I am receiving support in order to fully support you.
  • I hold full professional liability insurance.
  • I also have a Postgraduate Diploma in Adult and Community Education, National University of Ireland, and I worked for many years in community development and community-based education.

more personally

I’m Irish and I have happily adopted Cornwall as my home place. I love it here, the people, the beauty of this place, and the pace of life.  
I have found that regular sea-swimming, and my swimming community, greatly sustain me, and that has been really enhanced by the arrival of a dog, and daily walking into my life.