My work is based on the understanding that it is our subconscious limiting beliefs and unresolved patterns that keep us unwell, stuck, limited, or unhappy. Through a combination of Counselling and Energy Psychology Techniques I will help to remove any negative beliefs you may have about yourself or the world, which stand in the way of you manifesting your true potential, transforming them into positive, empowering beliefs. This will help you to have a more positive attitude towards life and thereby open yourself to experiencing more happiness, emotional freedom and calmness in your life.
I have a private practice near Torquay Seafront, in which I provide a bright, quiet, comfortable and safe space to talk. I use various approaches tailored to suit your individual concerns. These may include family/relationship problems, worry, abuse, anxiety, depression, stress, low self-esteem, loss/bereavement and phobias. I have a special interest in trauma, having worked with the Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service, HM Prison Service and Devon and Cornwall Police for many years.
Following a seventeen year career as a State Registered Podiatrist within the NHS, in 2006 I completed a Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling and Therapy at Dartington. I then extended my field of practice by training in EFT (Tapping) with Accredited Master Trainer of Trainers, Rowena Beaumont in Glastonbury.
I then trained in Matrix Reimprinting with EFT Founding Master, Karl Dawson. To maintain my accredited status with the BACP and EFT International, I undertake continued professional development and I adhere to a Code of Ethics. EMDR and PSYCH-K® are areas of interest, in which I have also been trained.
At the heart of Person-Centred Counselling are the three 'core conditions' which are:
The counsellor is non-judgemental, clients are valued and warmly respected.
The counsellor works in a genuine, transparent and open way.
The counsellor attempts to understand the clients’ feelings as if they were her own.
harnesses the client’s natural self-healing process; given a conducive relationship with the therapist, clients can decide what they want to do with their lives. To this end, Person-Centred Therapy is a personal growth model.
I wish to make your time with me to be pleasurable and transformative, and for your life to open to new possibilities. If you are looking to be respected, understood, not judged and honoured for who you are, you are in the right place.
EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) also known as ‘Tapping,’ is a relatively new discovery and a fast-evolving therapy within the field of Energy Psychology.
Based on Acupuncture, EFT/Tapping involves the use of fingertips rather than needles to tap on the end points of meridians that are situated just beneath the surface of the skin.
Matrix Reimprinting is a recent innovation that builds on EFT by freeing energy that has frozen through unresolved trauma, be it in childhood or more recently.
Please see below for an introductory EFT video by Peta Stapleton:
The Emotion Code is the simplest, easiest, and fastest method ever devised to find emotional baggage (using muscle testing) and release it. Our emotional baggage consists of actual energies; the energies of intense emotional events that we’ve experienced that are still stuck in our physical bodies. These energies distort the normal energy field of the body, creating pain, malfunction, and disease. In addition, these energies (‘trapped emotions’) are the driving force behind PTSD, depression, anxiety, and many illnesses'. (Dr. Nelson – Creator of The Emotion Code).
As a Certified Emotion Code Practitioner, I can work face to face, or remotely by proxy, to facilitate the release of emotional baggage using kinesiology.
Emotion Code sessions via Skype (or remotely by proxy) are available to supplement therapy sessions. They last approximately 20 – 30 minutes.
In counselling, talking is used to help clients understand the cause of their problems and develop different ways of thinking about their issues in order to move forward with a new perspective. In many cases this can be very beneficial. However often there is significant emotional charge connected to past events and experiences, and no amount of talking can release that from the body’s energy system. This is experienced in negative patterns of behaviour, retriggering and ‘stuckness’.
The beauty of EFT is that it can gently, yet powerfully, release and dissolve emotional and physical discomfort, self-limiting beliefs and traumatic memories from the body in most cases. Thereby enabling real change and healing, usually within fewer therapy sessions. I feel passionate about teaching EFT as a self-help tool, which can be used by a client between sessions, and subsequently become a part of their personal self-care ‘tool kit’ for life.
You will find me at:
Torquay TQ2 6RE
Turn into Cliff Road by the Best Western Livermead Cliff Hotel. Pass four houses on the right. Follow the hedge around the bend to the right. Look for an arched wooden gate, with a sign, ‘The Annexe’ and my business logo. Up a few steps and the door is immediately on your right.
Tel: 07798 938 236