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Hello and a very warm welcome to my website.

My hope is that this site helps to inform you about therapy, me, what I am able to offer you and help to answer any questions that you may have.

For many, a therapy journey is new and can be a difficult thing to consider. Therefore, If you have any questions that are not answered here, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

I am deeply passionate about my work, and I feel very privileged to have worked alongside many people during life's ups and downs. We can find ourselves in difficulties sometimes and I am deeply committed to providing a safe, confidential and non judgemental space to explore whatever it is you bring.

I currently work with Adult individuals and couples both face to face in Exeter and online. For couples please click here.

I specialise in the following areas: anxiety, depression, abuse, ADHD, trauma and relationship problems.

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I believe life is hard and filled with many ups and downs, and we all can find ourselves in a difficult place sometimes. Sharing your story with someone gives you the opportunity to make sense of these difficulties, to gain understanding and a different perspective. Sometimes this creates more options, more opportunities to help navigate and manage troubling times, and it gives you strength to cope with the things that can not be changed.

Working with a therapist provides an opportunity to discover more about yourself, especially hidden beliefs that may be hindering your fulfilment of life. Hidden unhealthy beliefs can create a repetitive pattern of thinking, feeling and behaviour often leaving confusion as to why certain things keep happening. Exploring these hidden beliefs can be a part of the work and once discovered and understood may remove obstacles helping you to move forward in life with a greater sense of ease.

There are so many reasons why people seek counselling or psychotherapy, everyone is unique, however, here are some examples:


  • A need for greater self-understanding

  • Feelings of depresssion

  • Relationship difficulties

  • Low self esteem and the desire to live more confidently

  • Work or home life stress that is affecting your quality of life

  • Childhood emotional, physical or sexual abuse

  • Living with a distressing level of anxiety

  • Symptoms of post traumatic stress

  • Grief and Loss

  • Feelings of anger

  • Difficulties in coping with unexpected life changes

  • Life makes little sense

  • Feeling empty or lacking in direction

  • Relationship difficulties

  • Support with Neurodiversity

Whatever your reason, please make contact.  It can be a considerable relief to make that first step and talk to someone about it. If I feel you would be better supported by another therapeutic source then I would work with you to make every effort to recommend or refer you to that person or service.

Why Consider Therapy?


Life is hard, it’s filled with ups and downs and much uncertainty. I truly believe that we all find ourselves in difficult moments throughout life and in these moments there is a window of opportunity to explore and be curious with another to get the support we need to make sense of what is happening.

I truly believe in the wealth of healing available to us when sharing with another. Having someone to hear our thoughts and feelings is immensely powerful, it gets them out of our mind/body and in the open to explore and to be interested in. Hearing ourselves verbalise them, and also being heard by a therapist is remarkably healing.


Our Western society promotes ‘getting on with it’ and burying our feelings, this can be fine if the difficulty is relatively small and short term, but generally if we apply this to all our feelings then we can experience a feeling of dis-ease as they hijack our thoughts and behaviours – life can become overwhelming and much confusion can arise.

As a professional I provide a safe and confidential space in which to explore whatever you bring. I do this in a non-judgemental, compassionate, and kind way, so that together we can start to make sense of your feelings and concerns at your own pace. Working together this process may open up opportunities for growth and change, it may help you discover new options and decide what changes you wish to make, and support in coping with those that can’t be changed.

It’s very important that you feel comfortable working with me, and that I am confident I can offer you the most appropriate support that you need. If you come along to an initial session we will explore both your needs and my professional capacity to meet them. You then have the space to reflect and decide if you wish to continue therapy with me by letting me know at a later date or either at the initial session – this is entirely up to you. There is no obligation for us to book in further sessions at this stage.

If I feel clients would be better met by a different therapist or therapeutic approach then I will make every effort to recommend or refer you to an alternative person or therapy source.

Finally, I am happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have around Counselling and Psychotherapy. Beginning a therapeutic journey can be a difficult thing to consider and it’s a good idea to get as much information as you can to help with this.

How I work
About Me


I trained in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy, this provides a way to look at a person’s history, their psychological make up, how they relate to others, the decisions made about self (healthy and unhealthy) and any unhelpful repeating patterns in their lives.


Psychotherapy can provide an opportunity to understand yourself, others and the world around you however, more importantly it creates the opportunity for change.

I have a special interest in the nervous system, mind and body and how trauma impacts these parts of ourselves. This interest guides me to work in a more embodied way, to help people better inhabit their bodies, self soothe and regulate their feelings to feel more calm, grounded and connected with themselves.

In addition to this, I have a fascination in how our thoughts, feelings, beliefs and attitudes can positively or negatively affect our biological functioning causing our bodies to represent the state of our mind and vice versa. This complex interrelationship has been an area of interest for several years and I bring this awareness into my practice.


·        Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy 101

·        Foundation in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy

·        Advanced Diploma in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy

·        Currently working towards the internationally recognised Certificate in Transactional Analysis (CTA)

·        Couples Certified

.        Trauma specialist and my therapy approach is trauma informed

·        Working with the body - Embodied Training 2020

·        Presenter at the South West Psychotherapy conference, Exeter 2019

I am fully supervised by UKCP registered TA Supervisor’s. I am also a member of UKATA (UK Association for Transactional Analysis) & accredited member of BACP, the professional bodies to which I adhere to their Code of Ethics and Professional Practice. 

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How Long Will I need?


Everyone is unique so this varies for each individual. Issues that reveal themselves to be more complex or deeper can sometimes necessitate a more in-depth and possibly longer commitment. Likewise, issues that have a recent history could be addressed over a shorter period of time.

However, this is merely a guideline, what’s important is that we discuss and understand your needs and together we can agree and make plans accordingly.



Once you’ve made contact we will arrange a date and time suitable for us both to meet for an initial session. This initial session lasts for one hour, we will explore what brings you to therapy and I’ll ask a few questions and make some very brief notes. More importantly, this time allows me to find out whether I can help you, and of course whether you feel you can work with me. Working with the right therapist is an essential predictor of a positive outcome in therapy. I think it's usually a good idea to test out a few therapists either on the phone or in person to see if you could be a good fit for each other.

In this first session you can ask as many questions as you like for example, you might want to know more about the process and how it works. If you decide to move forward, we will agree a day and time that works for us both on a weekly basis. In the following regular sessions we will explore more in depth around what brings you to therapy and agree between us what you would like to achieve.


What Will Happen At My First Session?


Sessions are held at the same time each week, unless we agree in advance otherwise


Individual £50

Couple £65

When, Where and How Much?


Although the terms Counselling and Psychotherapy are often used interchangeably, there is a difference between them.


Counselling focuses on specific issues or events with the aim of both understanding and making changes, should you wish. The focus may be on problem solving or on learning specific techniques for coping with or avoiding problem areas. This is also usually more short-term work.


Psychotherapy is conducted with a Psychotherapist and is usually, though not always, longer-term work as it focuses on a broader range of issues.

Psychotherapy provides the opportunity to understand yourself at a deeper level and how you relate both to yourself and others in the world. With the option to understand thoughts, feelings, behaviours and unconscious processes, people can feel better equipped to manage stresses, understand patterns in their behavior that may interfere with reaching personal goals, have more satisfying relationships, and better regulate their thinking and emotional responses to stressful situations.

The Difference

I am a certified couples therapist and I work with couples both online and face to face. Experiencing difficulties in your relationship can be a difficult thing to cope with, and I often find that couples try their best to manage difficulties for quite some time before seeking support.

As we work together, my focus is to understand the patterns of healthy and unhealthy relating that you have developed between you. Quite often the unhealthy patterns have slowly eroded the healthier aspects of your relationship and may have caused much hurt preventing an intimacy and closeness between you.  


My approach is to share with you my thoughts on these patterns with a little psychological education so you can each fully understand what's going on. I like to give practices to try out in between sessions to find ways to enhance your understanding of each other and improve your overall intimacy as a couple. 

Please get in contact if you'd like to have an initial session to see how you both feel.

Please note: I work with couples where both partners are committed to the therapy. Therapy will not be successful if only one partner is motivated to engaging in the process.


I’m happy to answer any queries you have to help you decide if counselling or psychotherapy is the right path for you, and importantly if I'm the right therapist for you. If you call me, please leave a message and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can as my phone is switched off when in session.


4 Barnfield Crescent

You can contact me by e-mail, text/phone or send me a message by completing the form below.

07961 978236


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Other recommended TA therapists are Hannah Coupland-Smith and Lisa Rundle

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