"We think we listen, but very rarely do we listen with real understanding, true empathy. Yet listening, of this very special kind is one of the most potent forces for change i know"
MY CORE VALUES
I offer the above in the genuine belief in my abililty to be there for my clients in a way that is truly authentic.
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychopherapy (BACP) and work in line with the Ethical Framework.
I am a Counsellor based in Cornwall.
I came to counselling after a life time of work with the police and prior to that the military. I believe in the client's Innate ability to heal given the right environment and thereaputic relationship.
I offer Empathy, Honesty, Balance, Resilience, Respect and my ability to provide a truly safe place for us to work together in a mutually agreed way.
WHY GENTLE WAY
Gentle Way is a direct translation of Judo
The smallest of movement can trigger the Greatest of Insight.
As my Judo developed my understanding of balance and resistance developed.
As my TRUST grew I developed the confidence to trust in other's.
As my anxiety about falling reduced I realised the fall was never as bad as expected, I felt safe to explore and learn.
I began to trust in myself.
Links to Qualifications & Affiliations
I work with you to find your path
I have experience working with a number of issues but will not define you by a diagnosis or a label. I will work with you as a unique individual.
Areas I have worked in.
My approach is to work with you in a way that is right for you and at a pace that is right for you. My Integrative training allows me to bring a number of counselling theories into my practice, however my focus is you.
The Therapeutic relationship is something I strongly believe in as once developed it can encourage growth and insight.
You may want to feel genuinely listened to.
You may want to be gently challenged.
You may want to gain a greater understanding of issues.
You may be looking for balance.
You are my priority and I hope that together we can finds ways to help you.
WHEN AND WHERE
WADEBRIDGE 10am - 4pm Monday - Friday.
Evening & Weekends considered
Home visits considered subject to assessment and need.
SKYPE sessions available.
FEES AND SERVICES
I offer long and short term therapy.
Sessions are 50 minutes in length.
You have control over the frequency of sessions.
FEES & PAYMENTS
Initial assessment £20
Ongoing sessions £40
Student rate £30
Small number of concessionary sessions may be available.
All sessions are 50 minutes in length.
Payments may be made in cash, bank transfer or card payment.
Payments for online sessions are payable before the commencement of the session.
SCHEDULE A SESSION
I will respond to a contact request within a working day.