Psychotherapy and Focusing in Ashburton, Devon
In the current Coronavirus situation I am not offering face-to-face psychotherapy or Focusing sessions, and I am not likely to do so until the situation changes. This is in the interests of both your safety and mine. However, I am happy to work with you online or by phone if either of these is an option for you. I am aware that in these times people may be experiencing financial hardship as well as emotional difficulties and I have a sliding scale of fees. I offer regular psychotherapy sessions, usually weekly, and Focusing sessions on request. You are welcome to contact me if you would like to talk through the possibilities.
Please note that after the end of December 2021 I will no longer be offering psychotherapy sessions. I will still be offering one-to-one Focusing sessions and Focusing courses.
What I offer
If you need a space to talk through difficulties, such as work or relationship problems or troubling feelings, you may find psychotherapy is what you are looking for. If you would like to be more in touch with your inner intuition and find out what your body is telling you, Focusing may be for you.
I work as a psychotherapist and Focusing teacher in Ashburton, South Devon. I offer one-to-one psychotherapy sessions, individual Focusing sessions, and Focusing courses in various locations. I am happy to run workshops tailored to the needs of particular organisations or groups. I also offer supervision to psychotherapists and other helping professionals. I am a poet and writer and from time to time offer workshops that combine Focusing and writing. I am a long-time Buddhist practitioner and am interested in the ways Focusing and meditation can support each other.
Qualifications and experience
I am a UKCP registered psychotherapist and trained at the Karuna Institute in Core Process Psychotherapy. I have been practising as a psychotherapist since 1995. I have a Diploma in Supervision from the Karuna Institute and have been supervising counsellors and psychotherapists since 2005. I am a BFA recognised Focusing Teacher and a Focusing Institute Certified Trainer and have taught Focusing since 2003. I worked in the voluntary sector for 30 years, with older people, people with disabilities and users of mental health services. I have worked as a supervisor in two mental health counselling services and helped to set up a third.
My psychotherapy and Focusing practice is located not far from the centre of Ashburton and within easy reach of the A38. Ashburton is about 20 miles from Exeter and 25 miles from Plymouth. I hope it will be possible to see people for face-to-face sessions again in the not too distant future.