At Personal and Relationship Counselling, we have a diverse range of specialists with years of experience in providing an effective, personalised form of couples counselling and psychotherapy in Plymouth and online. Our team contains experts in a range of areas, such as couples psychotherapy, LGBTQIA+ issues, CBT, and bereavement and loss, allowing us to determine the exact kind of help you need at the first contact and offer a personalised form of help that goes to the heart of your problems.
Keep reading for more information on each member of our friendly team of BACP accredited couples counsellors and psychotherapists in Plymouth.
I am a fully qualified, MBACP accredited, experienced counsellor and psychotherapist, offering a warm, confidential, non-judgmental space for both individuals and couples.
My work incorporates a range of issues, which include: depression, anxiety, PTSD, anger, rage, relationship issues, childhood abuse, sexual abuse, domestic abuse, low self-esteem, bullying, sadness, coping with serious health conditions, stress, suicidal thoughts, personality disorders, despair, change, addictions, low self-confidence, self-harm, trauma, grief, identity, sexual orientation.
I am also a fully qualified couple and relationship therapist with an advanced certificate in relationship therapy from the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapies. My work with couples involves helping you find balance through positive conflict management techniques – particularly with affairs and the anger, blame, frustration, and loss of trust this can bring, working collaboratively to ensure each individual’s needs are met in the relationship.
Moreover, I have experience in working with LGBTQIA+ clients, assisting with areas such as the difficulties of coming out, stigma, associated mental health issues, childhood bias, gender identity, high-risk sexual behaviour, and other issues. I am here to support you on your journey with full awareness of the specific pressures experienced by the LGBTQIA+ community.
My sessions can be provided in both English and Polish.
I have a background in the field of health, welfare, and social care, working in a hospital setting for 11 years and spending over two decades helping young people with trauma, and now work flexibly with couples, adults, young people, and their families. My central goal is to help adults to live to their full potential, regardless of past experiences, by working with them to change their thought patterns and behaviours for the better.
As an integrative therapist, I draw on different approaches to provide a personalised response to client needs. There is no ‘one size fits all’ therapy. I always see your wellbeing in a holistic way, paying attention to the many components that make up who you are and learning what help you need to rebalance your world.
Having trained originally as a psychiatric nurse, working in community mental health projects for many years, I have been self-employed as a therapist and supervisor for over two decades. My training and experience, especially in community mental health, allows me to work with care and empathy on a wide range of issues.
I bring a number of approaches to my work and always place central importance on forming a non-judgmental therapeutic relationship that allows you to feel comfortable and speak openly about the difficulties you are facing.
I have a creative background and trained as a counsellor in Bristol for three years, working primarily with young people, before relocating to Plymouth as a counsellor in a residential drug and alcohol unit. I also held the role of clinical lead, offering me an opportunity to work with eating disorders. My work also includes running a small private practice where I help people navigate a variety of issues.
I practice an integrated approach, drawing on humanistic and relational perspectives, allowing me to work with clients in a way that supports their individual needs. This could entail issues like addiction, eating disorders, OCD, trauma, abuse, stress, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, assertive and personal development, identity, difference, and loss. My role is always to support you and ‘untangle’ issues in a collaborative way, allowing you to develop new ways of thinking to promote positive change.
I am a Humanistic Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist with over 11 years of practice experience. My career has also included time as a Royal Marine, a period with Devon Ambulance Service, and teaching/managing Physical Education. Formerly working with young people at a private practice, I have now been with Personal and Relationship Counselling for over 5 years.
To start with, I give you the space to tell your story in your own way, free of judgement, listening closely to what you say, and learning what you need from therapy. The model of therapy we use will depend entirely on your personality and the problems you are facing. Each client knows what is best for them and has their own preferences and styles of communication, and I always these unique traits into account to give you the most effective form of support.
I have worked as a Couples Counsellor since 2014 and possess additional experience in working with victims of sexual violence through the Twelves Company, along with helping people experiencing bereavements, and currently work in a secondary school as a counsellor for young people.
Following 15 years of working with children, young people, and families, both in schools and within social services, my main goal is to help people live a more fulfilling life. As an integrative counsellor, I give you a safe environment to tell your story and gain a deeper awareness of yourself, enabling you to see life from a healthier perspective.
I have been with Personal and Relationship Counselling for four years as a fully qualified person-centered therapeutic counsellor, using a humanistic approach to help you arrive at your own answers from within.
We all experience personal problems at some point in our lives. It can feel like we are ‘stuck’ with certain difficult emotions, which is why I focus on giving you the ideal environment to explore challenging feelings and move past them. Together we will work on developing self-love and a closer understanding of yourself to put you on a path towards a happier, clearer mindset.