On Counselling, Reality and Mental Maps


I’m a qualified counsellor working in Exeter and I’d like to say something about the mental maps that we all carry with us in our heads. A map is a simplified representation of a complex reality. If I go for a walk on Dartmoor I can use a map to help me plan my route. […]

November 12, 2018

Perhaps you Should Read This. Then Again…


Should and Shouldn’ts There is a word that I think is one of the most potentially harmful words in the English language. It’s a word that always leaps out at me whenever I hear it in the counselling room. And I do – often. ┬áIt’s a word many of us use and hear frequently but […]

October 29, 2018

The Spotlight of Shame


This post is for anyone who has ever felt the shame of not fitting in. When I was younger the world was a baffling place but there was one mystery that confounded me more than any other: how everybody, except me, seemed to know exactly who they were and how to be. This was most […]

September 8, 2018

The Power of Listening


Learning to listen to your loved ones is the single most important gift you could ever give them. I’m a qualified therapist offering counselling in Exeter and I’d like to share some oberservations that could transform your relationships and the wellbeing of those closest to you. Every day, as a qualified counsellor, I see the […]

August 21, 2018