All services

A low income should not exclude anyone from receiving a service that can contribute positively to their education or well-being. I provide some of my services for a negotiable or donation-only fee; please see below. However, some services are charged at a specified rate.

The workshops are usually held in Brixham and the wider Torbay area. If you would like a workshop provided elsewhere, please ask and we can discuss the cost. 

I am sometimes able to provide a one-time workshop for charitable or voluntary organisations, without cost; the workshop would need to be focused on the mental well-being of your staff.

Our Words, Our Senses, Our Health. This is a non-profit workshop where a fee of £3.50 per person covers materials and refreshments. In this two-hour workshop we honour our mental health by looking at the significance of the words that we use to describe it. Clinical diagnoses can be very helpful, but the aim of this workshop is to explore the potential benefits of re-naming the personal experience of mental health difficulties in our own words. Creative activities will help us to express ourselves in this. Young people are especially welcome; if you are under eighteen you will be asked to bring a trusted adult. 

Emotional Resilience; How do we define it and can we develop it? Emotional resilience cannot be gained in just a few easy steps. It is dependent on a number of factors and its sources can be multi-layered, as can be the barriers to it. In looking at how this resilience can be developed or enhanced, and at the difficulties which can hinder or reduce it, we explore the issue thoroughly. Therefore this is a three-hour workshop which allows for ample discussion. We will use tactile and creative activities to uncover what we ourselves would describe as emotional resilience, and what we might do to build a sense of inner stability. Young people are especially welcome; if you are under eighteen you will be asked to bring a trusted adult. £18 per person if you represent an organisation. Fee by donation if you come as an individual.

Profound Bereavement; Living with the loss of a child.  A gentle two-hour gathering, where participants can paint, write or draw to help express feelings, or simply for relaxation. You will be among others who understand the impact of this most profound loss. This is a non-profit gathering where £3.50 per person will cover the cost of materials and refreshments.

Poetry in Miniature; Beautiful Things … A Mini-Poem Workshop. Attend a relaxing workshop where lovely objects from the natural world can encourage your creativity. See why poems do not need to rhyme. Feel inspired to write some heartfelt lines of your own. Express your feelings in a greeting card. Add to your confidence in writing, or even further your interest in poetry.  All resources are provided. £7 per person. 

Therapeutic activities for people living with cognitive difficulties.  A two-hour workshop, sharing my experience in providing a variety of therapeutic and creative activities for people living with dementia or other impairments to cognition. Many people in these circumstances will enjoy activities that they have never tried before, revealing abilities that have been hidden. Fee by donation.

Workplace Relationships.  Defining boundaries, experiencing pressures and feeling weighed down with responsibilities long after we leave the workplace can take a toll on our health. In this two-hour workshop we can explore these difficulties and look at ways to address them.  £18 per person.

The arising of difficult thoughts in mindfulness or relaxation practice, and in every-day life.  A two-part workshop that enables us to look at different ways to respond to these tricky encounters.  Personally tailored mindfulness and self-affirming visualisations are included. £8 per session.

Counselling

For individuals:  A session of one hour and ten minutes  –  £25  (Negotiable if you are on a low income and by donation if you are unemployed)

For Groups:  A session of one hour and ten minutes        –   £80 

I am a qualified, experienced counselling therapist who uses an Integrative approach. Over the centuries, many different perspectives have evolved for the purpose of exploring and understanding human difficulties. An Integrative counselling therapist has been trained to call upon this rich tapestry of ideas, integrating into their practice the insights offered. This enables a particular freedom of thought, so Integrative practitioners will invariably bring their own creative techniques to therapy. This approach offers both children and adults a highly personalised experience of counselling. It may be possible for me to provide counselling at your home.

Mediation

A meeting of one hour and fifteen minutes – £80 

I can provide sensitive mediation in personal and corporate settings. Mediation can enable a fuller understanding of problems while encouraging the kind of communication that brings about solutions.

 Confidentiality

We shall discuss all aspects of confidentiality before we begin working together.

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