I use the following treatment approaches: Person- Centred, CBT, Neuroscientific, Gestalt, Solution-Focused and Positive Psychology.

For Students

Some students find the transition to adulthood and independent living challenging and may need to help with anything from addictions and social anxiety to organisational planning. I work with counselling students too, offering sessions for those training at Level 4 Diploma or FDA.

Supervision

I offer supervision for both counsellors and counselling students who are looking for a regular and ongoing opportunity to reflect in depth about all aspects of their practice in order to work as safely, effectively and ethically as possible.

For Adults

Counselling can offer a person a safe space to connect and build a relationship of trust and honesty. We can work together to help you through any issues in your life that have become a problem and help you get the most out of life and is often the key to being happier and more fulfilled.

For Children

Children and young people can meet new challenges regarding independence, decision making, social media self discovery, stress, bullying, sexuality, gender identity, attachment issues, abuse, neurodiversity, loss and bereavement or mental health issues. Therapy can help support them through this.

For Families

Family therapy looks to help members of a family understand each other better, change negative behaviours and resolve conflicts. We are all unique and have different perspectives and when you throw family dynamics into the mix, relationships can become fraught. Family life can feel stressful.

Online

This therapy can happen over Zoom or FaceTime. Online counselling can provide a valuable service to you if you require therapeutic help but have shied away from it before due to either emotional or practical reasons. This is not suitable for all clients at certain times in therapy.

I Specialise in Helping with…


LGBTQIA+ issues

Experience of discrimination, homophobia or transphobia, bullying, social isolation, or rejection because of their sexuality.

ASD/ADHD

Research shows that parents and siblings of someone with ADHD are more likely to have it themselves.

Family Relationships

Things that happened in the past can have a lasting effect on family relationships. Did you and your son have an explosive argument?

Anxiety and Stress

Anxiety is a feeling of stress, panic or fear that can affect your everyday life physically and psychologically.

Career Difficulties

Career issues are more likely to occur in individuals who have anxious or depressive styles.

Domestic Abuse

Domestic violence and abuse can happen against women and against men, and anyone can be an abuser.

Full list of conditions I have experience with….

I am trained in creative therapeutic work and can use creative therapy to work with adults and children aged 4 and above and am particularly influenced by polyvagal theory and psychosocial theories of attachment.

About me and my therapy practice


Therapist – Exeter

Counselling was a natural progression for me after working in teaching and social work. I saw so many problems but was unable to help on a personal level. My curiosity deepened and I felt it I could help so much more by being there to support those who were most in need. I use many transferable skills to help both adults and children negotiate any problems they may face. I specialise in therapy for children and young people,  anxiety, depression, trauma and am LGBTQIA affiliated. I also have a wider knowledge of family systems and neurodiversity and domestic abuse. However, I see clients with a wide variety of issues and provide a warm welcome for everyone.

Membership number NCS22-00582
LGBTQIA+ Affirming Therapist

Testimonials


My son was about to have gender reassignment surgery and I was scared and confused about my feelings and relationship with him. It all went well and I am feeling better about the whole situation

My child is now her old self and a lot of it is down to the care and tools Heather has given her to fight ant future stresses

I was really confused about so many things and Heather helped me sort out my feelings and now I feel positive about the future

I did my first tutoring session after 18 months of not working due to anxiety and I loved it. It was so rewarding. I can’t thank you enough. I am so grateful

Thank you Heather for everything you have done for me. I’ve come so far in myself and that’s because of you. You are amazing and I will never forget you

I had a wonderful time. I valued the positive relationship and she was very professional. I felt safe and comfortable and opened up straight away

Heather is very good at getting the conversation to flow. She asks deep questions but in an easy, understandable manner

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