Sudden life-changes such as bereavement, redundancy, trauma, family or relationship problems can leave any of us feeling vulnerable, depressed and unable to move forward. Then again, so can much less dramatic life events and emotions, things we tend to push aside and bottle-up for years. Sometimes we can even feel depressed, irritable or stuck for no obvious reason. The commonest reaction to these negative feelings is to simply 'carry on', often at the expense of our relationships, health, work and quality of life. Many people benefit from counselling in situations like these. Ivy Cottage Counselling offers a comfortable, homely environment where you can explore your feelings in confidence, see things from a different perspective and be supported through any choices or changes you may wish to make.

As a very experienced integrative therapist, my aim is to help you achieve the maximum benefit from the minimum number of sessions.

Sessions last for one hour. The cost per session is £45.00 (£50.00 for couples). Please note: I do not have the facility to accept credit/debit cards, payment is by cheque, cash or BACS on a session-by-session basis.

Ivy Cottage is open from Monday to Friday (except bank holidays). Evening appointments are available.


I am also a qualified Life Coach and Member of the Association for Coaching.  If you feel that counselling 'as such' may not be quite you're looking for, Life Coaching offers an upbeat, goal-focused, time-limited approach to problems with work, relationship or any other aspect of day-to-day life.  While coaching is unsuitable for deep-rooted emotional issues, it is ideal if you feel you are just 'stuck' or lacking momentum.

For further information or to make an appointment, feel free to call or email: ivy.cottage@outlook.com There's a 24 hour answering service and your call will be returned DISCREETLY and as soon as possible.


BSc(Hons) Psychology

Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Integrative)

Diploma in Clinical Supervision  

Diploma in CBT

Diploma in Life Coaching

From Plymouth: come off the A38 at Lee Mill, pass Marquis Caravans on your left, then the Congregational  Church, two more houses then Ivy Cottage Counselling. From Exeter direction, take Lee Mill exit from A38, turn right and go under the bridge, left at the junction, pass the garage and Westward Inn and I'm another 50 yards on the right.

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