Talk to me to be genuinely listened to in Torquay 

Feeling anxious, depressed or just plain unhappy 
about life and wonder what it’s all about?
Maybe curious about life and why you seem to
get the same old patterns recurring over and over?

Giving you the time and space to talk things through in confidence
really can help you to clarify your thoughts & feelings, to make 
more sense of whatever it is that is troubling you

As your counsellor my aim is to support and encourage you to discover a deeper understanding of what it is that brings you here, whether that’s depression, anxiety, stress, feeling stuck, bereavement or the many other issues people have come to seek my help with over the years. Together we can explore your less than helpful thought patterns and find new ways of facing whatever difficulties you are experiencing so you can move on in your life with renewed strength, confidence and self awareness.

I am an experienced counsellor therapist and a registered accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) with a successful practice in Torquay easily reachable from anywhere in the Torbay area.

My specialist areas include the following issues:

  • Anxiety and stress
  • Loss of confidence
  • Low self-esteem 
  • Individuals experiencing relationship issues  
  • Depression 
  • Bereavement and loss 
  • Adults who have experienced abuse in childhood

The first appointment is an informal one-to-one meeting when I will talk you through what counselling with me is about; for us to work together in a process of discovery to discuss a best way forward for you. It is without obligation (although unfortunately I do have to charge you my normal fee for this) - after this session it is for you to decide if you wish to book a series of appointments with me. So why not come along and find out for yourself how exploring your thoughts and feelings through counselling can help you discover more helpful ways of relating to your world.

Located in Torquay means that my practice is also within easy reach of the whole of Torbay including Paignton and Brixham as well as Newton Abbot, Teignmouth, Totnes, Kingskerswell, Kingsteignton.

"Don't believe everything you think!"
Dr Shelly Harrell 
A reminder to question self deprecating thoughts of not being good enough
or the automatic assumptions we make about what others are thinking

“Everything that irritates us about others can
lead us to an understanding of ourselves.”

C G Jung