We don’t have to do it alone.
We were never meant to.




I am a fully qualified MBACP registered counsellor offering private counselling sessions online and in Topsham just outside of Exeter, East Devon.

I offer you a confidential space filled with warmth and compassion where together, we will explore the feelings, thoughts, and relational patterns that have been causing you distress. I can support you to gain a deeper understanding of how to manage the impacts of your history, your environment, and your daily life.

I see myself not as an expert or someone with all the answers, but as a supporting guide who values and deeply respects who my clients are and the knowledge they already have within.

I am a grounded, realistic person who you will find relatable, straight forward, easy to talk to and relaxed. I tailor our work to meet your individual needs, progressing at a pace that suits you, giving you time to build trust in me and the process. I will work alongside you to reach any goals you may have and help you on the road to greater emotional wellbeing.

My experience includes working with adults of any age on a broad range of issues including;

  • Living with depression, anxiety and other mood disorders,

  • Grief and bereavement, bereavement by suicide

  • Domestic violence and abuse

  • Complex and developmental trauma (attachment wounding)

  • Lack of confidence and low self-esteem

  • Feeling isolated and hopeless,

  • Interpersonal, family and relationship concerns

  • Women’s issues

No matter what your reasons for seeking help now, this is a courageous first step and I would love the opportunity to work with you on overcoming life’s many challenges.

I look forward to meeting you.


Life is a balance between holding on and letting go...


My Experience

We all face challenges and difficult times in life me included. My own personal journey to becoming a counsellor began this way when I knew I needed to make some changes in my life.

From my own personal experience, I believe that when we dig deep and do the inner work, big shifts begin to happen, and we are able to reconnect with who we truly are. Supporting others on this journey is my absolute privilege and honour.

I trained at the Ironmill College in Exeter and hold an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling - BACP Accredited.  

I have further in-depth training in Bereavement, Grief and Loss and worked for Cruse Bereavement Care for several years.

As well as working in Private Practice I have worked with a domestic violence charity in Exeter facilitating group work for Recovery from Domestic Violence and Abuse.

Internal Family Systems (IFS)

IFS is a powerful evidence-based model of psychotherapy and one of the fastest growing approaches to Psychotherapy in the world. It's known to be effective in treating a wide range of symptoms, including overwhelm, anxiety, depression, addictions, OCD, trauma and physical health conditions. The results include not only relief from symptoms but also a more compassionate understanding of ourselves and a deeper sense of Self knowledge.

I was fortunate enough to be introduced to IFS at the very beginning of my counselling journey and have now qualified to Level 2 with the IFS Institute and completed various other IFS trainings.

For details of what IFS is What is Internal Family Systems? | IFS Institute (ifs-institute.com)

Women’s Issues 

For women, the years of perimenopause and menopause itself can be a physically and emotionally complex time. Often occurring at a time in life when family and work pressures are also prevalent it can seem like there is a lot to cope with externally as well as managing the changes to body and mind internally.

I have a particular interest in these issues for women and offer support through a mind and body approach. I believe this time of life can be an opportunity to learn more about oneself and that accepting these changes is an important part of our psychological and spiritual well-being. 

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)

I am trained in Emotional Freedom Technique or EFT which is also sometimes known as ‘Tapping’. EFT is a form of psychological acupressure based on the same energy meridians used in traditional acupuncture, but without the needles. It involves gentle tapping with your fingers on specific points of the head and upper body while you think about your issue and voice your experience.

EFT is a safe, gentle and effective method for removing the charge of strong, emotional and physical pain. It’s also used to enhance positive and nourishing feelings too. I integrate EFT into my practice (if desired) alongside the usual talking therapy to gently clear the root causes of trauma symptoms, core issues, unhelpful behaviours and limiting/negative beliefs resulting in significant improvements in physical, mental and emotional well-being, and freedom from traumatic memory. 

Learning is an ongoing process and I continue to develop and update my work through reading new research, having regular supervision, and attending further training, talks, workshops, and conferences.

I am a member of and abide by the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy. Our work together will be held in confidence by me as detailed in these codes of practice. I am fully insured.

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I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.


Fees & Terms

I offer either a free 15 minute phone conversation or a 30 min/1 hour initial session in person so we can meet, ask any questions and decide if we would like to work together.

If we then agree to work together each individual session costs £55 and lasts for one hour. Sessions take place once a week or fortnightly if possible. I can also offer one off sessions when required to past clients and IFS session for 90 mins every 3 weeks or monthly.

Payment to be made by bank transfer at least 48 hours in advance of the session please. First appointments must be paid for at the time of the booking unless agreed otherwise.

Cancelled sessions will usually be charged at the full price unless 48 hours’ notice of cancellation is given. 

The results of our sessions have honestly been life-changing for me…"

Working with Judy gave me a chance to honestly explore issues I have been ignoring for years. She is patient and understands I needed to take things slowly. The results of our sessions have honestly been life-changing for me.
Anonymous, November 2018

...her support and gentle guidance…"

Judy’s compassion helped me find the courage to really look at areas of my life that I knew had been holding me back. I really can’t overstate how much her support and gentle guidance helped me to rediscover who I am and what I want.
Janine G, March 2019 

She helped me realise that I had the power to make changes…"

Talking to Judy about things helped me see more clearly how past experiences had caused me to behave in certain ways and believe certain things. She helped me realise that I had the power to make changes to my life and her support has meant I’ve had the courage to actually make those changes.
Lee, July 2019

Get in touch

Please get in touch by email or call / text me on 07534 175 110. I will always try to return messages by the end of the next working day at the latest. 

My practice is based in the Estuary Clinic  in Topsham just outside of Exeter.  Free one-hour parking is available on Topsham High Street. There is also a car park by St Matthews Hall (EX3 0HF) and another on Holman Way (EX3 0EN). Topsham is easily accessible by train and the clinic is only a few minutes’ walk from the train station. 

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