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Meet our team of dedicated counsellors

Respect, empathy, honesty and understanding are the foundations for building an effective therapeutic relationship. Having the right qualified counsellor is pivotal. With 30 plus counsellors working together here at Simply Counselling, we are able to offer a choice of female and male counsellors of various ages, ethnicity and sexual orientation.

Each of our dedicated counsellors have been carefully selected for their unique strengths and experience. Our counsellors are hand-picked for their (Delete: vast) experience, empathy and professionalism.

Whatever you need to talk about, Simply Counselling is here to listen. Our qualified counsellors are on hand to help you find the right solutions to become a lighter, brighter and stronger you. Meet the team and see who the right counsellor might be to accompany you into your future…

Elly
I'm passionate about creating safe and freeing spaces. Life can be a painful, confusing and frightening process, but I believe we all have an innate capacity to get to know the parts of ourselves that need attention, understanding and comfort. I work soulfully and creatively; honouring clients' ability to know what they need therapeutically.
Elly
Jake
I am a person centred counsellor, certified level 2 & 3 certificate in counselling, soon to complete the level 4 Diploma in counselling studies and I offer a range of person centred skills.
Jake
Richard
I am here to offer you a pause and to listen and to provide you with a safe and accepting environment. I have around 20 years’ experience in the medical sector, and in the last 5 years I have found myself drawn to counselling and psychology. At 6 ft 2, some describe me as a gentle giant, and I can offer you a secure and grounded space in which we can meet, and I can get to know you and what has brought you to counselling. I am hopeful that our time together will help you to unlock your barriers and to find acceptance, direction and a way forward.
Richard
Jayne
I have been a counsellor since 2007 and been with Simply for 10 years. I am a mental health supported living manager and have a passion in what I do. I have a wealth of experience in counselling, includes working in a school setting and have experience of working with a range of mental health issues - autism, schizophrenia, depression, anxiety, OCD, ADHD and complex issues as well as domestic abuse and working with carers. 
Jayne
Jen
I am a trained integrative therapeutic counsellor and a qualified therapist. I work with a humanistic approach and believe we all have our answers within us. I have also received much life experience, and as I work with you, I bring myself together with candour and honesty. I offer you a non-judgemental, safe space where I invite and support you to explore whatever difficulties could be effecting your wellbeing. I believe my clients are their own best experts, so during our work together I will support you to set goals focused on your needs. 
Jen
Chris
The desire for change, either from the difficulties of a sudden crisis, or more long-term feelings of discomfort, low self-esteem, anxiety or depression can be very powerful. We can easily get lost in the chaos of our thoughts and feelings and counselling can be an effective way of gaining clarity. I believe that we all know what we need in order to achieve a greater sense of well-being and counselling can help us to tune into and listen to that inner wisdom. I am an integrative counsellor, which means that I have learnt a number of different ways of working and so can tailor your sessions to suit your individual needs.
Chris
Milica
I have been practising as a counsellor for 2 years in Plymouth and Cornwall after many years working as a primary school teacher in Cornwall and Oxford. My counselling philosophy is profoundly Person Centred – I believe that within every single one of us there is the potential for change for the better. I have experienced it personally and it has been an absolute privilege to witness it in others.
Milica
Tracy D
I am a person-centred counsellor and have worked with Simply for over two years. I also have a background in managing a bereavement counselling charity so bereavement remains a particular interest for me. I have experience of working with a range of mental health difficulties in addition to the work that we do with carers and domestic abuse. In my spare time I love to walk by the sea with my foster dogs.
Tracy D
Polly
I am an Integrative Humanistic Counsellor, with a special interest and experience in working with sexual and relationship issues, and gender, sexual and relationship diversity. I find that our bodies are often a source of wisdom and I will help you tap into yours, if you would like that. Whatever it is that you want to work on, I am pretty much unshockable and will bring warmth, curiosity and gentle humour to help you explore.
Polly
Sara
I am a yoga and breathwork teacher and facilitator base in SW Devon and Integrative Counsellor. I use all the skills I have learned in training across multiple holistic modalities to hold a safe, non-judgemental and grounded space for clients, where they can bring and explore whatever they need, to help them move forward toward a more settled and empowered place. 
Sara
Marinda
I am a qualified counsellor working for Simply Counselling. My journey to becoming a counsellor has taken me on a colourful path through life and a chance to discover the real me. I passionately believe in the power of talking as an affective tool to help us heal and make sense of the challenges we face. I enjoy running to clear my mind and help with my own mental health. My favourite mantra to help focus my thoughts is a quote by an inspirational physiologist: “I'm not perfect... But I'm enough.” Carl R. Rogers.
Marinda
Ania
I offer a warm, non-judgmental and safe counselling space. I am driven by learning and curiosity and started my counselling journey with a B.Sc in Psychology before studying Integrative Counselling. One of my favourite quotes is from the relationship expert Esther Perel who says “The quality of your life ultimately depends on the quality of your relationships”. This is also true for therapy and my philosophy is grounded in creating a trusting relationship with the client at the centre. I am truly passionate about what I do and I always feel honoured when people share their stories with me and we work together through whatever difficulties and challenges you are facing.
Ania