WELCOME TO THE TEAM

 Introducing the talented team of professional therapists working alongside Catherine and Francesca at our premises in central Plymouth

Meet Our Associates

Rachel Stuart - Accredited Psychotherapist

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I am an experienced psychotherapist working in Plymouth with over 10 years NHS experience. I specialise in working with adults struggling with difficulties such as generalised anxiety, low mood & depression, seasonal affective disorder (SAD), relationship issues, loss or bereavement, anger, health anxiety, social anxiety, stress, PTSD, panic disorder, phobias, OCD, low self-esteem and confidence, coping with divorce, long-term health conditions and much more. 

What I love about the work is that although I initially see people at a low point in their lives, as we work together they find the courage, skills, and resilience to create a meaningful life for themselves. I offer one to one counselling, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), EMDR, mindfulness, compassion focused therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy. I am an accredited member of the BABCP and MBACP.




Rhian Kivits - Sex & Relationship Therapist

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. I'm a Relate qualified Relationship Therapist with a year's additional training in Psychosexual Therapy and a Post Graduate Training qualification.

I worked at a number of Relate centres with couples and singles but now work in private practice helping people overcome relationship issues and family issues, cope with the impact of affairs and betrayals and deal with the heartbreak of separation and divorce. I also help people struggling with sex problems like loss of libido, painful intercourse, erectile dysfunction, vaginismus and lack of orgasm/pleasure.

Many of my clients appreciate my support with anxiety, depression, generalised anxiety disorder or panic disorder because these issues all have a big impact on sex and relationships, making things much more difficult. I have a Diploma in Mindfulness as well as additional training in helping clients overcome trauma and abuse.

My style draws on psychodynamic, cognitive behavioural, solution focused, motivational and psycho-educational approaches. I've also studied complementary approaches to relationships, emotional healing, bodywork, intimacy and sexuality and I'm a graduate of the Urban Tantra professional training program. I welcome clients of all genders and sexual orientations. 

I believe that love makes the World go round and that we're all entitled to enjoy rewarding relationships and fulfilling sex lives. It's my mission as a Therapist to help you feel more connection, pleasure, freedom and joy in life. 

Kay Murray - Accredited Counsellor and Supervisor

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  I am an experienced counsellor based in Calstock, Cornwall and Plymouth. I provide one-to-one counselling to help people find their way through at times of distress. I have worked with many issues such as depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, self injury, shame, guilt and relationship problems along with many other difficult emotional issues.

My aim is to offer you a safe, supportive, non-judgemental space where you can share your experiences in confidence and help make sense of whatever is causing you distress.

Counselling can help us gain an understanding of ourselves; how we behave and how our past experiences effect who we are today. Explaining our thoughts and feelings can help us understand our distress, gain empowerment, build confidence and help us deal with the challenges life throws at us.

Jan Lake - Registered Integrative Counsellor

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I believe the most important aspect of counselling is to establish a compassionate and supportive relationship with you based on trust and acceptance.

As a Humanistic Integrative counsellor I believe in the uniqueness of each individual, employing the approach that best suits your individuality and needs. 

My journey into therapy began quite a long time ago, when my own four children were young and faced huge challenges at school because of a cognitive learning difference now recognised as a ‘Neurological Difference’ and comes under the relatively new term of ‘Neurodiversity’. 

Therapy helped us to make sense of those experiences and it was during this time that I began to develop my own training and understanding in different therapies.

Alongside my psychotherapy training I completed a four year training in Earth based wisdom, founded upon ancient teachings of appreciation and establishing a deeper connection and understanding of ourselves and all others in a very grounded and heart-felt way. This training provided me with  understanding and appreciation of the many traditional resources and connections we can access for our well-being and deeper  understanding of ‘the self’. 

Geof Talbot - Accredited Counsellor/ Psychotherapist (Cognitive Behavioural Therapies)

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I am a counsellor/psychotherapist specialising in Cognitive Behavioural approaches to psychotherapy, and also a Coaching Psychologist. I graduated in psychology from Oxford University in 1979. 


I have had extensive experience in commerce and management within both large and small organisations. I have been working as a psychotherapist in Primary and Secondary Care and in private practice since 2003. 


I specialise in the treatment of anxiety and sleep disorders, adult pornography use issues, and work-related problems, such as stress, redundancy and workplace relations. 


My approach is to use CBT, REBT, Schema Therapy and Mindfulness in a selectively integrated way. I also able to run psycho-educational groups for sleep disorders and Mindfulness training.  


I strongly believe that therapy and coaching should take place within an empathic, open, honest and supportive therapeutic relationship. 

Liz Flemming - Registered Dietician (RD) & Mindset Coach

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Liz Fleming is a Registered Dietitian with over 14 years of experience in nutrition and diet therapy in health, disease and disease prevention. She has a passion for translating the science of nutrition into simple and practical healthy eating advice, and her nutrition consultations have a strong focus on the quality of the diet, ensuring that all nutritional needs are met through a variety of foods and food groups in a way that is tailored to each individual.


Her clinical interests lie in Type 2 diabetes prevention and management, weight management – for both overweight and underweight, and the link between nutrition and the mind. Liz has worked predominantly in the NHS during her career, in a wide variety of roles and specialisms, most recently as a Type 2 Diabetes Educator and as a Specialist Home Enteral Feeding Dietitian. She is currently employed on a part-time basis as a Specialist Medicines Optimisation Support Dietitian with NHS Devon CCG, and runs her own private practice alongside this.

Liz is an advocate for taking an holistic approach to health, both professionally and personally.  


She understands the importance of nutrition, movement and mindset as the foundations for both physical and mental health and has overcome her own mental health problems (post-natal depression and anxiety) through this combined approach. Liz has recently completed additional complementary training in neuro linguistic programming (NLP) to further support her clients in achieving positive and lasting change.


Together with her husband Steve, a skilled and experienced practitioner of the Bowen Technique, Liz has established The Be Well Space which aims to provide clients with the support and ability to eat well, think well, and move well so they can achieve a truly positive state of health and wellbeing.


Liz also enjoys spending time with her children, family and friends, being by the sea, walking, dancing and listening to music, all of which she finds therapeutic in their own way, and which nurture and nourish her own overall wellbeing; body, mind and soul.

Karen Waite - Integrative Counsellor & Psychotherapist

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Welcome to “Find a voice…”

I am a qualified BACP registered Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist. I offer predominantly Humanistic, psychodynamic, creative and cognitive behavioural therapy including Gestalt. We are all diverse human beings and completely individual in our needs and our preferences therefor each session is led by the individual needs of my clients.


I have worked within Domestic Abuse and Trauma Recovery Support since 2003 and understand how the effects of Trauma/Abuse can feel permanent and dis-empowering. I offer a safe and ethical way of working therapeutically through your experiences, helping you to discover an understanding of your own inner strengths and take back your power from the oppression of Abuse/Trauma and “Find a voice…” 


I believe the therapeutic alliance between client and counsellor is a powerful tool and offer to walk with you at your own pace, on your own journey as you explore the possibilities of wellbeing, acceptance and reconnecting with your sense self through difficulties such as; depression, anxiety, bereavement, low self-esteem, relationship/social pressure, abuse and trauma recovery.


My own work and life experiences gave me an insight into the complexities and fragility of our mental health and well-being and also the importance of self-care.  I enjoy nurturing my own well-being with Ecotherapy when walking on Dartmoor or visiting the beach and the ocean where I can feel a sense of connectedness and healing. 


Whether you are returning to therapy or coming for the first time, I welcome you into a safe and confidential space. 

I offer a free 30 min introductory session either via telephone or in my therapy room to help you decide if you are comfortable and where you would like to go from there.

Patrick Barker - Sports Massage Therapist

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My name is Paddy. I’m 24 years old and a fully qualified Sports Massage Therapist.

I come from a background in leisure being a Lifeguard for 7 years and a Gym Instructor for 5.

I have a real passion for sport, mainly rugby, football, basketball and swimming/diving, although I love all sports and that is what has lead me to become a Sports Massage Therapist.

I welcome all types of people from every background whether it is sporty or not. So please feel free to contact me to find out more.

Looking To Join A Team?

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Are you a qualified talking therapist or alternative/health therapist looking to rent space and join a team of friendly like-minded, experienced professionals? Then  please feel free to contact us for a chat to see if we can make this happen.