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Before I go on...

Having counselling because of a difficult childhood isn’t about blaming your parents or passing the buck. Thankfully, most parents do the best they can with what they have.

No, it’s about you taking responsibility for positive change through:

  • acknowledging the impact of inadequate support,
  • becoming more compassionate towards yourself, and
  • learning more wholesome ways of coping.

Because simply beating yourself up hasn’t improved anything so far and isn’t going to improve anything in the future.

Ease the pain of the past.

Release your pent-up feelings.

Soothe your anxiety.

Hi, I’m Erika, and I help adults to break free from the anxiety that developed in their childhoods.

I’m passionate about this work because I’ve been there. Childhood anxiety followed me into adulthood and interfered with my relationships, studies, work life, eating habits, health, free time... and made even ordinary things feel ridiculously difficult. But counselling helped.

And then I retrained as a counsellor. Because it saddens me to see people held back by anxiety.

It saddens me because life’s got so much joy to give you, and you’ve got so much to give to the world.

But there is this barrier, anxiety...

Working with people just like you, I’ve gained nearly 1,000 sessions worth of experience. So don’t struggle alone.


⦁ CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

⦁ Certificate in Education (Incorporating a Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector)

Some of my most recent training

⦁ Addressing anxiety from a neurobiological perspective

⦁ Compassion Focused Therapy

⦁ Working with the Fallout of Narcissistic Abuse / Antagonistic Relational Stress

⦁ Working with Relational Trauma

⦁ Bereavement and ambiguous loss

⦁ Attachment theory and applying it in counselling

⦁ Common ways in which anxiety can show up and how to address it

⦁ Experiencing guilt, shame, loneliness and chronic illness

⦁ Working with depression

⦁ Addictions from an attachment theory perspective


“I couldn’t recommend Erika enough; thanks to the sessions with her I have been able to improve my life immeasurably.”

“Erika’s compassionate approach and commitment to my well-being have made every session a transformative and empowering experience in my personal growth journey.“

Why not use counselling to break free of the anxiety that holds you back?

Empower yourself to become:

  • braver to say what you need and want in relationships in a loving and yet confident way,
  • more focused in your work or studies,
  • bolder to go after what’s important to you,
  • more fulfilled in the moment-to-moment unfolding of your life.

If you’re ready to take the next step, contact me now and let’s get started. Fill in the contact form, and I’ll get back to you. I’m looking forward to hearing from you.

Get in touch

Feel free to send me a message if you have any questions about how counselling works, or to arrange an initial meeting. This enables us to discuss why you are considering coming to counselling, whether it could be helpful for you and whether I am the right therapist to help.

You can also call me on +44 7432560307 if you would prefer to speak to me first. Please leave a message if I can't answer the phone when you call, and I'll get back to you.

My practice is located in Bodmin, Cornwall. I see clients from Bodmin and the surrounding areas of Lostwithiel, St Austell, Liskeard, Newquay, Camelford, Saltash, Launceston, Truro and Wadebridge. I will provide location details when we arrange our counselling sessions.

I also see clients online. Please contact me to discuss the details.

I shall look forward to speaking with you.

Availability for counselling sessions:

Tuesday - 09.00-17.00

Wednesday - 08.00-17.30

Thursday - 09.00-17.00

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