Counsellors

Beth Enderby

Hello, my name is Beth Enderby.

I have over 20 years of experience as an NHS health professional. As a counsellor, I have worked with clients in two Devon-based charity organisations. I am really looking forward to getting to know the families who connect with Parental Minds.

In my spare time, I enjoy jogging, sleeping, watching murder mystery programmes and chatting to my cat and chickens.

I am based in Exeter, but I am able to travel to any of the East Devon Parental Minds counselling offices.

Evenings (5pm-8pm) are best for me but I can also offer some afternoon and weekend
sessions.

Tracy Townsend

Hi I’m Tracy,  I’ve always had a keen interest in mental health and decided to make the leap into this field in 2018. I am a student member of the BACP and work voluntarily as a person centred counsellor at the Quiet Mind Centre in Exmouth. 

I am very much looking forward to working alongside parental minds, as it looks to be such an exciting new organisation.  

In my spare time I enjoy walking the coast with my family and dog and practicing mindfulness.

I can offer, zoom or telephone counselling sessions and am available Thursday evenings.

Fran Dennehy

Fran Dennehy Counsellor

Hi I’m Fran Dennehy and I worked for over ten years at Fertility Exeter at the RD&E supporting the embryologist with admin and lab work. I volunteer at a new mums group supporting women who are struggling with breastfeeding. I’m interested in working with Parental Minds because I know how hard and undervalued caring is, and how exhausting it can be fighting for help for your loved ones.
Carers are often taken for granted and not supported and I’d be glad to give any help I can towards improving their well-being.

I love sport, particularly team sports. I play hockey and cricket mainly, I’ve played cricket for Devon and the MCC.

I can you work in Honiton, face to face post COVID and I’m available Tuesdays between 10 and 4pm.

Rae Davis

Hello, I’m Rae

I currently work part time in a GP Practice as a Health Care Practitioner and have worked in various nursing roles for the NHS over a period of sixteen years. These included working in a care home, in A & E Majors, the elderly care and stroke unit at the RD & E and Cardiology at the Nuffield.

I am also a Trainee Counsellor and started my journey nearly five years ago. It is a role I feel very passionate about and am excited about my future. My Nursing roles are partly why I made the decision to become a Counsellor. I regularly would meet individuals whom I felt would benefit from having a safe space to talk and explore difficult feelings of sadness or depression. I felt they needed someone to help deal with those issues that caused them such emotional pain. Then someone very close to me was in need of this service and I became very interested which led to me on my journey as a Counsellor.

I am thrilled to have the opportunity to join Parental Minds as I feel it is an inspirational organisation whom clearly support the needs of friends and families with mental health issues. Having been in a situation with a loved one I believe this is such a valuable organisation for those who feel lost, vulnerable or unsupported and don’t know where to turn.

I live in Cullompton with my Partner and two daughters age 17 and 13 and our cat. We enjoy doing things as a family and like to go for walks, cook, watch films or play board games together. My hobby is my family but if I do have a moment I do like to read, watch historical documentaries or visit cities and go sight seeing.

I would be very happy to travel to Honiton to conduct face-face therapy. I would also be happy to work with clients via zoom.

I am currently available Tuesday’s (during school hours), Monday evening, Tuesday evening, Wednesday evening and Friday (during school hours).

Kristy Bale

Hi, I’m Kristy,

I have almost 20 years of experience working with children and their families/carers, as a Nursery Nurse, Private Nanny and within the Devon Safeguarding Children Board.

Supporting families has always been a passion of mine so moving from Childcare into Counselling was completely natural for me; my existing listening skills and self-awareness have been enhanced to a much deeper, supportive, holistic level which I can share with others.

I am honoured to be part of Parental Minds and to have the opportunity to offer Person Centred Counselling within the community.

In my spare time my little boys keep me very busy and as a family we love being together, especially getting messy (inside and outside.)

I love dancing, yoga, baking cakes and spending time with those who mean the most to me.

Ana Olmedo

(Bilingual counsellor, offering sessions in Spanish and English).

I am a (Trainee) Person Centred Counsellor that absolutely believe you have the answers you need to heal and change the way you feel and observe your life. I will offer you a safe and confidential space where you can explore your experiences and make the decisions you need.

As a counsellor I am first of all presence and listening. I have learnt how important is this after many years working with vulnerable people in many fields and organisations. First as a Social Worker in Spain and now in the NHS working as Occupational Therapist Technician at Devon Partnership Trust in Mental Health services.

I have understood the importance of emotional, physical and spiritual vulnerability. When you open up and express your vulnerability, humanity opens up to you. In my personal process I have discovered that being vulnerable I am stronger, and how priceless it is to have someone who genuinely accompanies you in the process. I am able to create that comfortable and safe space that my clients need to open up and express themselves.

I am so glad to be able to support Parental Minds and those people that now, more than ever, need to be listened and accompanied.

Lisa Rundle

My name is Lisa Rundle. I support Parent Plus by offering counselling and psychotherapy to adult careers.

After teaching for 20 years and having children of my own, I know that parenting is a tough job and sometimes extra support is needed. Since retraining and setting up my own private counselling and psychotherapy practice, I am pleased to be able to support Parent Plus and help families across Devon.

Clare Hammond

I have 16 years experience volunteering with mental health organisations in London and Devon.  I’ve worked closely with both parents and children.  I love running,  in 2019 I ran the London Marathon.  I relax by playing the piano.

Sami Goulding

I am a registered Dance Movement Psychotherapist (DMP) based in Devon. I completed a Masters in Dance Movement Psychotherapy at Dance Voice/Canterbury Christchurch University in 2016. Since graduating I have worked with a range of client groups such as learning disabilities, eating disorders, mental health, dementia, elderly, young adults and refugees. 

A Movement Therapy session is a safe, creative space that encourages the use of movement to be able to communicate, connect and process emotions. 

It can sometimes be too overwhelming or scary to communicate, or label, our distress, movement therapy can offer individuals the opportunity to express themselves in a creative non-verbal way whilst still being supported and heard.

Each session will unfold in a way that’s guided by the individual and includes as much, or as little, movement as they are comfortable with. There is no dance experience required.

Sami’s reference reads:- Sami provides a warm, open and compassionate presence and is able to relate to clients of all ages and abilities, seen in her work with adults with learning disabilities, ASD and acquired brain injury. Sami has also gained experience working with older populations. 

Sami is able to work with youngsters or adults and is available in Honiton on Mondays 4pm-4.45pm and 5pm-5.45pm.