Guiding Star Counselling - Sarah Leone Lloyd MBACP
Lower Thomas Street
Guiding Star Counselling - Independant and male/female counsellors covering: Merthyr Tydfil, Cardiff & the Vale of Glamorgan, Rhonnda Cynon Taff, Blaenau Gwent area. (Private practice in Merthyr Tydfil).
Counselling from age 3 upwards (*All ages*) - incorporating Play Therapy Techniques with Children & Young People, where appropriate.
*Children & Young People
Training, qualifications & experience
MSc / PG Dip / PG Cert - Play & Therapeutic Play - 2008
PG Diploma Counselling - (Integrative) - 2004
Management - NVQ Level 4 - Barnardos Cymru - 2008
2008 - 2010 - Barnardos Cymru - Childrens Services Manager Level 1 & Childrens Counsellor (Sessional)
Jan 2010 - 2013 - School Based Counsellor with Blaenau Gwent CBC
2013 -(June - Present) predominantly - Private Practice
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I specialise in: Adults Integrative Counselling, Trauma, Children and Young Peoples Counselling (& Incorporate a range of Play Therapy Techniques with Children & Young People - where appropriate); specialising in Sexual Abuse, Domestic Abuse, Self - Harm, Eating disorders, Self - Esteem, Adoption & Fostering (Systemic), and Family Therapy, Disability & SEN (Special Educational Needs).
I offer support and guidance throughout Family / Children's Therapy, with 'Parenting' skills and knowledge around Child Development.
I assist Multi - Agencies and key workers with Clinical Supervision, and EAP counselling.
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
- Family/systemic therapy
- Gestalt therapy
- Humanistic therapies
- Person-centred therapy
- Play therapy
- Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
*REPORT WRITING - £200*
*Higher fees WILL apply, for Referrals from Insurers, Health Companies and for Clinical Supervision*
*INDIVIDUAL COUNSELLING - £40 - £100 (PER 50 MIN SESSION)
*COUPLES - £60 - £90 (PER 50 - 100 MIN)
*FAMILY THERAPY - £100 - £150 (per session, dependant on number of relatives)
*PLAY THERAPY - AGE 3 - 18 (and upwards, if necessary) - £50 - £60 (depending on materials required)
*CLINICAL SUPERVISION - £60 / £90 PER 1.5 HOURS EACH MONTH (IN LINE WITH BACP REQUIREMENTS: www.bacp.co.uk/supervision)
*STUDENT SUPERVISION (I.D. or STUDENTS NUMBER REQUIRED) - £45 PER HOUR / £67.50 (PER 1.5 HOURS EACH MONTH)
(Discounted rates for Student Supervision, or for practitioners in partial placement as a volunteer or unpaid therapist).
Rates discussed upon booking an appointment.
Payments are taken in advance; (1st & last session is payable on Session 1 for the Counselling & Play Therapy services).
I assist front line workers in Clinical Supervision (Teachers, Police Officers, Emergency Services and Social Workers, YOT and Domestic Abuse Practitioners).
I offer support and guidance to Carers.
I have been in Private Practice for 12 years, and have worked for Health, Education, Social Services / Local Authority, Private work, and some of the leading Children's Charities across Wales.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Mon - Friday 8.30 - 8.30 - weekend sessions available at additional cost
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
"Guiding Star Counselling & Play Therapy" Provides Clinical Supervision aimed mainly at those persuing careers in Childrens Therapy / Children & Young Peoples Counselling and / or Play Therapy.View supervision profile