I can offer a space in which to explore and heal painful issues and review how you want to shape your life and realise your potential.
I firmly believe that the value of therapeutic work depends on the quality of relationship that develops between us. Every therapist-client relationship is unique and must meet your needs if it is to be useful.
You may wish to use sessions to deal with immediate problems, look at longer term patterns of difficulty, share old hurts, or simply explore where you are going. I have used counselling and therapy through much of my adult life to deal with issues and longer term patterns. I understand how difficult it can be to start this process or to move into new stages in the process of sharing feelings and information about yourself.
You are likely to bring useful insights about your past and we can explore those but I will also want to work with whatever is going on for you right now. This will involve the core qualities of listening and reflecting but I may also suggest and explore particular approaches. These could include working with dreams and images and with physical feelings and bodily issues. I may suggest drawing, painting or writing as a way of exploring the different identities we all have inside and how these can be understood.
Counselling and psychotherapy are closely related and share a common foundation of non-judgemental respect and the building of trust. However, counselling is more likely to be about a single issue and may last only a few sessions. Therapy will look at deeper patterns and will take longer.
It feels important to say that whilst you may have goals in mind I do not adopt a goal orientated approach. The usefulness of the work will have much to do with developing your self awareness and exploring your thoughts and emotions and their relationship to one another.
Whatever we do it is likely that we will look at how you create the boundaries you need in your life, how you nurture yourself, and how you develop self esteem.
If you might be interested in working with me then I suggest we either meet or talk on the phone to discuss this. There is no obligation to continue into counselling or therapy.
Sessions are, of course, confidential.
Training, qualifications & experience
In 2009 I undertook the One Year Course in Psychotherapy at Spectrum Therapy, London. This led me to join Spectrum’s experiential training. I gained a Postgraduate Certificate in Psychotherapy in 2012 and completed the Spectrum Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy in 2014. I am a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and I carry professional indemnity.
In addition to working with adults I have significant experience of working with young people (>16yrs) through a placement in Further Education and have trained to work with adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
£40/hr. I can take a limited number of clients at concessionary rates.
My charge for an initial session in which we can discuss working together is negotiable.
I work in Llanidloes, Powys on a flexible basis. Home visits may be possible.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am available on a flexible basis from Monday to Friday including some evenings but would hope to establish a pattern of appointment times with any particular client
Types of client