I aim to offer you a space in which to explore painful issues and recurring patterns, or simply to review how you want to shape your life and realize your potential.
I will always try to meet with you where you are and 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. 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.
You may bring useful insights about your past and we can explore those but I will also want to focus on whatever is going on for you right now. I will listen and reflect back and I may also suggest and explore particular approaches. These could include working with dreams and images and with physical sensations and bodily issues.
I have worked with my own issues in a variety of settings throughout my adult life. Sometimes this has been to deal with longer term patterns and sometimes to deal with immediate crises. I understand how difficult it can be to start this process or to move into new stages in the process of identifying and sharing what's going on. Every corner turned brings new challenges but provides new views and renewed energy even when the going is tough.
Having trained later in life I am able to bring a wealth of life experience to my work as a therapist but I also have a youthful energy and believe that I connect well with people of different ages.
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 counseling 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. I have also trained to work with adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse and currently have a placement for this work.
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