Chantelle McCarthy - BA (Hons).Diploma in Couns. Diploma in Playwork. RMBACP
Castell-nedd Port Talbot
I am a fully qualified integrative counsellor and I provide a safe, confidential, empathic and non-judgemental counselling service. An integrative counsellor means that I am trained in a variety of theoretical approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Person Centred, Transactional Analysis (TA) and psychodynamic. I adapt the way that I work based upon the presenting issue.
Life can be very unpredictable and sometimes difficulties can arise which may cause you to seek help, I aim to support you through these difficulties and get you to where you need to be emotionally and psychologically.
Sessions can be used in various different ways in order to meet your specific needs, whether it be just listening or working together to reach a particular goal.
I am a committed counsellor who is passionate about helping you to deal with your issues enabling you to lead a more fulfilled life.
I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and am bound by their etical framework.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BA (Hons) Counselling and Psychology
- Diploma in Integrative Counselling
- Diploma in Playwork
- Diploma in Counselling Children and Adolescents
I have many years experience of counselling both adults and children in private practice and I hold an enhanced DBS check.
Working with adults
I have experience of working with a broad range of issues including depression, anxiety, eating disorders, stress, relationship difficulties, bereavement, guilt, anger, OCD, abuse, bullying, to name a few. I also have many years of experience working with adults from Employee Assistance Programmes dealing with work related issues. I use various different counselling techniques based upon your specific needs.
Working with Children
My experience of working with children has involved me dealing with issues such as divorce or family breakdowns, bullying, self harm, depression, anxiety, stress including exam stress and so on. An assessment with the primary care giver is the start of the counselling process, then the child will attend the counselling session without the primary caregiver. I use various techniques including creative play and the traditional talking therapies based on the child's specific needs and their developmental age. I also have experience of working in a large comprehensive school with children with challenging behaviour.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
- Gestalt therapy
£40 per 50 minutes for one to one counselling
£60 per 50 minutes for couples counselling
£25 per 50 minutes for students who need to complete personal therapy
All sessions are payable by cash or cheque at the end of the session and a reduced fee for bulk sessions is available upon request however, bulk bookings will require payment in advance.
I require 24 hours notice if you wish to cancel an appointment otherwise the session will still need to be paid in full as per the above price listing.
I usually recommend six to eight sessions of counselling in order to for the counselling process to take effect, however, the number of sessions can be extended if there is a need to. Sessions are usually on a weekly basis, but as time progresses may move to a fortnightly basis.
I understand that it can be a difficult decision to seek counselling, if you would like to email me or ring my mobile number for an informal chat, then please do so. It may help to relieve any underlying fears of counselling and enable you to decide if counselling with me is the right decision for you.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday - All day, Tuesday - All Day, Wednesday - Evening, Thursday - Evening, Friday - Evening, Saturday and Sunday appointments also available
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|