I am a qualified ‘Integrative’ counsellor/psychotherapist, this means my knowledge, tools, techniques and experience encompasses psychodynamic, humanistic and cognitive behavioural therapies. I am also training as a mindfulness practitioner as part of my personal and professional development. I can therefore tailor my approach to suit your individual needs and wishes.
My way of working is described as relational, which means that I consider relationships to be very important and we will endeavour to build one that allows you to feel safe, understood and respected. We will explore your past experiences (including relationships) and identify ways in which they may still be influencing your thoughts, beliefs, behaviours, emotional well-being and current relationships.
I am approachable, compassionate and trustworthy; offering a safe, confidential environment for us to collaboratively explore your individual concerns and experiences and work towards the goals, change or acceptance you desire. There will be ongoing reviews to assess the way we are working together and make sure you are getting what you want from therapy.
I attend regular supervision and am a Registered member of the BACP (091133) and therefore I adhere to high professional and ethical standards.
Training, qualifications & experience
(BACP registered Registration number 091133)
- PG Diploma Integrative Counselling – University of South Wales (Newport)
- PG Certification Counselling Skills – University of Wales (Swansea)
- PhD Genetics and Cancer - University of Wales (Swansea)
- BSc Hons Genetics - 2(i) - University of Wales (Swansea)
I believe it is very important that I continue my professional development and regularly attend courses and training to increase my experience, knowledge, skills and tools. Here is a record of my relevant training.
- The Therapist’s personal safety and care in the workplace (ongoing) - BACP
- Female Genital Mutilation: Recognising and preventing FGM (ongoing) – Home Office
- The Mindful Practitioner (stage 2) (ongoing) - Lorraine Sherman
- UK/European Symposium on Addictive Disorders (04/15) - BACP
- The Mindful Practitioner (stage 1) (03/15)
- Beginning, developing and strengthening the way we work online (03/15) - OCTIA and BACP
- The Mind of the Perpetrator and Sexualised Trauma - Zoe Loddrick
- Art Psychotherapy with Clay work, update on organisation and Research – NCCS
- Case conceptualisations and working with Young People, updates on organisation and Research – NCCS
- PTSD, Impact on Refugees, Trauma, Dissociation and Vicarious trauma - Mike Davies
- Domestic Abuse Awareness - Karon Eryes (Newport DA Unit)
- Loss and Bereavement - MacMillan Cancer Support
- Child Protection – CCH
- Equality, Diversity and Inclusion – CCH
- Mindfulness Course for Counsellors - Sarah Millaband
Relevant Counselling Experience
- Counsellor - Cancer Information Support and Services (CISS)
- Counsellor and Research Associate - NCCS
- Contracted Researcher -Newport Community Counselling Service (NCCS)
- Private Practice
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Pregnancy and birth
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Loss, Identity issues, Pet Bereavement, Academic Failure and more.
£25 – Initial assessment session
£30 - 50 minutes Face-to-face session
I offer a concession of £25 if you are a student who requires personal therapy as part of your course.
I also offer discounts on session booked as a block and paid upfront.
9.30 – 20.00 (Monday – Friday)
Swansea - On-the-street parking in non-permit areas (in front of office)
Hengoed – Room to park in drive and on-the-street parking
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday - Friday (Day and Evening) Saturday sessions can be arranged if I have availability.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|