I am an accredited counsellor and trainee psychotherapist working in Swansea, South Wales. I am a senior accredited counsellor with the National Counselling Society and currently working towards full accreditation as a psychotherapist with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), the UK’s professional body for accrediting psychotherapists.
I seek to create a space in which a client feels safe enough to share whatever they need to, I listen, deeply and attentively, with compassion and without judgement and I work collaboratively to help the client to gain greater awareness of the issues that have brought them to therapy and to start to understand how change is possible. I believe that change needs a lot of support and a bit of of healthy challenge, it needs old experiences to be reworked in the light of new insights and it needs to unfold within relationship.
The therapeutic relationship is the most important feature of the therapy that I provide. Humans are social beings, and we depend on one another for survival and happiness. Relationships are always complicated and sometimes harmful. As children, we learn everything we know, feel and do through relationships with our caregivers. We also need relationships to create meaning and work out answers to our most fundamental existential questions; who am I, who are these others and what are we supposed to be doing in the world?
Symptoms and Mental Health Issues which I work with include;
- verbal, physical and sexual abuse and neglect
- relationship issues
- pregnancy and childbirth (for men and women)
- bereavement and loss
- personality disorders
- post-traumatic stress
- attention deficit disorders
- obsessive compulsive patterns
- autistic spectrum disorders
Training, qualifications & experience
I obtained a certificate in counselling from the University of West of England in 2009.
I subsequently trained in Group Analysis with the Institute of Group Analysis. I later decided to train as a psychotherapist because I believe that the depth of training involved is essential to support people effectively and at depth.
I have completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy from the Welsh Psychotherapy Partnership and I am now working towards full UKCP accreditation. I am registered with UKCP as a trainee member.
I am a senior accredited member of NCS and a trainee member of UKCP. I receive regular supervision and subscribe to UKCP codes of ethical conduct.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
I charge £30 per 50 minute session. I always have at least one time limited place available at a lower and more affordable rate for people otherwise unable to access support.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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