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About me

I have been working as an NHS Counsellor in Blaenau Gwent for 20 years,  seeing clients with depression, anxiety, stress, trauma,  relationship issues, bereavement and loss, adjustment to illness and disability, and self-esteem issues, for six to ten sessions.

I combine a person-centred approach, to build the counselling relationship, with Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy and NLP, to modify thinking styles and behaviour, and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy and EMDR, to build on personal strengths and resources.  I also use EMDR to reduce traumatic symptoms.  Whichever approach I use,  the relationship is key for me.

I taught Counselling for 10 years, (AQA/CPCAB), and have been providing group supervision to students on placement with MIND for the last 12 years, so am very in touch with current counselling theory and college requirements.

I value learning and self-development, and have recently participated in a 12-week online group coaching program for female entrepreneurs. and an 8-week online discussion group of the book "Calling in the One", to attract love into your life.  I have found both supportive and confidence-building.

I have lived and worked in Europe and South East Asia,  and love languages and exploring different cultures. 

I am a Reiki Master (Usui, Karuna, and Holy Fire), and Reiki Drum Practitioner, and appreciate the peace of giving and receiving Reiki healing energy, as well as the excitement and rhythm of attending a monthly drum circle.

I enjoy live music, and have attended some great live folk and jazz recently.

I am also very happy immersing myself in a historical drama on Netflix, or a romcom at the cinema. 

I love walking with the local Ramblers, and believe in the value of physical activity, contact with nature, and social time, to lift the spirits.  

I enjoy a challenge,  and completed the Camino de Santiago across Northern Spain, with a friend, over 4 years, which was a great achievement. 

Training, qualifications & experience

Master Practitioner in Neuro-Linguistic Programming - Unleash Your Potential,  2021

Mindfulness Teacher Training - Bangor University,  2019

Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) Parts 1, 2, 3 Accredited Training - EMDR Extra, 2015

Postgraduate Diploma in Consultative Supervision - University of Wales Newport, 2008

Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling - University of Wales Newport, 2002

2002-present: NHS Aneurin Bevan -  Counsellor, Clinical Supervisor,  EMDR Therapist,  Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) Teacher.

2010-present: MIND, Institute of Medical Genetics, Staff Wellbeing, Merthyr College, Hereford Hospice, Bristol Uni - Clinical/Consultative Supervisor of individuals and groups.

2002-2012, 2017/18: Coleg Gwent Ebbw Vale/Newport, Listening Post, Gloucester - Counselling Tutor (AQA + CPCAB).

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

From £50.00 to £65.00

Additional information

£50/hour on phone or Zoom

£65/hour face to face at The Retreat, Ebbw Vale, and Llanfoist Village Hall meeting room,  Abergavenny.

When I work

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Further information

The room I use at The Retreat,  Ebbw Vale,  is up 2 flights of stairs with no lift.  It is a therapy room, with a window, and is attached to a bigger training room.  There are other therapists (massage, beauty, hypnotherapy) working in the building.  The room is available 9am-5pm.  Parking is in the multistorey car park opposite. 

The room I use in Llanfoist Village Hall is a meeting room, with easy access down a few steps.  The room is very spacious,  light, and well-ventilated.  There is also a main hall and a gallery in the building,  where classes (yoga, pilates,  fitness) are held.  The room is available day and evening.  Parking is in a big gravel car park outside the main entrance. 

I am very flexible in my approach,  and use whichever therapy suits the client's issue.  I am happy to do just one session, or several sessions.  


Llanfoist Village Hall, Church Lane, Llanfoist, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, NP7 9LP

The Retreat, 13 Market Street, Ebbw Vale, Blaenau Gwent, NP23 6HL

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Llanfoist Village Hall is accessible by wheelchair, The Retreat, Ebbw Vale is not.

Additional languages

French
Italian
Spanish

German

Online platforms

Zoom

Supervision

In person

I obtained the Postgraduate Diploma in Consultative Supervision from the University of Wales Newport in 2009.

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