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About me

I am a qualified counsellor in private practice using Person Centred Counselling and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, along with elements of other counselling techniques, depending on the client’s needs.

I am a member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and all my work follows their code of ethics and confidentiality. I offer counselling in a safe environment for you to explore and express your issues, concerns and fears, past or present.

I am also a qualified Counselling Supervisor available for supervision for practicing counsellors as well as trainee counsellors.  

I work from home as clients appreciate the privacy this offers. Alternatively, I will consider home visits. Please contact me if you would prefer this option.

Given the current situation in relation COVID – 19, I am offering counselling and supervision sessions via telephone or SKYPE.

I am available every weekday, with the with the exception of Wednesday and weekends. I will offer my services after 5.30pm on Wednesdays.

During the initial session we can discuss how we will work together and what it is that you want from the sessions. I will explain the different approaches that we could consider and whether we can use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or the Person-Centred Approach. The decision will be yours.

I am fluent in Welsh.

My qualifications are:

Diploma in Theory & Practice of Counselling (Person Centred)

Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Level 6 Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision

My fees are:

Initial session: £25.
All sessions thereafter: £35.
Home Visits: Subject to agreement.
College or University Student Rates: £25.

OAP's and income support clients: Please contact me for details

I do provide personal counselling and supervision services for trainee counsellors at a reduced rate. Please contact me for details.

I am available as a supervisor. Please contact me for details.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Theory & Practice of Counselling

Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Level 6 Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

Additional information

As detailed above

When I work

Availablity weekdays with restrictions on Wednesday.

Further information

During the initial session we can disscuss how we will work together and what it is that you want from the sessions. I will explain the different approaches that we could consider and whether we can use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or the Person-Centred Approach. The decision will be yours.

I am also fluent in Welsh.

Colwyn Bay, Conwy, LL29

Type of session

In person
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Additional languages

Welsh

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