There are times in our lives when things seem overwhelming and confusing. We may struggle to make sense of what is happening to us, and feel stuck. It's at times like these it can be really helpful to speak to a confidential professional who can support you, and help you make sense of your thoughts, feelings and experiences, and help you find your own way forward.
I can support you in gaining an understanding and acceptance of yourself and the issues you are experiencing. My areas of experience include working with relationship issues, supporting people through loss and grief, those with physical or mental health issues or those caring for someone with such issues.
I am also happy to support those with issues around spirituality or faith, those with gender identity or sexuality issues, and those who have suffered from trauma, including PTSD and abusive relationships.
If you feel you need this kind of support in your life right now, please feel free to give me a call. It is important for you to find a counsellor you feel comfortable with, so during our first session, you will be deciding whether or not I am the right counsellor for you, and I will be considering whether I have the right experience to support you.
Training, qualifications & experience
Level 4 Diploma Humanistic Existential Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, Barry College
Level 4 Diploma Professional Development in Counselling Skills, Bridgend College
CBT Training Parts1-3, School of Healthcare Studies, Cardiff University
Counsellor with Cancer Information and Support Services, CISS, based in Swansea, supporting those affected by cancer.
Counsellor and Ty Elis Counselling and Psychotherapy Service, a general counselling service based in Porthcawl.
Trainer and Tutor for Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, at Ty Elis, providing training on Humanistic and Existential counselling approaches, and self-awareness/personal development.
Other training given on stress management, grief and loss.
Group Supervisor for counsellors at Ty Elis Counselling and Psychotherapy Service.
I have over 10 years experience of working as a counsellor, and over 20 years experience working in health care previously.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Fees are in line with other counselling fees charged locally.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am available on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday during the day, and also evenings
Types of client
Supervision & training
I have 5 years experience of working as a group supervisor in a local counselling service.View supervision profile