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About me

Hello and thanks for reading my profile. I offer a warm, non-judgemental space at my private practice called Willow Tree Counselling, in which I hope you feel safe to share the issues that are important to you. My office is situated in central Wrexham and just a short walk from the town centre and there is free parking outside. I also offer walk and talk therapy in a choice of two beautiful nearby locations or telephone/online counselling to keep us both safe during this time, if you would feel better working this way. 

I will not offer advice but I will try to understand what life is like for you as I believe that being truly heard along with having the space and time to sort through the things that are troubling you can help you find your own answers.

The therapeutic services I offer are tailored to the needs of the individual as I recognise that we are all unique. My core beliefs are with a person-centred approach which is at the heart of my work. The introduction of creative elements into therapy can help move away from the logic of ‘left-brain’ processes and into the non-verbal and deeply emotional ‘right-brain’ processes. Sometimes it is easier to show what something feels like, rather than to try and describe it. This creative approach is open to both adults and young people if required.

As a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) I follow a set of ethical principles and guidelines that underpin my practice. I maintain and enhance the quality of my work through regular supervision and continued professional development.

Finding a therapist that feels right for you is an essential part or embarking on a counselling journey so I offer a free short initial session.

I am working on making my office more accessible for wheelchair users but have the option to use another town centre office if needed.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Online and Telephone Therapy
  • Diploma in Children & Young People’s Counselling
  • Walk and Talk Therapy
  • Diploma in Couples & Relationship Counselling
  • Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Cruse Bereavement Care

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

From £40.00 to £60.00

Additional information

£40 for individuals

£60 for couples

Further information

I work with individuals and couples 

10 Foster Road, Wrexham, Wrecsam, LL11 2LT

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone