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About me

My name is Ana. Are you trying to cope with any challenges in life?  I help clients dealing with anxiety and help them reduce their levels of stress. This has an impact on dealing with disease or preventing illness. I encourage clients to adopt strategies and reframe negative thoughts, to have a more positive perception of themselves and of life. Goals can be achieved in a very short period of time. I am also specialised in Bereavement Counselling, being a volunteer for Cruse, since 2017. I have been teaching Counselling Skills at Aberystwyth University, since 2019. I also deliver Wellbeing Workshops and Stress Management courses.

I offer non-judgmental deep listening, while you find your own resources to cope with this moment in life. Through therapy, I can be the facilitator in your process of self-discovery. Being a humanistic integrative counsellor, I will apply different approaches, according to your needs. I work with the issues you bring, offering you the safe space to grow.

Whatever your challenge is, it is possible to reconnect with your true self and improve relationships with others. I can help you develop the right coping skills. You will gain tools for life, tools to be. Feel free to contact me to arrange a first free online session, so we can meet each other, with no commitment of continuing with the therapy process.

Training, qualifications & experience

Foundation Degree in Counselling, Coleg Sir Gar, Ammanford. University of Wales, Trinity Saint David.

I am specialised in Bereavement Counselling. I have been a volunteer for Cruse Bereavement Care, since 2017.

Having worked in a Surgery, means that I understand how important the mental health is for our general health.  I still accept referrals from the GPs, as they know how I work. 

I have been teaching Counselling Skills at Aberystwyth University, since 2019.

I also deliver Wellbeing Workshops for Staff at organisations and Wellbeing and Stress Management courses.

My background as a Yoga Instructor, adds a holistic approach to my practice, I can teach breathing techniques, or introduce mindfulness, if appropriate and depending on the clients' needs.

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

Additional information

Session costs:

£30-£40 (I offer sliding scale pricing)

Aberystwyth, SY23

Type of session

Online