Therapists and counsellors use lots of different approaches. However, we all seem to agree that the value of therapeutic work depends on the quality of relationship that develops between client and therapist. Every such relationship is unique and must meet your needs if it is to be useful.
I aim to offer a space in which you can feel supported in exploring painful issues or recurring patterns. You may start from a position of crisis or simply with a desire to review how your life is unfolding and how you might shape and realise more potential.
Whatever we do it is likely that we will look at how you nurture yourself, how you develop self esteem, and how you create and maintain the boundaries you need in your life. For some people the problem is not about maintaining boundaries but about being over-bounded and rigid, in which case we can explore how you might soften that and come into deeper contact with others as a result.
Most people bring useful insights about their past and we can explore those but I will also want to focus on whatever is going on for you right now. I may suggest that we work with dreams and images, or explore the emotional layers beneath physical sensations and health problems. There usually are some.
I have worked with my own issues in a variety of settings throughout my adult life. Sometimes this has been to deal with long term patterns and sometimes to deal with immediate crises. I understand how difficult it can be to start this process or to move into new stages of identifying and sharing what's going on. Every corner turned brings new challenges but should provide new views and renewed energy, even if the going is tough.
Having trained later in life I am able to bring a wealth of life experience to my work as a therapist but I also have a youthful outlook and believe that I can connect well with people of all ages.
If you might be interested in working with me then I suggest we either meet or talk on the phone to discuss this. There is no obligation to continue into counselling or therapy.
Sessions are, of course, confidential.
NB: I am not taking on new clients before Easter 2018. I will continue to see existing or returning clients.
Training, qualifications & experience
In 2009 I undertook the One Year Course in Psychotherapy at Spectrum Therapy, London. This led me to join Spectrum’s experiential training. I gained a Postgraduate Certificate in Psychotherapy in 2012 and completed the Spectrum Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy in 2014. I am a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and I carry professional indemnity.
In addition to working with adults I have significant experience of working with young people (>16yrs) through a placement in Further Education. I have also trained to work with adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse and carried out voluntary work in this field for a charity in Wales.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
£40/hr. I can take a limited number of clients at concessionary rates.
My charge for an initial session in which we can discuss working together is negotiable.
I work in Llanidloes, Powys on a flexible basis. Home visits may be possible.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am available from Tuesday to Thursday including some evenings but would hope to establish a pattern of appointment times with any particular client.
Types of client