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About me

At any stage in our lives, relationships and events can leave us with deep hurt and confusion that needs professional help. Counselling can give hope and help untangle confusing thoughts and emotions to understand our true selves and our relationships better, leading to a happier life. Experiencing a therapeutic relationship where you are genuinely valued, understood and accepted without judgement, can be in itself healing.

People find me to be a good listener, genuine, warm, understanding and non-judgemental.

As a person-centred creative counsellor, I see the client and therapist as equals. I provide you with a safe, confidential space to explore the issues that you bring. These sessions are yours, to use as you wish.


Sometimes finding the right words to communicate feelings and experiences can be just too difficult. As a creative counsellor I can help you deeply express yourself, at your own pace, through the use of art, clay and other therapeutic interventions, which can have a profound effect for resolving difficult issues. This can be useful at any age or ability.

I am ready to welcome you for safe, confidential, professional counselling.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a fully qualified counsellor, having obtained a Graduate Diploma in Advanced Counselling Studies (BACP accredited) in 2006 from University of Chester. I am person-centred trained to degree level and use an integrative counselling approach to whatever is best for the individual client. I offer counselling to adults and to children over10+ years of age. I have taught counselling skills within education at Degree level. I am North Wales ambassador for Creative Counselling Club. I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and adhere to the BACP ethical framework for Good Practice.

I am able to help people who find talking about their problems especially difficult and have professionally developed the optional use of creative therapeutic interventions within counselling relationship using media such as art, clay and sandtray therapy etc which is helpful for all ages and abilities.

I have experience in helping people with a wide range of problems e.g. low self-esteem, self-harm, anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, trauma, relationship concerns, sexuality issues.  I am have also developed special interests in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder bereavement, loss and chronic health problems/pain management.

In addition to my counselling experience and creative therapy training, I have over 30 years NHS experience in health care with all ages and abilities.

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Creative Counselling Therapy helps clients explore their thoughts, feelings and beliefs using creative therapeutic techniques. These interventions can be used within person-centred, CBT and psychodynamic approaches and are optional for the client to use with their skill-trained therapist.

Examples of this maybe the use of art, clay, music, drama, journaling, visualisation.

Creative therapeutic interventions can help clients express themselves experientially, using senses of sight, sound, touch and visualisation to communicate and verify their experiences and sensed emotions and can tap into their subconscious facilitating a powerful connection and shift in their psycholgical processing.

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Fees

From £30.00 to £40.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

Take that first courageous step today. You can contact me by phone(voicemail), text or email and I will get back to you within the same working day. Enhanced DBS cleared.

Rates: £40 per 50mins session

Student rate: £30 per 50minute session

Evening sessions may be arranged up to 8pm finish.

Weekend sessions may be arranged rates and times on enquiry.

When I work

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Face-2-Face counselling is available, following careful assessment and Covid guidance. I offer online; video or email, or telephone counselling. Evening appointments are available up to 8 pm

Further information

Telephone online and home visits are available

Available Monday to Friday from 9a.m. to 6pm

Evening and weekend sessions are available/Longer session duration available-Price and availability on asking.

An accessible counselling room is available for those clients with mobility issues.

Deeside, Flintshire, CH5

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme