My name is Anthony and I offer face-to-face and secure online counselling.
I work integratively which I can explain when we meet. Each session lasts for 50mins and will take place weekly or twice weekly. How long therapy lasts is different for everyone and expectations can be discussed at our first session.
The heart of our work together will be a therapeutic relationship made up of warm acceptance, trust and non-judgement. We will explore whatever matters most to you and seek to make sense of it in ways that will hopefully be beneficial.
I have a special interest in childhood neglect, boarding-school, faith-based concerns, pregnancy loss, psychosis, hearing voices and loneliness as well as anxiety, depression and grief. However, anything can be brought to counselling.
Before being a counsellor I was a Copy, Design and Print Production Manager. In 2011, I began volunteering with Samaritans and later at MIND which culminated in me becoming a qualified counsellor. I then became Lead Counsellor for the Newport Community Counselling Service (NCCS) and later Lead Counsellor at the South Wales Counselling & Psychotherapy service (SWCAP) before setting up Wingfield Counselling.
I am a Registered and Accredited Member of the British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists (BACP) and abide by their Ethical Framework which can be found at www.bacp.co.uk
Training, qualifications & experience
- Postgraduate Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Intergrative) (2014)
- Adv. Dip Intersubjective Approaches to Counselling & Psychotherapy (2017)
- Adv. Cert in Relational Couples' Counselling (2017)
- Lead Counsellor (Newport Community Counselling Service) (2014-2015)
- Lead Counsellor (South Wales Counselling & Psychotherapy) (2015)
- Counsellor with Torfaen MIND (2012-14)
- Samaritans Listening Volunteer (2011-12)
- Copy, Design & Print Production Manager (2003-2010)
- Postgraduate Certificate in Education (1997)
- BA (Hons) Graphic Design (1996)
- HND Technical Illustration (1986)
Registered / Accredited
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Childhood neglect
- Boarding school
- Spirituality & faith-based issues