I am a warm, empathic and supportive individual with more than 10 years experience of being a counsellor. I have an authentic approach and put great importance on creating a collaborative, trusting therapeutic relationship in a safe and confidential space.
I am aware that every individual is unique therefore I will ensure that I am flexible in meeting each clients needs. Together we will explore experiences (past and present) in order to try and make sense of what's going on and look for meaning. The aim is to reach a greater sense of self awareness and understanding, and to create new narratives. We will look at learning new strategies and letting go of unhelpful habits in order to promote growth and change for the future.
I have experience of working with adults, children, young people and families. Currently I work for a charity counselling children and young people in Forest of Dean.
Since qualifying as a counsellor I have been fortunate to have a vast amount of personal development and learning from many counselling training sessions and conferences. These include a 6 day course in Play Therapy, training on sexual abuse, attachment, brief therapy, self harm and suicide, drama therapy, trauma, bereavement and many more.
I have experience of working with a range of issues including self harm, bereavement, depression, family issues, gender issues, separation, stress and anxiety and anger issues.
Previous to my work as a counsellor I did a degree in Psychology and I also worked as a support worker with adults with learning disabilities in their own homes and in a respite care home.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA (hons) Psychology
PGrad Certificate Counselling and Psychotherapy (Integrative)
PGrad Diploma Counselling and Psychotherapy
Post Qualifying Diploma Working with Children and Young People
Volunteer Counsellor Sesame Counselling Newport
School Counsellor Eye to Eye Youth Counselling Service
School Counsellor Torfaen Youth Service
School Counsellor Teens in Crisis Gloucestershire
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.
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Accredited register membership
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£40 per session (individual)
£25 initial session
£50 per session (couples or families)
Available daytime and evening Monday to Friday. Weekend afternoons also
I can offer 50 minutes weekly sessions (am flexible)