At the heart of the counselling process is the creation of a special relationship which has the potential to be healing and life-affirming. My role in that relationship is to aid your exploration of the issues you wish to focus on. If you would like to discuss us working together, please either email, phone or text me so that we can arrange an initial 30-minute free session.
I favour a Person-Centred approach which means that you, the client, take the lead in sessions so that you may come to discover your own solutions. I act as a facilitator, or fellow traveller, listening without judgment while helping to shine a light on areas which may be in shadow; I am there to encourage and support you in a process of self-discovery, which may involve challenging you to view things from different angles.
Sessions are held in my garden studio in Argoed, Blackwood and I can offer appointments at a range of times to suit individual needs, including most evenings and weekends.
Training, qualifications & experience
The professional qualification I hold is an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling.
I was a teacher, both overseas and in the UK, for many years before retraining as a counsellor and so I feel very comfortable working with young people.
I regularly attend Professional Development workshops and conferences such as:
* BACP Conference "Identity: Can you tell me who I am?"
* How to help clients with their anger
* Working with the unprepared client
* The importance of being playful within the therapeutically reparative relationship
* Gender variant children and trans adolescents (online)
* Working at relational depth
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
My fees are £40 for each 60 minute session, taking place usually at the same time each week. The number of sessions you would like to have will be reviewed periodically during our time together.
Concessions may be available.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
There are a number of steps to navigate up to the house and then into the garden.
Evening and weekend appointments available.
Types of client