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Dip Couns, PG Dip Sup, Cert Online/Telephone Couns, BACP ACCRED

About me

I am a therapeutic counsellor and supervisor who is passionate about supporting others and helping them make sense of their problems. My approach is to work collaboratively and empathically with clients and supervisees, helping them to personally develop and work towards their own personal and professional goals.  I have 15 years counselling experience .

On entering into our counselling relationship we will be working in a confidential, safe, friendly and non-judgemental supportive environment. I believe this will help you during the sometimes difficult process of speaking to someone new. Once our work begins you will see I am a warm, approachable, compassionate and experienced counsellor whose aim is to build a safe, non-directive relationship which will enable us to explore your difficulties. Together we will look at how you are managing your life and work towards how you would like your life to be. We will do this by supporting you to speak about your problems, understanding your behaviours, creating a desired life path and setting some realistic goals for you to work towards which will improve the quality of your life.

I work as an integrative counsellor which means I will use different theoretical approaches in our sessions which will include person-centred, CBT, TA and solution focussed therapy. My main theoretical orientation is humanistic and I am heavily influenced by Carl Rogers and his three core conditions of empathy, unconditional positive regard and congruence. Our sessions will help you to develop your skills to become more self-aware and resilient which will enhance your confidence self-esteem and coping skills.

I have flexible working hours and work weekends upon request

I work face to face and via Skype upon request.

I adhere to the strict professional code of conduct and ethics of the BACP.

I am CRB checked which I am happy to display if requested.

You can contact me via telephone or email and I will get back to you within 24 hours. Please leave your contact details on my voicemail if I do not answer. Please state via telephone or email the most appropriate way you would like me to contact you.

Training, qualifications & experience

Registered accredited member of the BACP.

Diploma in therapeutic counselling

Post graduate diploma in consultative supervision

Over 80 hours CPD certificate Online and Telephone counselling

Post-graduate certificate in counselling children and young people.

Certificate in Cruse bereavement training

Mindfulness based stress reduction training knowledge.

20 years experience of working within the youth setting and schools.

Extensive knowledge and experience of working with people on the autistic spectrum/learning difficulties and providing emotional support/guidance/harm reduction to people with substance misuse difficulties.

Experience in safeguarding/child protection issues, ensuring support is in place for young people/adults who may be at risk of harm from themselves or others.

Post-graduate diploma in consultative supervision which allows me to supervise counsellors working in a therapeutic environment and non therapists requiring supervision support for their chosen area of work. My work as a counsellor and supervisor has allowed me to gain experience within educational and organisational working environments covering work with children, young people and adults who are experiencing emotional difficulties.

I am fully insured, have monthly individual supervision with a BACP and BABCP accredited supervisor and have monthly group supervision

I adhere to the strict professional code of conduct and ethics of the BACP.

I am CRB checked which I am happy to display if requested.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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

Fees

Additional information

My fees are competitive and reflect my qualifications, experience and commitment to ongoing training and personal development.

I welcome referrals from individuals, couples, EAPs, GPs and other health professionals.

Individuals: £50 per 50 minute session

Couples: £60 per 50 minute session

Supervision: £65 per 90 minute session.

When I work

Flexible hours throughout the week. Evenings and weekends available upon request

Carmarthen, Sir Gaerfyrddin, SA31

64 Mansel Street, Swansea, Abertawe, SA1

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme