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About me

I have been working as a counsellor and psychotherapist since 2004, mainly in the private sector and currently also with a small EPA portfolio.

In my experience, once a client has taken the often difficult step of getting in touch and started to talk about what is troubling them or holding them back, they experience a strong feeling of relief at being able to confide in another person, the counsellor. In a safe and supportive environment where the client feels in control, it becomes possible to confront and sort out the various issues and challenges and to move forward.

I offer face to face work and now on-line working using Skype and Zoom

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a post graduate diploma in humanistic counselling and psychotherapy.   I am a member of BACP and so abide by its code of practice and my work is supervised by an accredited member of BACP to ensure my professional standards.

I have worked in an international environment and am sensitive to cultural isolation and differences. I have a good working knowledge of French and Welsh.

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

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£30.00 per session

Concessions offered for

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

When I work

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Cardiff, Caerdydd, CF5

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom