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PG Dip MBACP

About me

Are you troubled by anxiety and feel overwhelmed by the challenges of every day life? How often do you feel sad? Feeling depressed or suffer from panic attacks ? If you answered yes, practically all the time or only on the odd day, now and again, Counselling can help you to make changes in your life.

If you have experienced a bereavement and feel sad all the time talking to a Counsellor can help you make sense of why you have been feeling like this for so long. Equally divorce or relationship issues such as a break-up or an affair can feel as devastating as a bereavement, at times it feels like there is no way back and life is hopeless. Losing a canine friend or pet who has been a member of the family can have a traumatic affect on life.

Counselling offers an opportunity to discuss how you feel in a safe environment, working together to find a positive meaning in your life once more. We can discuss how to manage your feelings by learning new coping strategies.

I am a fully trained and qualified Counsellor registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, I am bound by its ethical framework and code of practice.

My core training is as an integrative therapist and I use a variety of approaches, from relational psychodynamic to a humanistic approach to understand how our history impacts on our every day experience of ourselves and how we relate to others. So working flexibly and adapting ways of working to integrate other theories and ideas which might help inform our work.  I work on the importance of creating a warm, non judgemental relationship where you can feel safe to express and explore your thoughts and feelings.


Getting Started

Finding the right person to talk to can be off-putting.   If I have said anything that resonates with you, give me a call or if you prefer, drop me an email. We can set up a first meeting and if that works for you we can talk about the next steps.

Training, qualifications & experience

Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative and Psychotherapy Counselling Level 7
Advanced Certificate in Counselling Level 4
Skills and Theories in Counselling

Mediation Training

I am ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) trained

Mental Health First Aid

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£45.00 per session

Additional information



My normal fees are £45 per hour

Sessions can be weekly, fortnightly or monthly to meet your needs.

Concessions for counsellors in training looking for compulsory 10 hours personal therapy.

The Well Therapy Centre, First Floor Suite, 18A Dunraven Place, Bridgend, Pen-y-bont Ar Ogwr, CF31 1JD

Type of session

In person
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

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