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About me

You will find a safe and confidential space to tell me, a trained professional, about your issues and concerns. I will support you exploring your thoughts, feelings and behaviours so you can develop a better understanding of yourself and of others.

As your counsellor I will not give you my opinions or advice or prescribe medication. I will help you find your own solutions – whether that’s making effective changes in your life or finding ways of coping with your problems.

You’ll get the best results from your therapy if you are open and honest with me and say how you’re really feeling. To support you doing this I will help you feel safe to be able to discuss sensitive issues. That includes being able to give me honest feedback on how you feel about your therapy and how we are working together.

In your first session we will discuss a contract that will outline my responsibilities as a counsellor. We will agree a regular day and time to meet and consider how many sessions you may like and your financial position. In this session I can begin to understand what is going on for you and help you to identify what it is you would like to gain from the process. This will help you decide if you are happy to proceed with counselling. 

It is important to understand that counselling can sometimes be challenging and that there are times when you may feel tired after a session and perhaps a little worse overall before you begin to feel better. It is important then to look after yourself, to give yourself time. If you can after a session, I would suggest you take some time to reflect on the session and to do some self-care, perhaps go for a walk, take a bath, listen to some music, whatever it is that feels right for you. 

Types of therapy -

I am a Person-centred and integrative therapist.  I am a registered member with the BACP.  I also work for MIND as a Children's and Young Person's Therapeutic Practitioner and adult counsellor.

Clients I work with -

Adults, Young adults, Children. 

How I deliver therapy -

Face to face
Online
Long and short-term therapy
Single session interventions

I am polyamory aware.

Training, qualifications & experience

Currently I am a Children's and Young Person's Practitioner and Counsellor for Adults with MIND. Prior to this I worked with 'bluesci' as a counsellor. I have also delivered NHS talking therapies. As well as being a children's counsellor for Place2Be in school settings. 

  • 01/03/2021 ABC L4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • 01/03/2020 CPCAB Children’s Counselling Level 4 Diploma

I hold an ACTO online counselling qualification.

My continuous professional development as a counsellor has included a wide variety of areas. Some examples are shown below - 

Understanding Society & Families 

Understanding Depression and Anxiety in Different Settings 

Out of This World – Working with Suicide and Suicidal Awareness

Autism Awareness for Educators NCC Level 3

Learning Disabilities Awareness NCC Level 3

Children Living in Different Settings 

The Autistic Spectrum ‘From Theory to Practice’ 

Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties Level 3 NCC Intermediate Level 

Building Resilience in ourselves and Children

Teen Grief

Understanding a Child’s Grief 

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

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Fees

£40.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

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

When I work

Counselling times can be flexible and agreed in our initial consultation.

Brecon, Powys, LD3

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Skype
Zoom
Doxy
Whatsapp