Being an integrative psychotherapist means that I am able to draw upon a range of therapeutic approaches in order to best support my clients. No two clients will ever be the same, even if what they are bringing to therapy may on the surface be perceived as similar. The way we feel, think, and react to life's events and stressors, even everyday life, will be done in very personal and individual ways. So my approach and response to my clients, mirrors and respects their individuality, and being an integrative practitioner equips me to do that.
My approach is 'relational' and includes: person-centred, humanistic, gestalt, existential, and psychodynamic approaches. I draw on these because I have consistently found them to be insightful and helpful for clients.
Training, qualifications & experience
Registered member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) - M375681.
Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy (Level 7 - BACP accredited).
Post Graduate Certificate in Counselling Skills.
BSc (hons) Psychology (BPS accredited).
I have experience of dealing with a whole range of different issues from my time in third sector and local authority settings, and worked with many different people, who have sought counselling for many different reasons. I approach each new client acknowledging and respecting their uniqueness, so look to avoid attaching 'presenting issues' or labels to clients, and endeavour to 'meet' the person as a whole, who is in the room with me.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Fees: £45 per 50 minute session.
Counselling students: £25 per 50 minute session.
I can offer discounted rates for counselling students during your studies. Not only for meeting course requirements in terms of hours, but also as an opportunity for extra support during your training, which has the potential to require you to acknowledge and process difficult things during this time.
Fees are to be paid at the end of each session, either by cash or cheque. Bank transfers may also be arranged.
I became a psychotherapist because I truly believe in the benefits and power of counselling. It can be incredibly restorative and healing, but also mentally tough at times, requiring courage and commitment. I feel very honoured to be trusted and support clients on their very personal, individual, journeys, and offer a collaborative, relational healing space. You are the expert on yourself, not me, and I offer you a supportive, safe space to unburden, explore, unpick, deliberate choices, restore your self-belief, or identify unhelpful behaviours.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
The room is on the ground floor of the building, with no steps to navigate, so is wheelchair accessible, or suitable for those with other disabilities.
I work Tuesday mornings at Abergavenny Complementary Practice, with my last appointment being 12.30pm.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|