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About me

Coming to therapy can seem like a big step, but in my experience with clients, it is the beginning of a liberating time when past and present issues can be expressed and understood with emotions examined and transmuted.

Learning how to accept and navigate difficult life situations can be really beneficial, as you discover what choices are available to you in how to handle difficult emotions and thought patterns. Many of our core beliefs were formed when we were really young and not fully conscious of the choices we were making about the world and therapy gives you the chance to look at yourself and your situation in new ways.

Acceptance of self as we really are is one of the most powerful approaches to healing as beyond the conditioned and constant chatter of our mind lies a true experience of ourselves

It is this authenticity that I will explore with you in order for you to realise and experience yourself fully and create the life choices that are right for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

My training to date (PG Diploma Level 7) has been in Emotion Focused Therapy and Gestalt. This employs a person-centred, humanistic approach to therapy and involves establishing a strong and safe therapeutic relationship between therapist and client to discover the truth of any situation.

Curiosity and choice are central to this type of therapy as well as unconditional acceptance of oneself - exactly how you are, not how you think you should be.

I work with a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship and identity issues and have counselled young people during my training as a young person’s counsellor with the Exchange at Gower College.

During the pandemic, I have also been focusing on bereavement and loss therapy in my private practice and volunteering with the bereavement charity Cruse.

I also offer eco-therapeutic approaches to therapy with clients who are receptive to working with their issues out in the natural world, as well as mindfulness techniques and meditations/guided journeys.

I am currently writing my MA on "My Experience of Imagination and Magic: A phenomenological journey through Neo-shamanic embodiment practices exploring how Neo-shamanic journeying techniques can be employed in psychotherapy as a tool for deep self-exploration".

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

From £35.00 to £50.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

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

When I work

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1 Slade Gardens, West Cross, Swansea, Abertawe, SA3 5QP

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

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Online platforms

Zoom