About me

Hi, if you feeling anxious, confused or worried? Struggling to cope or overwhelmed? I will give you a confidential safe space to talk without judgement.  Our emotional wellbeing is as important as our physical health 

I work with people with a range of issues including but not limited to, Depression and Anxiety, Suicidal thoughts, Relationships and their issues, sex and sexuality, greater life balance, work related stress and more. I work with Adults and couples of any age. Counselling is a talking therapy which gives you a space to explore your thoughts and feelings without judgement.  If you are feeling stuck or struggling to make sense of things we will work collaboratively towards your goal. I know that it's often a challenge to make the decision to seek therapy, yet the benefits can be enormous.

I work with clients addressing a variety of area's some of which are anxiety, depression, self-confidence, suicide, relationships and couples counselling, sexual and sexuality, difficulty with life transitions, trauma and abuse.  life can be amazing and exciting but can also be challenging, overwhelming, confusing and stressful. Mostly we find our way through life and figure it out ourselves but sometimes we need a bit of help. 

If we think about relationship counselling, do we think of a couple having difficulties in their relationship? Although it can be, it may not always be the case. Parent and child, siblings, career and disabled family member or friend, colleagues and friendships. These are all relationships in our lives that impact our lives.

I work with any type of relationship in a non-judgmental, unbiased and open manner. This includes any age, gender, sexual orientation and relationship type. Difficulties may be general or associated with a particular incident or behavior. Whatever the issue I will help you explore it, I am happy to work with you individually or as a couple. Communication, family issues, affairs, intimacy, jealousy and commitment, illness/ disability and feeling the relationship is beginning to stagnate.

My hours are between 10am and 8pm throughout the week and current availability can be checked. You can contact me by phone, text or email and I will aim to reply within 24 hours. I offer a free 15 minute call with no obligation or a £20 online introductory session.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a fully qualified experienced Counsellor and Registered member of The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and Accredited member of the National Counselling Society (NCS).

I began working with a mental health charity as a person-centered counsellor with adults who presented with various issues, sometimes alongside mental health conditions. 

I continue to work in a person-centered way, which means the client leads the sessions however, through continued training would say I am now an integrative counsellor. As an integrative counsellor, I work with various models of therapy and use the best theory to match the needs of my client as every person is an individual. We will work collaboratively to help you feel like you and explore if or why you may have any feelings of worthlessness or helplessness. I want you to feel safe and build a good therapeutic relationship, this allows you to be able to feel comfortable to reveal your thoughts and feelings knowing that it is confidential and without judgement.

I Also offer outdoor walking sessions and home visits. During this last year, the need to move a lot of the things we do to an online service has grown. As with many people the move to more online based counselling gave me something to think about. For me I have seen first-hand with my clients how online has been effective in helping and has accessed some people who otherwise wouldn’t have accessed face to face counselling.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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.

National Counselling Society

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Let’s talk about sex… sex is still a conversation that people can feel uncomfortable talking about, however talking about it is the start to alleviate the problem. Sex is loaded with emotion and understanding your sexual thoughts, feeling and desires can help get some reasoning. Talking it through in an open manor with a counsellor can help you see how they are affecting your life and relationships. Sex therapists take the tools of therapy, addressing your concerns, thoughts, and feelings, and why it is inhibiting your sexuality and giving you tools to complete the goal of resolving the issue by listening to your concerns within the realm of sex, such as:

Concerns over intimacy, concerns about sexual desire or arousal, sexual anxieties, sexual interests, sexual orientation, Impulsive or compulsive sexual behavior and pornography

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Fees

From £40.00 to £65.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers

Additional information

I offer sessions face to face, online (using zoom), telephone or outdoors which can be walking or seated.

  • I offer an initial 15-minute telephone session for free
  • A contracting session at £20 per hour
  • After that sessions are £45 per hour Face to Face
  • Individual sessions £40 online 
  • Couples sessions are £65 Face to Face
  • Couples sessions are £60 per hour online

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

My hours are between 10am and 8pm throughout the week and current availability can be checked.  I offer a free 15 minute call with no obligation or a £20 online introductory session.

Further information

You may be dubious and nervous about contacting a counsellor and considering the fact that you need support. I will do my best to put you at ease and happy to talk to you on the phone and answer any questions you may have.

You can contact me by phone, text or email and I will aim to reply within 24 hours. I offer a free 15 minute call with no obligation or a £20 online introductory session.

Your first appointment will be relaxed and a chance for you to discuss your situation with me to find out if counselling can give you the help you need. During this meeting, the process and expectations of counselling and the relationship between us will be outlined and agreed.

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Cardiff
Caerdydd
CF11

Type of session

In person
Home visits
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom

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