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MBACP (Accred), UKCP Reg

About me

I am an experienced Accredited Counsellor and Registered Psychotherapist with more than 20 years of experience working in the South Gwynedd and North Powys area. I offer a safe, supportive and if required, challenging space for you to explore past or present issues which might be troubling you. I work with a wide range of difficulties including bereavement, anxiety, depression, low self esteem, relationship difficulties, abuse and trauma. I work with individuals and couples.

I also offer supervision to counsellors and psychotherapists and other related professionals.

About Me:

I have  over 20 years of experience of providing psychological therapies both within the NHS and in a private practice and am both an accredited counsellor and a registered Gestalt Psychotherapist.

My clinic room is in LLanegryn, near Tywyn, a quiet and private rural setting with parking and on a bus route.

My Approach:

Gestalt is a relational therapy and provides an opportunity to increase awareness of yourself and your relationships. I work with the belief that you know how to support yourself and how to solve your own problems, but sometimes you may get stuck in an unhelpful pattern and need someone else to help you to get out of it.

Put Simply

• We will look at you and your environment together
• We will look at how you behave in your environment
• We will work on developing choices in this behaviour

Because Gestalt psychotherapy pays particular attention to relationships it is an ideal model to work with couples. In couples work I will support and challenge you both to talk and listen to each other and explore how each of you have a part to play in creating the difficulties you are facing.


I work with a relational integrative model of supervision where my focus is on the interpersonal relationships between myself and the supervisee, the supervisee and the client, the client and their world and myself and the client. I hold to the importance of a contactful relationship with my supervisees and believe in doing this I can support them to engage in and sustain a deeper contactful relationship with their clients. It is through this relationship that I can then offer a space for open and honest reflection of practice, a learning experience and a support to ensure safe and ethical practice and adherence to the supervisee's code of ethics.

Please look at my web site for more information about me or contact me to discuss your needs further or to arrange an initial meeting.

Training, qualifications & experience

UKCP registered in Gestalt Psychotherapy

UKCP registered Supervisor.

Training and Supervising Member of the Gestalt Psychotherapy Training Institute

Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy

Diploma in Relational Supervision

Advanced Post Grad. Diploma in Counselling

Certificate in Couples Therapy

I have over 20 years of experience of providing psychological therapies both within the NHS and in a private practice.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.


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

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy


Additional information

£55 per (50 minute) hour for individuals

£70 per (60 minute) hour for couples. (A "couple" is any relationship between two people)

£65 per hour for supervision and concessions of £60 per hour for trainee supervisees.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Llanegryn, Tywyn, Gwynedd, LL36

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

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