Counselling for Couples & Individuals - I am passionate about therapy and how it can help people come to terms with difficult life histories including abuse, neglect, trauma and loss. These experiences can have a profound effect on on how you view the world and form relationships. I offer a safe, non-judgemental space where you can explore the difficulties you are facing and develop new perspectives. I have wide experience of working with people who are experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship and trust issues.
As well as counselling individuals, I have also trained as a couples counsellor and have particular experience of working with clients who are on the autistic spectrum.
The counselling rooms in Cardiff and Monmouth are welcoming and offer a discrete therapeutic space where you can bring whatever issues are concerning you.
Training, qualifications & experience
Qualifications: I hold a Masters in Counselling from the University of South Wales. I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and I work to their strict ethical code of conduct.
2010 - Post Graduate Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling - Univerisity of Wales, Newport
2012 - Post Graduate Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Integrative) - University of Wales, Newport
2013 - MA in Counselling - Univeristy of South Wales
Dissertation title - In Search of Cassandra, an autoethnographic inquiry into relationship
breakdown through the lenses of Asperger Syndrome and Cassandra Phenomenon
2014 - Diploma in Couples Counselling - Centre for Relational Couples Counselling
(Stage 1 - 2014, Stage 2 - 2015, Stage 3 - 2016)
2016 - Post Graduate Diploma in Consultative Supervision - University of South Wales
Experience: I have worked in several organisations in Cardiff and Newport as part of my training and post qualification. These include the Newport Community Counselling Service, where I am lead counsellor, Sesame Counselling and Flying Start. I have experience of working with a diverse client group and work with individuals and couples.
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have experience of how Autistic Spectrum Conditions and Asperger Syndrome can effect relationships in families and couples and this will be the focus for my Doctoral work.
£50.00 per session
Concessions offered for
£50 for individuals (50 minute session)
I am committed to supporting counsellors in training and am happy to offer a special student rate of £30 per session
Supervision £40 per hour
Evenings and weekend appointments are available. I offer appointments in Monmouth on some evenings and on Saturdays.
Professional Development: I am committed to ongoing personal and professional development and I have an interest in how mindfulness can help to overcome long term and recurring depression. I have attended further training and mindfulness retreats since qualifying as a counsellor. I also have personal experience of how Asperger’s Syndrome and High Functioning Autism operate in couple and family settings, with an ongoing professional interest in researching this complex area.