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MBACP (accred.)

About me

If you are finding life too difficult to cope with for any reason, talking to a neutral, understanding experienced counsellor can relieve your anxiety and help you find a new way of coping.
I have worked with clients suffering from anxiety, panic attacks, and stress, which could stem from past issues around self-esteem, childhood, traumas or relationships, or things happening now which feel overwhelming - work, health, anxiety over family members.

We often develop unhelpful or unhealthy coping mechanisms to manage our negative emotions - for example, self- medicating with alcohol or other substances, or by over or under -eating, or over-exercising. I have extensive training and experience in helping you understand these behaviours and more importantly, can help you to make the lasting changes you need to restore a sense of wellbeing and control into your life.

Current unprecedented events may have triggered feelings of anxiety or low mood, and I am able to support you and offer ways of managing via online sessions, using Zoom, What's App or telephone .

Training, qualifications & experience

B.Sc. Hons Psychology First Class
Diploma in Integrative Counselling
Certificate in Counselling Skills
Accredited member BACP

Advanced Diploma in Eating Disorders
Understanding Your Eating (Group Leader)
Mental Health and Substance Misuse
Brief Psycho-Social Interventions practitioner (for substance misuse)
Sexuality - working with Sexual Minorities clients

Types of therapy that I have trained in and integrate into my practice:

Compassion Focussed Therapy

ACT

T.A.

Mindfulness

C.B.T.

Solution-focussed therapy

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)

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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Emotional eating,  binge eating, purging, bulimia, OCD , intrusive thoughts, anger issues - I have successfully worked with all of these issues - you are not alone in your experience of these thoughts, feelings and behaviours, do not struggle alone.

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Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Health Assured

Additional information

Current prices -

£40 online video

£40 telephone

£55 online couples

£60 face to face couples

£48 face to face individuals

Reductions may be available in accordance with financial circumstanc please ask if this applies to you, don't let the cost be a barrier to seeking help.

When I work

9am - 8pm Monday to Friday

Further information

I am able to counsel face to face in Brynmill, and can see clients from 9am - 8pm Monday to Friday

I can also see you via Zoom or What's app video call

Bay Therapies, 112 Marlborough Road, Brynmill, Swansea, SA2 0DY

Swansea Wellbeing Centre, Walter Road, Swansea, SA1 5PQ

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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.

My Brynmill location has wheelchair access