Life presents us with all sorts of challenges, issues and crisis. Sometimes in these difficult situations we feel overwhelmed and our strategies for coping do not work. Counselling in these situations can help. Counselling can offer a safe secure space to work through these challenges helping you to find answers from within yourself, enabling you to feel able to cope again.
My name is Cheryl and I am a graduate of Newport University holding a Post Graduate Diploma (level 7) in Integrative Counselling. As an integrative counsellor, with a firm base in a humanistic approach, I provide a confidential, non judgemental safe space where a therapeutic relationship can be initiated. I believe it is the relationship that is most important, where collaboratively we can work together incorporating aspects of CBT and psychodynamic techniques where necessary and useful for each individual.
Counselling is an opportunity to explore any difficult situations you are experiencing, working together to find positive meaning in your life.
Over the last 12 years I have studied Counselling Skills & Theories, Advanced Counselling at Bridgend College leading to Post Graduate Integrative Counselling at Newport. In this time I have been a school based counsellor with NPT. I also provide Counselling for children aged 11-18 and adults experiencing domestic abuse, sexual abuse, self harm, relationship problems, self esteem, depression, anxiety, bereavement, PTSD/trauma, eating disorders, sexual orientation, stress and health issues. In particular I have several years experience counselling young people and their families with issues around substance misuse.
I am a professional member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work within their ethical framework for good practice and undertake continuous development to expand my skills. I also attend regular supervision sessions to help develop my practice and ensure I am working ethically with clients.
Training, qualifications & experience
Prior to training as a Counsellor I worked as a support officer for a housing association dealing directly on a one to one basis with domestic abuse, substance misuse, homelessness, debt, anti social behaviour and tenancies. This gave me an insight into the every day pressures and conflicts experienced by ordinary people. I passionately believe in treating everybody with dignity and respect, seeking not to judge but to help and provide a valued service for those needing support.
I am ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Trained) trained.
- Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling Level 7
- Advanced Certificate in Counselling Level 4
- Skills and Theories in Counselling
- Eating Disorder 1 & 2
- Adolescent Development & Substance Misuse
- Working with Depression
- Emotional Neglect & Abuse
- Commercialisation & Sexualisation
- Child Protection
- Working Together to Safeguard Children
- Working with Young People Seminar
- Working with Dangerous & Evasive Parents
- Domestic Abuse
- Self Harm Ethnic Minority
- Screening Process
- Anabolic Steroid
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Substance Misuse, Drug and Alcohol
£45.00 per session
My normal fees are £45 per hour.
Sessions can be weekly, fortnightly or monthly to meet your needs.
Concessions for counsellors in training looking for compulsory 10 hours personal therapy.
Payments can be made by BACS or cash.
If you have to cancel your appointment please give 24 hour notice otherwise there will be a charge of £10 for each misses or cancelled session.
I appreciate making contact for the first time can feel overwhelming so I will treat your enquiry with complete confidentiality and respond as promptly as possible.
When I work
I am located in Bridgend at the Well Counselling and Therapy Centre, 18a Dunraven Place, Bridgend (opposite the post office, above Andrews Solicitors) where confidential, comfortable rooms are offered.