I am an integrative counsellor, which means I am trained with the theoretical knowledge from all three of the traditional approaches in counselling, namely Humanistic, Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.
I offer a safe and secure setting, where you will have the opportunity to share and explore the issues that are causing you difficulty in your life, in a non-judgemental free environment.
Having the ability to work in a time limited, solution focused way or working together in an open ended relational way, I will be able to tailor an approach to suit your needs.
My background is vast, where I have valuable experience in working in mental health. I am currently working for the University of South Wales, promoting Mental Wellbeing, along with past experience from my work with the mental health charity Mind in Monmouthshire. My counselling background consists of working in mental health with Torfaen Mind, along with bereavement training and work with Cruse Bereavement.
I am more than happy to discuss my service further, via email, or a free telephone consultation.
Training, qualifications & experience
Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy, from the International Institute of Clinical Hypnosis in 2007.
Registered with the General Hypnotherapy Register in May 2007.
Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling, January 2013, University of South Wales, Newport.
Registered with the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) since March 2012.
Trained and worked with Torfaen Mind Counselling 2011 - 2013.
Bereavement training and volunteer with Cruse Bereavement Counselling 2013.
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
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
I offer a specialism in relaxation, via the use of Hypnotherapy, along with other relaxation techniques.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) which is one of the first organisations to have its voluntary register assessed and accredited under a new scheme set up by the Department of Health. This is administered by an independent body which is accountable to Parliament; The Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care.
Accreditation means that the BACP Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists meets the authority’s high standards in governance, standard setting, education and training, management, complaints and information.
My practice encompasses the code of ethics set forth by the BACP which is available to view on their website.