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MBACP( Registered)

About me

Sometime life can feel too much. Our experiences can take control and affect our daily lives. As a counsellor I help you to feel calm and understand the cause of your distress. restoring you to your self. By exploring your experiences, with the use of tools and support materials. we can work through difficult circumstances, enabling them to regain clarity.

Sessions take place in a small yet inviting space in  Bridgend Town Centre. As a counsellor I have been privileged to have worked within adult and children's counselling charities over the past 4 years,. More recently I've had the opportunity to work from within local surgeries. Supporting patients along with those from neighbouring surgeries.  As a registered BACP member, i work ethically and honestly with all clients ensuring confidentiality and safety of the client. With empathy I am able to discuss  tools and and ways to contentment

Should you feel ready to make contact with me please telephone or email. Once contact is made we will discuss your requirements prior to arranging the 1st session.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Degree in person centred counselling Level 5
  • Counselling skills and Theories Level 3
  • Substance Misuse Level 1
  • Safeguarding
  • Child protection
  • Counselling children
  • Dementia and Bereavement including pre-bereavement
  • Generalised anxiety and panic attacks
  • autism in counselling
  • Eating disorders
  • Moving your practice online
  • Colour Therapy Certificate
  • Sound therapy Certificate
  • Crystal Healing Certificate

Member organisations

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.

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Counselling session Prices 18+

£20-40 depending on circumstances, concessions and documentation

When I work

Currently Availability daytime appointments, please call for more info

Bridgend, CF31

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Families
Employee Assistance Programme

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