In these unprecedented times of living in the world today, I want to assure any future clients that I can offer online counselling or telephone counselling. For the time being I am not providing face to face counselling.
I am a counsellor who is passionate about helping people improve their mental health and wellbeing. I work empathically and I am interested in the holistic being of a client. Working from home I can offer a safe, private, confidential and non-judgemental space for my client to discuss the challenging areas in their life. I aim to create an environment for my client that enables them to gain my trust.
My systemic training has provided the experience to work with couples, which means any combination of a couple, not necessarily a married couple, although I can and do work with them. I can also provide couple counselling for mother/daughter, father/son etc.
My approach is systemic, which means recognising that we are always part of a wider group and that everything in our social lives is connected through our relationships and how we communicate with others.
As a practitioner of Mindfulness I can introduce, when applicable, with my clients agreement, several guided meditation practices that they may find useful in times of stress.
Counselling sessions will last for 55 minutes, the number of which will be dependent on how my client is making progress. The first session/consultation, is for my client and I to decide if we are each others "best fit".
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc (Hons) Systemic Counselling and PG Dip in Systemic Practice in Psychotherapy.
7 years experience in education providing emotional support for pupils, working with families and teaching Mindfulness to students and staff.
Previous experience as Counsellor at:-
Ty Elis Counselling Service, YCS Counselling Service, Eye to Eye Counselling and Telephone Counsellor at Connect Assist.
Presently, I work as a Staff Counsellor at NHS, UHW and I provide Counselling at the TCS Group. (Therapeutic Counselling Service).
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
Following my degree I have continued my studies at the Family Institute at the University of South Wales in Pontypridd and completed my second year of my post graduate's degree in Systemic Practice and Psychotherapy. It is my intention to commence my Masters in Pscychotherapy in 2020.
My counselling room is at ground floor level with a separate entrance to the rest of the home with ensuite facilities. It has an easy access for cars with courtyard and drive available for parking right up to the door, if need be.
Couples counselling £45
I am a Level 3 Practitioner in Reiki which can used it in conjunction with counselling.This is only offered at my clients request. Sometimes when a client appears "stuck" or blocked in some way it can help to incorporate Reiki into a session. When using Reiki people find that they relax and become more aware of what they are feeling this can be constructive in moving a session forward. Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that can promote healing.
Trained to teach children and adults in Mindfulness.