Hi, I am a fully qualified, experienced integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist (level 7). This means I draw from three main approaches, Person Centred, Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). This approach gives the ability to tailor counselling to meet your individual needs.
I aim to provide a safe confidential space where you can feel non-judged, supported and valued. I work within the BACP framework for ethical practice providing counselling to adults, young people and couples.
I believe that everyone is a unique individual with the potential to determine their own lives. I seek to treat you with respect and dignity while we work together to explore and gain a deeper sense of your issues. I am empathic and as a Counsellor I feel privileged to work with you, helping you reach goals and the changes you desire. Looking at your problems from different perspectives can result in them becoming easier to manage and within your control.
Problems have often gone on for a long time and can feel overwhelming. Sharing your problems with someone who is able to assist you to work through them, at a pace that best suits you can help you to move forward. Change is within you.
I offer clinical supervision to qualified and trainee therapists, individuals and groups. I have experience of providing supervision to multi-disciplinary staff within an organisational setting. I also provide supervision to individuals and groups in educational settings (University and further education), charities, support services and private practice.
I supervise student counsellors and I am happy to write reports required by training providers.
As a supervisor I aim to offer a supportive learning environment, a space to explore and reflect on your counselling practice. Assisting you to extend your knowledge and be creative within your counselling practice. Working with you through ethical dilemmas that arise as we revisit your client work within supervision.
Training, qualifications & experience
Education and Training:
Masters Degree in Consultative supervision. University of South Wales. Level 7
Post Graduates Diploma in Consultative Supervision. University of Wales Newport. Level 7
Post Graduates Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (integrative). University of Wales Newport. Level 7
Post Graduates Diploma in Substance Misuse University of Wales Pontypridd.
Bsc (Hons) Psychology 2:1 University of Wales Pontypridd
Advanced Certificate in Counselling Skills-Bridgend College
Advanced Couples Counselling- Interaction Training
SMART UK Auricular Acupuncture Training
Dissociative identity disorder training
Battle of the abused brain
Mental Health treating trauma and the body
Babette Rothschild Somatic Trauma Therapy
Working with relational trauma dealing with disorganised attachments
working with Autism in Counselling and Psychotherapy
Gender Sexual and Relationship Diversity
working Ethically with Children and Young People- University of Wales Neport
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
Advanced skills in sandtray Counselling
Using sandtray in supervision
NLP-Hypnotherapy- NLP Vision
Dual Diagnosis Training
Motivational Interviewing training
Professor Kelly Wilson's ACT therapy
Blood Bourne Viruses and HIV Training
Pre and post counselling of Blood Bourne Viruses
Steroid and Image Enhancing Drugs
Protection on of Vulnerable Adults
Learning lessons from serious case reviews
As a Counsellor, I also undertake continuous professional development (CPD) to expand my skills and knowledge.
I am a Manager of a substance misuse agency. Where I have extensive experience of working with individuals and their families who are experiencing problems as a result of substance misuse. I deliver a specialised counselling service in the agency and across the Western Bay area.
I have many years of experience working with survivors of childhood sexual abuse, physical and emotional abuse. I am experienced at working with the effects of domestic abuse, including trauma and changing unhealthy relationship Patterns.
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
Mindfulness meditation, hypnotherapy and auricular acupuncture for addictions.
£40 per 1 hour session for adults
£40 per 1 hour session for young people
£50 per 1 hour session for couples
£30 for students who are training to become counsellors, where personal therapy is a requirement of the course.
£40 per 1 hour session for consultative counselling supervision.
Happy to negotiate fees for counsellors and psychotherapists in training and anyone on low income.
Early mornings, evenings and weekends available.
Making contact for the first time can be difficult. Please be assured that I fully understand and that all enquires are treated with the utmost discretion and confidentiality. Even if you are not ready to book an appointment and would like some information about counselling and how counselling may benefit you, please feel free to contact me. The first steps are always the most daunting and I hope to help you determine if counselling is right for you.