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(MBACP) PG Dip.Counselling and Psychotherapy BSc

About me

Are you feeling anxious, sad or experiencing relationship difficulties during this difficult and unprecedented time. I understand that asking for help can sometimes seem a huge step to take when you're struggling with difficult feelings and emotions. I believe finding someone you can trust and you feel comfortable with is an important part of your recovery.

Working either face to face or via video link allows for therapy to take place in whichever way you choose offering a supportive, confidential and judgement-free setting

As a qualified counsellor, registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), I can offer you a safe and confidential environment where you can discuss your concerns at your own pace, without fear of judgement.
I believe that we all have within us a strength to transform and change our lives by exploring current behaviour, choices that we make and possible reasons behind them. A supportive counselling relationship can help you with this transformation, often leading to an easier way of being in the world.

I can offer short or long term help depending on what suits you and how our work together progresses. For some people seeking counselling can be a daunting prospect and for that reason I encourage an introductory session where we can explore what has brought you to therapy and how we might work together. There is no obligation beyond this session to continue.

How I Work

I practice as an integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor working with people from all walks of life and motivations for entering therapy. I combine elements of my training to suit your needs at different stages of the therapeutic relationship. Depending on your needs I may draw upon various theoretical approaches including psychodynamic, CBT or humanistic but most importantly it is the relationship with you, the client, that is central to our work.

With my history of nursing in a variety of demanding settings combined with my varied counselling experience, I feel equipped to offer you my kindness, strength and support until you feel able and ready to embrace life with renewed confidence.

Training, qualifications & experience

Post Grad Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling.The University of South Wales ( Level 7 qualification, accredited by the BACP).

Certificate in Counselling Skills. (USW). The University of South Wales (Accredited by the BACP)

BSc Nursing (Leeds)

Continuous professional development

I have worked for different voluntary agencies including Newport Community Counselling Service, Vale Counselling Service and South Wales Counselling and Psychotherapy Service.

I spent 18 months working in the domestic violence unit in Newport and gained experience and expertise in working with victims or survivors of abuse.

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with


Life Changes (change of career, mid life crisis, divorce,menopause, etc.)
Childhood abuse
Domestic violence and abuse.
Anger issues

Male mental health

Narcissistic relationships and there effects

Photos & videos

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

I offer a free 30 minute initial consultation

My usual rate is £50 for an individual session

I charge £25 for student counselors requiring compulsory sessions.

Sessions last 60 minutes

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Flexible working hours , please enquire 

11 Welsh Street, Chepstow, Gwent, NP16 5LL

Bridges Community Centre, Drybridge Park, Monmouth, Sir Fynwy, NP25 5AS

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Additional languages

None