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.
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
Life Changes (change of career, mid life crisis, divorce,menopause, etc.)
Domestic violence and abuse.
Male mental health
Narcissistic relationships and there effects
£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
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
I am available on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please enquirer for specific availability