About me

If you or your loved ones are experiencing difficulties in life and need to speak to someone I can offer a non judgemental, caring and confidential environment where you can speak about situations, difficulties and experiences that are causing you pain and distress.

I am a qualified, trauma informed, relational integrative counsellor. I’m passionate about helping people to accept and relate to themselves, others and the world in the fullest possible way. 

I draw upon my own personal experience and journey in combination with my counselling experience and training to help me provide guidance and support to individuals as they explore the obstacles that prevent them from moving forward with their lives.

I believe you are the expert on yourself, as you know what heals & what harms, and that is why I look to you to come up with your own solutions.

I will be alongside you while valuing and deeply respecting who you are and the wisdom that you have within.

It is really important to find a therapist you feel you can build a good working relationship with, and who provides a type of therapy that suits you.  For that reason I usually suggest that we arrange an initial consultation session to see whether or not we feel like we will work well together. You are obviously under no obligation to commit to therapy with me moving forwards.

~ I am currently working in-person/ face2face and on-line. ~

Note: I believe in equality/stamping out inequality and racism.

Training, qualifications & experience

I qualified as a relational integrative counsellor in 2010 when I completed the BACP accredited Postgraduate Diploma course at Newport University South Wales in 2010.

The core of my counselling training a Person Centred and Integrative approach to therapy with elements of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).  

I have over 12 years experience of working with children, young people and adults, and I love what I do. I feel passionate about connecting and helping others find happiness and to reach their highest potential. I feel grateful for the process of sharing and I recognise the courage it takes to open up with others.

I have worked with MIND, Age Concern and in school settings with Place2Be, Caerphilly Council and Monmouthshire and Cwmbran youth services.

I qualified as an online therapist with the OCST in 2014.

Other relevant trainings are as follows: ASSIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training).

Carolyn Spring: Working with Suicide and Self Harm, and Child Sexual Abuse.

The Rewind Technique: An internationally recognised treatment for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder developed by David Muss. 

Anxiety Support via the SPACE Programme - Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions, developed by Eli Lebowitz from Yale Child Study Centre. This requires working with the parent(s) instead of the child, to achieve successful results in eliminating debilitating anxious childhood behaviours.

Parent Coaching for Childhood Behaviour Issues (0-8yrs.) - Personalised Individual Parent Training (PIPT), which is an intensive parenting program designed to promote a positive attachment relationship between children (0-8years) and their parent/carer.  This training was undertaken with clinical specialists Caroline Bengum and Dr. Matt Woolgar from the National Adoption and Fostering Team at King's College London. 

Walk and Talk Counselling/Therapy with www.CreativeCounsellors.org.

Fine Art (July 1999) - I like to offer clients the medium of art and creativity as a means of expression and communication in sessions if this comfortable for them. 

I am a member of the BACP and I abide by a strict code of ethics outlined by the BACP’s professional body.

I strive to keep up to date with current research and I attend regular training and CPD.

Member organisations

BACP

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

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Perinatal Depression

Postnatal Depression

Antenatal Depression

Adverse Child Hood Experiences - ACE's

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

From April 1st 2021

All fees are due within 24 hours of booking. 

Per 50 minute session either online or in-person:

£50 - individuals

£40 - counselling students as part of mandatory training counselling hours

I offer a 20 minute phone or zoom call free of charge where you can ask any questions you may have and get a feel of how I work and if I’m the right therapist for you. The hope is that if it feels right,  you will feel more at ease when you have your first counselling session. 
If you feel it isn’t right for you I would be happy to recommend another therapist that would suit your needs.

There is no cancellation fee provided 24 hours notice is given. (Full fee payable thereafter. If the session fee has already been paid, I will refund within 72 hours).

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Further information

Modalities:

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
  • Mindfulness
  • Online counselling
  • Person Centred Therapy
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Relational Integrative Counselling
  • Transactional analysis

Type of clients:

  • Children
  • Young people
  • Adults
  • Older adults

Cardiff
Caerdydd
CF14

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Families
Organisations

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom