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BSC (Hons) in Systemic Therapy MBACP (registered)

About me

I’m an experienced and qualified counsellor and I offer a warm therapeutic service. My aim is to create a relaxed and non-judgmental environment in which you feel comfortable and safe enough to take that first step in seeking support or guidance in their lives.

Counselling provides the space to reflect on your situation with someone who is not personally involved and who does not judge or criticise: giving you the opportunity to explore your thoughts and feelings and in doing so find solutions that you are comfortable with. Counselling is a collaborative process and we go at a pace that suits you. Each session will last 50 minutes and what we talk about is confidential and entirely up to you.

If you feel you’d like to work with me, then please get in contact – We can arrange a telephone consultation free of charge, and if agreed, an initial appointment. This is a good opportunity for us to get an understanding of one another, and decide if we would like to start working together.

Training, qualifications & experience

Professional membership and responsibility
I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and abide by their Ethical Framework and am fully insured. I will treat you and our work respectfully and confidentially. I attend on-going professional development and regular clinical supervision in accordance with the BACP guidelines

  • BSc Hons degree  in Systemic Counselling.
  • Registered member of BACP ( British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy)
  • ASSIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Level 4 counselling Skills and Theory
  • Level 3 life coaching
  • Level 3 mediation skills
  • 3 years experience working at Substance Misuse Rehab centre as a trainee therapist.
  • 10 years experience working with charities providing telephone counselling for Employee assistance programmes working as lead counsellor.
  • 5 years of working within substance misuse service working with alcohol dependency.

Specialisms:

People Experiencing:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety, overthinking, fears and phobias
  • Domestic violence
  • Emotional abuse
  • Bullying
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Feeling lost
  • Panic attacks
  • Rape and sexual abuse
  • Relationship problems
  • Stress
  • Addiction, recovery
  • Confidence issues and low self-esteem
  • Workplace stress

Help with:

  • Understanding of self
  • Finding inner strength
  • Learning self-care
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Confidence
  • Healthy coping strategies
  • Finding calm

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).

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

From £30.00 to £50.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Each session will last  50 minutes -1 hour.

  • Initial meeting £40
  • Counselling session £50

There will be a concession for students with proof of study, the reduced fee will be £35 per hour and for those in receipt of unemployment benefits.(proof of benefit required).

flexible hours available

Long and short term therapy available.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Flexible hours available

Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taff, CF37

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Flexible hours

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom