About me

I have been working as a Counsellor for many years. I am a qualified and experienced individual and couples counsellor. I specialise in relationships and sex, relationship issues, marriage counselling, historic sexual abuse, rape and violence, mental health, anxiety, depression, generalised anxiety conditions, well-being support, death and bereavement. I trained in these subjects as I want you to feel supported at a time when you are most vulnerable. I appreciate that these subjects are very difficult to talk about but with time, care and attention we can get through any difficulties together to develop healthy and positive ways to manage and cope with whatever life has, or is throwing at you. You are not on your own.

Although these are my specialist areas I welcome everyone and will work with whatever is making you feel sad, distressed or stuck. By talking your issues or concerns through in a confidential and positive environment you can develop new ways of looking at a situation or relationship and as a result learn to manage this in a more beneficial way. See the list below for areas I counsel.

I am an Integrative Counsellor with emphasis on Person Centered theory. I tailor fit my counselling approach to meet your needs, goals and your personality.

COVID 19- Due to having two vulnerable people in my bubble I am working online and by telephone only. 

I am successfully working on a variety of online platforms with my individuals and couples. Many are reporting that they are happy with this and are finding positives in being comfortable talking in their own homes and not caught up in rush hour traffic or having to pay for parking etc. Not to mention you can have your favourite hot drink in your favourite cup whilst talking to me! 

I work in Cardiff and Newport. If you are experiencing difficulties leaving your home due to an existing condition such as Agoraphobia, ME, CFS, a physical impairment or PTSD home appointments can be arranged. I also offer telephone counselling and online counselling via Skype, WhatsApp video call, Google Meet, Microsoft Teams and Zoom.

I want counselling to be affordable and therefore I pride myself in providing high quality counselling at affordable prices. Make some time to focus on you and do something today that your future self will thank you for!

Training, qualifications & experience

CPCAB, Level 5 Diploma in Relationship and Couples Counselling.
PG Dip Advanced Counselling
PG Dip Person Centered Counseling
BSc (Hons) Psychology

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.

Fees

£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Individual Counselling £50.00 (1 hour)
Couples Counselling £70.00   (1 hour)
I have a limited number of concession appointments available at £35 for an individual and £55 for couples. Please contact me for details.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Mon-Fri days and evenings. Some weekend appointments available.

Further information

I'm happy to answer any questions or concerns regarding your decision to book counselling with me.

Newport
Gwent
NP19

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

My Cardiff locations offer wheelchair access however my Newport location unfortunately does not.

Additional languages

No