I provide a confidential and professional counselling service for adults, children and young people. I am a qualified Cognitive behavioural therapist (level 7). And EMDR PRACTITIONER I have a masters in counselling and a masters in Developmental and therapeutic play practitioner.
I am able to adapt the counselling to each individual's needs, as we all have different experiences in life. Some experiences can be traumatic, hurtful or can upset us for a short period of time, but you do not have to deal with such problems alone, counselling can help. The first steps of thinking about counselling can be daunting, but it needn't be, many people need to talk to an impartial , professional, non-judgemental and caring counsellor at some time in their lives and find that this can give them a sense of relief, positive solutions and change; just the simple act of talking about your worries can be helpful in itself.
I have over 14 years experience working with adults, children and young people.
My work is underpinned by the British Association of Counselling and psychotherapy (BACP) Ethical framework for good practice and I have regular professional supervision as part of this code of ethics.
At present I work as a self-employed counsellor, I supervise a school-based organisation.
I am passionate about helping others to find coping strategies to their difficulties in life and am very easy to talk to.
There are many reason for seeking counselling: Life has many difficulties and having a person who you can talk to in confidence and who will listen without judgement is important. I can provide a safe and confidential space in which you can talk about your issues and we can work together to ease and find realistic solutions to your issues.
Working with adults
At our first consultation we will work together to establish your main areas of concerns and we will develop a package of counselling related to your personal circumstances. You may only need to attend for a short number of sessions or you may choose to access counselling support for a longer period, it is your choice, you are in control.
Working with Couples
I also work with couples (including same sex couples): Once again the counselling will be tailored to meet both of your individual needs in an empathic, impartial and professional manner.
Working with Children & Young People
I am also qualified to work with children and young people: I use creative counselling techniques when working with children and young people, this can include working with sand trays, clay, and other creative mediums, alongside talking therapies. I work with children from the age of 4 right up to young people aged 18. Once again at our first consultation we will work together to find out what works best for you as an individual young person.
I offer integrative and cbt supervision to help counsellors understand both the task and process of counselling clients, as with counselling I offer a safe, professional and creative space for counsellors at all levels of their professional practice. At present I work with individuals and I supervise for a schools-based counselling service.
I work with many types of distress/concerns:
Training, qualifications & experience
EMDR PRACTITIONER ( presently studying EMDR Msc Worcester university
Masters (MA) in Counselling (University of Wales Newport)
Masters (MA) in Developmental and Therapeutic Play (University of Wales Swansea)BAPT accredited course.
Pg Dip Counselling (CBT) (University of Wales Newport, BACP accredited course)
Pg Dip Counselling children and young people (University of Wales Newport)
Bsc Early Childhood Studies ( University of Wales Swansea)
B-tec National Diploma in Counselling ( Swansea College)
Pg Diploma in Consultative supervision university south wales Newport
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£40 per 50 minute session for adults
£40 per 50 minute session for children and young people
£50 per 1 hour session for couples
£40 per 1 hour Consultative Counselling Supervision
for students who are training to become counsellorsor , where personal therapy is a requirement of the course.
Tel: 01792 548533
various times Mon-Fri ( email for availability).