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BSc (Hons) (Psych) PGDip MBACP

About me

A Time for Yourself

Seeing a therapist is a positive step towards improving how you feel in life and addressing any personal changes you wish to make. Perhaps you would like to explore issues around relationship, loss, past trauma or anxiety, or you just know there is something in your past that needs to be your focus now.

It takes courage to begin the journey and look within honestly and fearlessly, well done for getting to this point.

Particular issues of interest to me are; childhood trauma and abuse, relationship and relatedness issues, self-esteem, individuation, spirituality, anxiety and depression, alcohol and addiction.

How I will work with you

I help you to access your deeper unconscious self through exploring dreams, metaphors and inner dialogue; helping you connect with information on the edge of awareness. Accessing the unconscious in this way can help you find your own answers to issues and help you connect with your personal experience of your past and how it affects your present.

Theoretical Foundation

My theoretical approach is integrative, bringing together a number of different approaches. This includes working in a psychodynamic way, particularly from a Jungian perspective, using dreams, visualisation and creativity to look at the dynamics of relationships, both consciously and unconsciously. Spiritual and transpersonal dimensions can also be explored in the work if required.

I also have a person-centered approach to the work, with you as the expert in your life; I aim to empower you to do what is right for you, rather than advise or tell you what to do.

I have a background in working with the inner child and using inner dialogues to promote healing – integrating aspects of TA, psychosynthesis and Gestalt. I also work with attachment based issues.

These approaches also provide powerful ways to help you access your inner world; your own wisdom and understanding of your experiences. From here you can make changes if you choose to.

Training, qualifications & experience

I adhere to the BACP ethical framework in my psychotherapeutic work.


  • BSc Psychology (Hons) 1987
  • Cert Counselling 1989
  • Groupwork skills 1990
  • Post-graduate Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counselling Diploma Level 6 (distinction) 2021
  • Currently working towards MSc Psychotherapeutic counselling level 7

Experience: 8 years in practice in '89-'97. Work with meditation and groups, training of counselors for voluntary agencys in Berkshire 93-97, more recently working in Wales and online. 

Member organisations


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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Free initial telephone session

Additional information

£50 for 50 min session Payable in advance.
Free initial telephone chat for 15 min by appointment.
Initial Session to explore fully how we might work together is paid at usual rate

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

A couple of slots are available.

Further information

Online working only.

Further details, including confidentiality and full contract, are available on request.

Before the initial session a 15 min informal chat can be arranged to ask any initial questions.

Dolwyddelan, LL25

Type of session


Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

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