Are you looking for a safe, understanding and accepting place to explore your fears and issues? I know that reaching out can be very difficult, especially when life feels hard. For this reason, from my practice in Newport, I offer clients a warm, non-judgemental space where they feel able to share their problems in their own way and at their own pace.
At this time, during lockdown, I am only able to offer online or phone sessions, providing the same service from the safety of your home. I will be resuming face to face sessions as soon as government guidelines allow.
How can counselling help?
Your reasons for seeking help will be personal to you but when life is challenging we can feel depressed, confused, alone or ashamed. Counselling with a therapist trained to sit, listen and understand your emotions, fears and struggles from your perspective can really help to make sense of overwhelming, confusing and difficult feelings.
I work alongside my clients to build a trusting relationship within which they begin to feel less isolated and can start to understand their issues. Through this relationship I see clients gain confidence, improve feelings of self-worth and generally feel more empowered and able to face their fears and deal with their problems more easily themselves.
Through my own life experiences, work experience and my therapeutic approach I am able to be compassionate and work effectively with a wide range of issues and people. In addition I have specific experience and training working with abuse, sexual abuse, and bereavement.
What to expect in the first session.
In the first session we will spend time talking about your specific needs and what you want from counselling. It is also an opportunity to make sure you feel happy to work with me. We will then set up a second session and arrange a suitable, regular time and day that fits your schedule. Sessions are 1 hour long and are generally held weekly or fortnightly. I do short-term and long-term therapy, again dependent on individual requirements.
My office is very close to Lugley St Carpark. Newport bus station is a 7 minute walk away. There is wheelchair access into the building and I have access to a groundfloor room if required.
What happens next?
If you feel you would like to arrange an initial session please either call me or send an email and we can make an appointment. Additionally if you have any questions or queries regarding myself or counselling in general please also feel free to call or email.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA(Hons) Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy
DipHe Person-Centred Counselling
Registered Accredited Member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy)
In addition to my private practice I also work at a hospice as a bereavement counsellor, and between 2014-2018 I worked with an organisation supporting people who had suffered any form of domestic/sexual abuse.
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Initial consultation £25
Individuals £40 (1hour)
Concessions considered for low income
Daytime and some evening appointments.