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About me

Are you struggling to be happy, dealing with feelings such as sadness, anxiety or low self-esteem? Maybe life has got on top of you and you don’t know how to move forward. Or perhaps there are issues from your past that won't go away, interfering with your present life. Do you feel stuck, stressed, depressed or not sure where to turn? We all go through difficult times, and it can sometimes be hard to make the first step to seek help. Maybe you’ve talked to friends or family, but they just don’t ‘get it’. Or perhaps there’s nobody you feel you can talk to about your concerns. Well, now might be the right time to take the first step and get in touch.

I offer a safe space to talk about things in more depth and understand them better. I will listen without judging and help you understand and resolve your difficulties in ways that work for you. I will encourage you and help you explore ways forward at your pace, so you can start to feel happier and stronger.

I work with adults in person in central Newtown (Thu) and central Oswestry (Mon) as well as online with individuals anywhere in the UK (Mon to Wed). (Sorry, I don't work with couples or people under 21 yrs.)

It’s important that you find the right counsellor for you. To help you make the right choice, I can offer an initial 30-minute session (online or phone only) for free. Contact me by email or phone to meet up without obligation.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Emotional Therapeutic Counselling

Advanced Diploma in Emotional Therapeutic Counselling

Qualified MBTI (Myers Briggs Type Indicator) practitioner

Recent professional Training includes: Working with Grief and Loss; Building Self-Esteem; Healing Trauma and Complex PTSD; Resilience Building; Effective Anger Management; Social Anxiety; Autism Awareness; ADHD Awareness; Working with Anxiety; Culture in the Therapy Room, Menopause Matters; Freedom Programme (Domestic Abuse)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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NCS

National Counselling Society (NCS)

The National Counselling Society

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

Accredited Register Scheme

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National Counselling Society

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I work a lot with bereavement and loss, having trained and volunteered with a major national bereavement charity

Other areas I work with include:

  • Involuntary childlessness, coming to terms with being childless
  • Social anxiety and shyness
  • Highly sensitive nature (HSPs)
  • Support for introversion
  • Neurodiversity (esp. dyspraxia, Aspergers, ADD)
  • MBTI (Myers Briggs Type Indicator). I am a qualified MBTI practitioner

Fees

£45.00 per session
Free initial online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Unemployed

Additional information

My standard fee is £45.00/hour (60 mins)

I have two daytime places for low-income and unemployed people at the rate of £25.00/hour. Please contact me for details.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Online: I am available for online counselling Monday to Wednesday.

In person: available in Oswestry on Mondays and Newtown on Thursdays. Contact me for details 

Further information

I am appropriately insured, receive regular professional supervision and adhere to the National Counselling Society's Code of Ethics.

I regularly attend training to keep my skills up to date and ensure I'm constantly improving as a counsellor.

Newtown, Powys, SY16

Oswestry, Shropshire, SY11

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

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 Newtown room is wheelchair accessible. My usual Oswestry room is not, but I can gain access to another room which is

Additional languages

Spanish

Spanish - high level (previously worked as Spanish/English interpreter)

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom

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