I am a qualified Counsellor with a degree in Integrative Counselling. Being an integrative counsellor means I use different approaches to suit individual needs. I specialise in the Psychodynamic and Person-Centred model.
We all need help from time to time as all the pressures of life can sometimes overwhelm us. Whether you have a specific issue, or are feeling disconnected from life and experiencing disharmony with your identity, the inner conflict you are experiencing can manifest itself in anxiety and ill mental and physical health, I am passionate about working with the connection between mental and physical health and fully embrace a holistic approach, discovering or reconnecting with your authentic self and embracing your uniqueness, brings the awareness that can lead to a healthier, more autonomous and fulfilled life, to the life you want to be living!
Exploring and working with how the past influences the present and challenging deeply entrenched beliefs we hold about ourselves, can help with unhealthy patterns of thinking and behaviour, that might be causing low self esteem, anxiety, stress and impacting on all aspects of life, including relationships. Through our therapeutic relationship, I can offer the empathy and safety you need to explore your feelings, I can accompany you on your journey to find the answers you do have within you!
I have experience of working with a range of client issues and a wealth of life experience, however, it is my belief that our therapeutic relationship is fundamental to enable insight and growth, so if you would like to see if I am the therapist for you, please get in touch. I can see you at the Wellbeing Centre in Chepstow or from my practice at home in the tranquil surroundings on the edge of the forest.
Training, qualifications & experience
FdA Therapeutic Counselling
Certificate in counselling studies,
Certificate in counselling skills
Certificate in nutrition and health
Agency experience, Change, grow, live, drug and alcohol services
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.