Hi and welcome to counselling in a safe and friendly environment. Here we can securely explore the thoughts, feelings and behaviours that challenge you, finding positive ways to move forward and get back on track.
About me. I am a fully qualified and experienced counsellor, with extensive experience using the full range of integrative therapies amongst both young people and adults.
I believe that all of us are a unique individual, shaped by our past and present experiences and that exploring them in a safe environment can be the key to unlocking our potential and getting the most out of our lives.
What is counselling? Counselling involves a series of sessions exploring your thoughts, feelings and emotions. The basis for subsequent therapy would use integrative methods, which
* are person-centred - the needs of the client drive the direction of the therapy
* are pyschodynamic - flexible to meet the changing needs due to the clients exploration of his or her situation
*use cognitive behavioural therapy - a realistic and achievable solution is developed and implemented that addresses the issue.
Our goal is to help you, the client, feel more positive about yourself and the future, with your needs at the centre of the therapeutic conversation. I believe that successful counselling is about finding the right blend of therapies, tailored to the individual needs and aspirations of each client to ensure that therapy is a positive experience.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have many years experience as a counsellor in many environments including the education and voluntary sectors working with well known organisations such as 'MIND' and 'Cardiff Concern.'
My experience includes the full range of issues with clients from all age ranges including under 18s, finding successful outcomes to situations such as
* relationship breakdowns
* anxiety and low self-esteem
* dealing with adolescence
* fear of change
* eating disorders and many more
To begin the process of exploration, to determine if counselling is right for you, and whether my approach is suited to your situation please call or email using the contact information below.
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
The first session is a reduced fee of £30 to meet and decide if you would like to work with me. Following that if you wish to begin counselling sessions of 60 minutes the cost is £40 with payment of cash or cheque at time of appointment.
My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
The location of the office is discreetly situated off Whitchurch Road and Cathays Terrace, near Gladstone Primary school, in Regal House, Gelligaer Lane. The bus stop is very close and trains involve a little walk along Cathays Terrace. There is parking by the offices in Gelligaer Lane as well as street parking around the surrounding streets.