How can counselling help? No matter what is going on for you, counselling provides a space where you can gain a better understanding of what you are currently experiencing. As things become clearer, you will have more courage to take control of how you live your life and this will help bring about positive change.
It can be difficult to talk about relationship difficulties or unhelpful patterns with friends and family as they can be quick to judge or give unwanted advice. Counselling provides a confidential and non-judgemental space where you can talk about your issues and find the right solutions for you.
Who do I generally work with? I work with individuals who are facing difficulty, looking to improve their relationships and wanting to make a change in life or in the way they feel.
How will we work together? Depending on what you bring to therapy, we'll tailor the counselling approach so it best suits your needs. You can choose how many sessions you want together - a single session or a block of sessions.
What types of counselling are available? I offer counselling in person and outdoors to residents of Cardiff and RCT. Online counselling via Zoom or telephone is available for those living in the UK. I also offer life coaching services within an outdoor setting, venues include Bute Park in Cardiff and Fforest Fawr. Take a look at the 'Life Coaching' page on my website to find out more about the outdoor life coaching approach.
Not sure if it is right for you? You are welcome to book a free 15-minute introductory session during which you can ask me questions to help you decide whether now is the right time for you to have counselling and to see if my approach will suit you.
What next? If you are interested in having counselling with me, do get in touch via e-mail, text or phone and I will reply to any messages within 24 hours.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Humanistic Existential approach)
I completed Outdoor Life Coaching training in September 2019
I was previously a Primary School Teacher and completed my BA (QTS) in Primary Education in 2003
I’ve been a member of the BACP since 2018 and am on their register
I am continually developing my counselling practice through CPD courses. Recent training includes:
- Solution Focused Therapy
- Introduction to Transactional Analysis (TA101)
- Bereavement during COVID-19
- Dream Completion Technique
- Counselling for Substance Misuse
- Trauma and PTSD
- Trauma Informed Practice
I am a counsellor with the following agencies:
Breathe (part of Platfform previously known as Gofal)
Breathe West - Drug and Alcohol Misuse
New Pathways - Sexual Assault and Rape
2 years at Breathe (part of Platfform previously known as Gofal)
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
£40 per 50-minute online counselling session via telephone or Zoom
£40 per 50-minute outdoor counselling session in Bute Park, Cardiff or in Fforest Fawr
£40 per 50-minute face to face counselling session at The Counselling Hub, Talbot Green
£50 per 50-minute face to face counselling session at Breathe, Cardiff
£50 per 90-minute life coaching session in Bute Park, Cardiff or in Fforest Fawr