Hayley Male

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BSc (hons) , registered MBACP
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Merthyr Tydfil CF47 & Weston-Super-Mare BS22
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

My approach to therapy is practical, creative, conscience-led and interactive. Together, we will work as intentionally as possible toward symptom relief, crisis resolution, discovery and recognising your own potential. From this, we can devise a plan of how to move forward, framed within collaboratively identified goals.

I can offer a confidential, safe and non-judgemental space for you to explore any issue that may be worrying you, from difficulties in your relationship, career, bereavement, confidence, poor sleep, self-harm, suicidal thoughts or even trauma through sexual violence or past experiences.

Training, qualifications & experience

BSc (hons) systemic counselling 

DBT- Dialectical Behaviour Therapy certificate (intensive course)
Motivational enhancement Therapy
Award in Education and Training level 3
Mental Health capacity Act
Designated Safeguarding officer level 3
Adult mental health first aid
Trauma informed Practice
Safeguarding vulnerable adults
Youth Mental health first aid
Safeguarding children
Prevent awareness (WRAP)
ASIST - Suicide prevention training
Self Harm Awareness
Working with survivors of rape
Supporting victims of sexual violence through the criminal justice system
Autism awareness – counselling people with ASD
Co-occurring mental health and substance misuse
Co-occuring trauma and substance misuse
Substance misuse & personality disorder
MARAC- Domestic abuse                                                                                  Domestic abuse, risk management and the effects on children
Intermediate drug awareness
Safer injecting (2 day)
Alcohol related brain damage
Alcohol awareness – working with the over 50’s
Steroid and image enhancing drugs awareness
Blood borne viruses (BBV)
Train the trainer
Parent-line Plus Parenting courses
Webster Stratton (condensed)
Community Learning Rep
Equality & Diversity
Women’s services (personality disorder)
Dealing with challenging behaviour
Managing violence and aggression (MVA)  

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Areas of counselling I deal with

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Extensive work with:

Transgender/ Transitioning

Substance misuse

Sexual assault




£55.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • Axa Health
  • Health Assured
  • Aviva
  • Saga
  • Vitality
  • WPA
  • Cigna

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Various clinics depending on area and capacity

Further information

My kind, gentle and empathetic nature will help support you every step of the way as you navigate your way through the counselling journey, be that short or long term, depending on your personal requirements and circumstances.

I provide a supportive and holding space to explore these difficult thoughts and feelings to gain greater understanding, to work through historical or recent trauma's to find different perspectives, more clarity, to find greater balance, wholeness and connection to yourself and others to lead a more fulfilling and meaningful life.

Working with clients' who have experienced trauma. The impact of trauma can be debilitating and all consuming, with many clients' presenting with a vast array of symptoms like flash backs, panic attacks, dissociation, nightmares and mental health conditions like PTSD, personality disorders, OCD, depression and anxiety. 

Castle Street, Floor 1 Oldway House, Merthyr Tydfil, CF47 8UX

St. Georges, Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset, BS22

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme