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MSc, MBACP

About me

We have all been impacted by the pandemic, and many of us are feeling more stress than usual on top of our everyday problems and concerns. I aim to support people through this challenging time by sensitively addressing mental health and relationship needs. I work with adults and couples/relationships from all backgrounds. I welcome and affirm non-traditional relationship structures, members of LGBTQ+ community, neurodivergent individuals, and people with a history of negative experiences with therapy.

I am a trauma-focused integrative counsellor, and I have been working in supportive, relationship-based professional roles for ten years. My current work is centered around my private practice, part-time work at Bangor University as a student counsellor, and couples counselling with Relate Cymru.

I strive to both accommodate and celebrate the complexity of every person I work with. My integrative approach means that I draw from many philosophies and techniques to meet each client’s situation and needs at the time. This allows for flexibility in how we might work together, and we will identify the forms of expression and exploration that best support your growth.

Listening to my clients’ stories is a real honour, and I am in awe of their courage to move through their pain to find freedom within themselves and their relationships. Regardless of the struggles you might bring to therapy, whatever betterment you are looking for, therapy can catalyse your process of personal change.

Getting started: Email or call me to schedule a free 15-minute consultation call before our first session. This call will give you a chance to explain what you're going through, and for me to get a sense of how we might work together. If you are happy to continue, we will arrange a time to meet for our first session.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications:
BASc Evolutionary Psychology, Hons Distinction (Quest University Canada, 2013)
MSc Counselling & Psychotherapy, Distinction (Bangor University, 2020)
Certificate in Relational Counselling (Relate) – July 2021

Trainings:
Remote Therapy Training (Bangor University, 2020)
Treating Complex Trauma with Internal Family Systems (PESI UK, 2019)
Foundational Certificate in Couple Counselling & Psychotherapy (Tavistock Relationships, 2018)

Member organisations

BACP

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

Fees

From £30.00 to £60.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Unemployed

Additional information

The fee per session is £50 for individuals and £60 for couples per 50-minute session. Fees will be reviewed annually with due notice given and a review of your circumstances.

I am dedicated to making therapy more accessible for everyone, and I offer a number of discounted spaces at £30 for individuals and £45 for couples per 50-minute session for low-income earners looking to access my services. Please contact me for information knowing that there may be a waitlist for these spaces.

When I work

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I offer sessions on weekday days and evenings.

The Marina Office, Port Dinorwic Marina, Y Felinheli, Gwynedd, LL56 4JN

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples

Key details

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Additional languages

Spanish