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About me

Heather Murray (she/her)

Talk in confidence, without being judged, with someone who is trained to help. Online, by phone or in person; sitting comfortably in a light and airy consulting room or in the private garden, or walking together on nearby Buckland Hill.

Are you struggling with issues related to anxiety, trauma, grief, depression, or major life changes? I offer counselling and psychotherapy from my base here in the Brecon Beacons. We can work together to support you on your journey towards emotional wellbeing and self-discovery.

Just send me an email and we will arrange an initial phone call or online session to discuss what you need and agree our terms for working together. Then we arrange for regular sessions. We can work together to help you understand feelings, safely explore past experiences or current issues and think about what you want in the future.

Listening with attention.

If you are looking for quality individual therapy sessions with a caring, certified psychotherapist, then you’ve come to the right place. We work together, setting achievable goals.

This may be a solution-focused counselling intervention. I am also a trained EMDR therapist and this approach is helpful to overcome trauma. I use mindfulness-based cognitive therapy to affect change in experiences of depression and anxiety.

Some people do not have words or prefer not to use words to communicate. I am a state registered music therapist and we can use this powerful non-verbal means of communication to achieve your aims. I have beautiful, accessible instruments to hand and songwriting is another expressive medium we can explore.

Moving with compassion.

Sessions may take place sitting comfortably indoors, or outdoors in the tranquillity of the garden. We may talk together as we walk around nearby Buckland Hill. We may also move into yoga-based interventions for a holistic approach that includes body therapy.

Learning to feel grounded in our bodies helps us to feel more resilient and relaxed. People find this approach both beneficial and inspirational.

First session

Our first session is an opportunity to find out what you want to be different in your life so that we can set clear goals to work towards. It is also an opportunity to get to know each other a little and see if we are a good fit that can work together.

We establish ground rules, boundaries and negotiate our contract.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have been working as a Therapist in the NHS for 20 years. I am trained in EMDR therapy for treating trauma and use a compassion and mindfulness-based approach throughout. I am an accredited member of the BACP, registered with the HCPC as a Music Therapist, BAMBA as a Mindfulness Teacher and Supervisor and a Yoga Teacher certified with the British Wheel of Yoga.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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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This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Gender-related issues

Fees

£55.00 per session

Additional information

I offer an initial 30-minute consultation for £30.

Fees are currently £55 per hourly session for an individual and £90 per hourly session for couples.

When I work

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Further information

Clinical supervision, consultation, training, group work, workshops and arts facilitation are also offered.

Further information available on my website.

Thank you

Brecon, Powys, LD3

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Additional languages

Spanish

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

I offer clinical supervision for health care practitioners. I have extensive experience in providing staff, student/trainee & group supervision.

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