Heather Ryan

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PG Dip.Counselling (Integrative) MBACP
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Newport NP20 & NP10
Available for new clients
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About me


You are taking a brave step when you make the decision to come for counselling and decide to do something proactive towards changing aspects of your life which you feel you can no longer deal with alone.

I recognise the need to be able to build up a trusting relationship with you and I believe I have the personal qualities required to allow this to take place. I possess a natural warmth and acceptance towards each person I meet, which will allow you to feel safe and ensure you feel as comfortable and safe as possible to be able to share the issues which have led you to seek counselling.

Normally I operate from a conveniently situated office in Newport. However, at present, I am continuing to offer sessions via Zoom and telephone which works very well and is often more convenient for people within their busy lives.

It may be that you will only need to have a short number of sessions and this does work well for many people, in my experience. Alternatively, it may be evident that a longer period of counselling is required, in order to reach your desired goals.

Often, the ability to be able to express emotions and talk through your issues in a safe, confidential space will be all that is needed.

However, I am also able to help you develop the tools and techniques needed to be able to better cope and help yourself when the need arises. Often, it is true that we have these resources within ourselves , but just need a little help to be able to discover them for ourselves.

I am here to support you at this difficult and often vulnerable stage in your life. I cannot change your life for you. However, I will strive to enable you to find new and more helpful perspectives, which will enable you to move forward more hopefully and positively with your life.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified counsellor, having gained both my Post Graduate Certificate in Counselling and in addition to this, I have achieved my Post Graduate Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.

I am also a member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and endeavour to abide by their ethical framework and moral principles.

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


£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Free initial half an hour consultation/assessment.

Subsequent sessions will last for 50 to 60 minutes and cost £40.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

You can contact me at any time. However my counselling hours are as follows:- Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Sessions at 9 a.m. (first session) to 4 p.m. (last session).

Acorn Counselling, 18 Gold Tops, Newport, NP20 5WJ

Type of session


Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)