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CTA (P) Psychotherapist

About me

Sometimes life can seem overwhelming and difficult to cope with. We can feel stuck in behaviours and emotions that we want to change, but don't know how to. At times like these I can provide a safe, empathetic, and non-judgemental relationship, where you can take the time you need to find new and more harmonious ways of being.

If you’re struggling with difficulties such as anxiety, motivation, depression, trauma or chronic illness, then I can warmly support you to understand and transform your experience and create the life you would like. We will use our first session to explore what it is you're looking for from therapy - and how we might work together. Some of my clients work with me for several years, some for a few months or weeks, depending on the outcome they are seeking to achieve.

My specialist psychotherapy training is in Transactional Analysis. I have also trained in Humanistic Counselling and N.L.P, and have extensive experience in Co-Counselling.

Training, qualifications & experience

Certified Transactional Analyst (CTA) Psychotherapist. UKATA, UKCP, BACP acred.

Foundation training in Person Centred Counselling and N.L.P.

Extensive  experience in Co-Counselling.

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.

Fees

From £40.00 to £60.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Additional information

£40-£60 per 50 minute individual session, £60-£80 per 1 hour couples session. I offer a £30 concessionary rate, in the case of low income.
Fees are payable by cash or bank transfer at the end of each session. Please let me know if you require a receipt for fees paid.
If you need to change or cancel an appointment please let me know as soon as possible – I charge for missed sessions unless you give me 24 hours notice.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Tuesday Wednesday Friday face to face at Cardigan Natural Healing Centre.

Monday and Thursday afternoon and evening online.

Further information

I see clients face to face and online, and since the start of the pandemic have offered flexibility throughout the course of sessions, switching from F2F to online/phone sessions to maintain regularity whenever possible.

The Natural Healing Centre where I practise has a clear Covid 19 protocol which protects clients and therapy.

My therapy room is large, high ceilinged and well ventilated, making it possible to have safe, socially distanced face to face sessions.

Cardigan Natural Healing Centre, 8 Bridge Street, Cardigan, Ceredigion, SA43 1HY

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples

Key details

My current practise rooms are not wheelchair accessible, I do offer online therapy through zoom.

Additional languages

Fluent English and French, basic Spanish and Welsh

Online platforms

Zoom

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