Helen Dacey B.D. Hons, PGCE, PG Dip Couns, Adv Dip Supervision NCS Accredited
I am a Cognitive Behaviour Therapist, Counsellor and an Accredited Supervisor with a private practice in Cardiff, Abergavenny and Monmouth. My aim as a counsellor is to provide a service where clients can discuss their concerns in a safe, confidential, caring and compassionate environment.
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is 'present focussed,' it works with thoughts and feelings in the 'here and now.' Sometimes, through no fault of our own we often get 'stuck,' in vicious cycles. CBT is about finding out what is keeping us 'stuck,' and making changes in our thinking and actions in order to improve the way we feel. CBT is a collaborative and evidenced based therapy and it has proven to be particularly successful for treating anxiety and depression and low self esteem.
Having studied world religions and philosophy I am also able to provide counselling from a spiritual and faith perspective but only if this is of relevance to you.
I am also available for bereavement support and counselling, coaching, mentoring and counselling supervision.
Some feedback I have received from former clients demonstrates the benefits of counselling and learning CBT techniques.
' it is an amazing feeling when you're listened to without judgement in a caring and supportive environment. I now feel in a better place -happier and content and looking forward to the future.'
'All of my sessions with Helen were supportive and the CBT techniques Helen taught me brought about a huge change in my thinking patterns and in my confidence.'
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced Diploma in Counselling Supervision NCS Accredited 2018
Post Graduate Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling - Cognitive Behaviour Therapy - University Of Wales Newport 2012
Post Graduate Certificate In Counselling - University of Wales Newport 2010
Post Graduate Certificate in Education - Post 16 - Cardiff University 1999
Bachelor of Divinity - Cardiff University 1998
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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Therapy £ 60.00 per 50 min session
Supervision £ 75.00 per 90 min session
Concessions are available for students - please contact me to discuss
My work as a qualified professional counsellor benefits from the added value of my personal and professional life experience that is wide and varied. I have a mixed race and mixed faith family & I have lived in London for over 20 years where I worked as a financial advisor for a high street bank, returning to Wales in 1995. Upon my return I studied Theology & Philosophy in Cardiff and went on to become a teacher working with young people aged 16+. I have taught and supported young people and adults with additional learning needs and worked in Community Education teaching Literacy & Life SkilIs.
i am an accredited member and registered supervisor of the National Counselling Society.
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists and I adhere to their code of ethics, in addition I also belong to the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists. I undergo regular supervision and training to ensure that my practice is up to date with current developments in the counselling world.
Please ring 07538 697818 for more information about the service that I provide.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I will adapt my working hours to suit my clients to the best of my ability - please contact me to discuss further.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I am an Accredited NCS Supervisor with an Advanced Diploma in Counselling Supervision.My supervision approach is integrative and I use eclectic styles to enable supervisees to reflect and grow within their chosen modality.