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About me

Counselling offers a confidential, safe space in which you can talk and explore whatever it is you are struggling with.

My approach is Person-Centred, but I also use other theories and tools, always with the aim to work in a way that feels helpful to you – to help you: make sense of things; work through difficult times; become better equipped for the future; and get a better sense of who you are.

How to get started?

The first thing to do is to send me an email, or, if this is difficult, a text message or leave a voicemail if I can’t answer my mobile phone.  We will arrange a 30-minute initial consultation (free) by phone or online, whichever you prefer – for you to work out if you would like to work with me; to explain what brought you to counselling; and where I briefly explain how I work and for you to any questions you may have.  If you’re happy too continue, we can arrange for your first session and discuss how we can make this work for you.

I provide counselling in-person (therapy room in Llandeilo or in Carmarthen), online and by telephone (anywhere in the UK).  For in-person sessions, I have the use of a therapy room in the centre of Llandeilo and one in Carmarthen.

For more detailed information click on the link for my website next to my profile picture above.

I am a fully qualified BACP-registered counsellor, adhere to the BACP Ethical Guidelines, and am fully insured.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training & Qualifications:

  • Adv Diploma in Counselling (BACP accredited, level 5, Person-Centred/Integrative; Network Counselling & Training, Bristol)
  • Bereavement Support Foundation Course (Cruse Bereavement Care, Bristol)
  • MBACP Registered Counsellor number 387857
  • Enhanced DBS Certificate
  • Fluent in: English (1st) and Dutch (2nd)

My own life experiences, my client work and having been a volunteer for Cruse Bereavement Care and AgeUK have resulted in the following expertise areas:

Loss & Bereavement (including Divorce); Self-esteem; Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Anger, Work-related issues, Relationships, Identity / Sense of Self; Sexuality / LGBTQ+ related; Cultural & Religious Differences; Spirituality* and ‘Bigger questions’.
*See my website for clarification

This list is not exhaustive, and I am more than happy to help you explore anything that you wish to bring.

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


From £40.00 to £45.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Additional information

  • Initial Consultation (30 min): Free
  • Daytime Sessions: £40
  • Evening Sessions: £45
  • Low-income (Limited Availability): £20

Further information

More detailed information can be found on my website.

Llandeilo Wellbeing Centre, 5 New Road, Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire, SA19 6DB

Nurture Centre, Ty Myrddin, Cambrian Place, Carmarthen, Sir Gaerfyrddin, SA31 1QG

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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