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About me

Choosing a counsellor can be daunting as there are so many factors to consider.  You will be sharing personal problems which you may not have told anyone else. This makes the professional counselling client relationship very important.  My aim as a counsellor is to  make you feel comfortable and safe enough to explore the issues that are troubling you in way  that allows you to  be as  open and honest possible.  

I offer potential clients a 20-minute free consultation where we can find out what it feels like to talk together. Here you will be able to decide if we are a good match. My approach at all times is to listen and understand your concerns from your perspective.  As an integrative counsellor, I can draw on a range of counselling approaches that can help you understand  the problem you face in different ways,  allowing  you to find the best way forward. 

I work within a personal empowerment framework. This means sharing insight, knowledge and sharing power. In addition to this, issues of culture, race, racism, gender, disability, and identity can be explored if you feel that they are a significant factor in relation to your concerns.   I believe that everyone has the potential for positive growth when given a nurturing and supportive environment. 

I have 20 years of experience as a social worker, this allows me to not only understand the emotional turmoil that a client can experience but also the practical issues such as housing, debt, childcare, redundancy and immigration that can be relevant in understanding your problem.

I have helped clients address anxiety issues, bereavement, careers, stress, relationship problems, domestic abuse, low self-esteem, addiction, and depression. 

Please feel free to contact me to book a free 20 minutes initial consultation.  

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Psychotherapeutic Counselling (  AD Dip Psy C )
  • Hypnotherapy and counselling Skills ( Cert Hyp CS ) 
  • Post graduate Diploma in Social Work 
  • Bachelor Degree in Education and Sociology

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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NCS

National Counselling Society (NCS)

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

Accredited Register Scheme

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National Counselling Society

Fees

£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Unemployed

Additional information

Free 20 mins initial consultation

40 mins First contracting session £20

50 mins sessions £40

When I work

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Afternoon
Evening
Night

My last counselling appointment is 7pm -8pm 

Further information

My  foundational  counselling approach is Person Centred.  Meaning that I value you,  and am looking to understand your perspective, without judgement. 

I am an integrative counsellor, meaning that I draw on a range of counselling approaches that I feel will best aid you to explore your concerns and find resolution. 

I also work  within an Empowerment framework which means working in partnership and understanding power within the counselling relationship and wider society.  

Barry, Vale Glamorgan, Wales, CF62

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

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Online platforms

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