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Counselling, Psychotherapy and Trauma therapist.

About me

If you feel anxious, overwhelmed, super-tense, depressed, trapped or consumed by negative thoughts about yourself, if you have experienced trauma, or great loss and sadness, or if you feel generally very low but you're not sure why - you deserve, and will very likely benefit from from skill-full, attuned  listening, and experienced counselling or psychotherapy.

Therapy can help you take yourself forward. Warm and non-judging support can lead to you feeling in control of your life and emotions. Sorting out how come you are so hard on yourself can help free you from a harsh inner critic.  

For safe and effective support please get in touch.     

Research points to the effectiveness of counselling and I get very positive feedback - however progress is not guaranteed. If you, or I, feel that the work is not benefitting you, we will look at supportive ways to conclude the work and think about other avenues that may help you more 

Working with trauma.
I can work with trauma, including PTSD. Our work together will enable you to develop ways of gaining greater control of troubling impacts such as nightmares and flashbacks, intrusive images of past events or people etc. This way of working does not rely on you having to re-live or talk about the most difficult times in your life. I'll repeat that - you do not have to disclose what has happened to you in order for the therapy to be effective - the work concentrates on calming your nervous system so that you are in greater control of thoughts, feelings, flashbacks etc etc. And of course you can talk about your experiences if you choose, I am able to hear what you may want to say - the point is you are in control of what you tell me.  This isn't quick-fix work however. If you are able to only manage a short number of sessions we will look at what will help you most in that time.
Outdoor therapy. If you would like to arrange therapy out in nature - please get in touch. Initially we will meet indoors to discuss what you want and how we can safely set up future sessions. Working out of doors can be incredibly liberating and enriching.  
I  have worked with a wide range of people including those who have used/prefer not to use mental health services and men in prison.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma Gestalt Therapy; C.S.S., Cert Group & Family Work

Direct training with Babette Rothschild - Trauma therapy

Ecopsychology - training and I have run outdoor sessions and workshops on Ecotherapy.

I deliver training on Supporting Clients with a Trauma History, Listening skills, Self Care for Managers and Supervision for the Care sector.

I also run various groups from time to time.

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Supervision. I am a qualified clinical consultative supervisor.
  • I have listed a range of pre-set options - including a variety of 'disorders'. However I recognise that diagnostic system is not the only way of understanding the experiences that you have of being you - I recognise the impact of adverse, challenging and often cumulative life circumstances and respect the many creative ways we have of adapting to the those circumstances.
  • I also offer out-door sessions - in wild nature - or gentle walking and talking


Fees

£48.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Additional information

£48.00 per full hour. I am happy to discuss reductions if you have a low income.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I have some time on a Friday for supervision and people who want irregular appointments

I have some times available on a Tuesday - please ask. Currently all my evening slots are taken. 

Further information

Confidentially and counselling/therapy in rural areas.

I like to be really clear about confidentiality.

There is an ethical guideline about not working with people where there is another role - such as a colleague, relation, friend etc. In rural areas however links between us, such as both knowing some people or workplace connections can occur as your story unfolds. 

I never discuss my work with other people apart from my supervisor - see below. Beyond that I don't mention names or any identifying features - I may say "I have a client booked for 10 am" That's all. If asked I would neither confirm nor deny that I am seeing a named person. It is no-one's business but yours. Where possible I avoid situations where I reasonably think, or know , that a client will be - such as social or interest gatherings.

I am bound by the ethical code of practice of BACP. I receive supervision from a senior practitioner which helps guide my work and ensures that you get the best service from me. That person is also bound by the same code of ethics.

I may be obliged to break confidentially if required to do so by law (The prevention of Terrorism Act e.g.) or if there is danger to a third person.

Ammondale, Spa Road, Llandrindod Wells, Powys, LD1 5EY

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

I can arrange an accessible meeting room

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

Qualified clinical, consultative supervisor -using reflective and creative approaches to support you in your client work.

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