When you are experiencing turmoil, or loss, or anxiety, or you think you are a ‘bad’ person or any number of other issues, it can feel like life is just too difficult or that your world is falling apart. It may be that lockdown has brought up some thoughts and feelings that you never expected, maybe you are now suffering with social anxiety as a result of it, perhaps you feel like you are spiralling down into a well of depression? The last thing you want to do is to go and see a counsellor. However, talking things through and looking at why you feel this way can be a great source of relief and breakthrough is indeed possible.
I am a fully qualified integrative counsellor. My practice incorporates a combination of psychodynamic counselling, (to bring the unconscious mind into the conscious) and cognitive behavioural therapy (examining the things you think and the things you do) but I like to use the core principles of person centred therapy of congruence, empathy and unconditional positive regard too. You can be assured of my attention at all times in regard to your decision making – in addition, how far, how deep and when is enough for you. Essentially, my practice offers a safe and confidential environment in which to explore and resolve your issues.
In addition, I am also a qualified Christian counsellor and if so desired, I can offer a spiritual element incorporating prayer to the sessions. This can be discussed and requested at our initial consultation – please don’t hesitate to ask.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BA (Hons) Counselling - University of Wales, Trinity St Davids
- DipHE Counselling - University of Roehampton
- Diploma Christian Counselling - CWR, Waverley Abbey, Farnham
- Body Psychotherapy
- Helping Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse
- Understanding Professional Boundaries
- Understanding Yourself, Understanding Others
- Biblical Counselling
- Dealing with Difficult Situations & Successfully Managing Conflict
- Drug and Alcohol Awareness
- Various Churches
- Pembrokeshire Counselling Service
- Private Practice
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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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Areas of counselling I deal with
£40 per hour. Concessions offered and sliding scale for hardship also student rates. Please enquire.
10.00 am to 7.00 pm Tuesday to Thursday 10.00 am to 1.00 pm Saturday
Counselling appointments available in Dinas Cross. Please call for details.