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Prof.Dip. Therapeutic Counselling, MNCS (Accred)

About me

Counselling can be like opening the door to the next chapter of your life.

Do you feel overwhelmed by looking through all these profiles, that’s completely normal because choosing a counsellor is a big decision, but if you’re feeling overwhelmed by life, overwhelmed by feelings of anxiety, sadness, loss or hopelessness this is where you should stop scrolling and come talk to me.  You may know exactly what you want to talk about or you might be confused by your feelings and unsure what’s causing them.  Whatever the struggles, issues or even diagnosis that you may have, I am here to understand and really hear you, I’d like to meet you and see if our work together could make a change in your life.  In finding this page we could assume that you desire a certain amount of change in life, if this is so I’d like to help with this.  I’d like to be part of your journey.

Finding a counsellor can be a very difficult decision, there’s a lot of choice out there which is wonderful and daunting at the same time.  You may be worried about finding a counsellor that’s a good fit for you, someone you can ‘get on with’, this is something that’s explored throughout our work together.

What would like be like if you were back in control? If you had hope again

I am passionate about enabling/empowering you to feel heard and seen and not judged, and moving from being a survivor to a thriver.

I am an integrative counsellor, which means I work with various ideas and frameworks in the forefront of my work, ultimately you as the client allow me to work in the best way that meets your needs. We are not bound by a particular approach, the consistency in the relationship is steadfast but our way of working like life is very much changeable and tailored to your needs.

I have experience of working with a wide range of people with a wide range of issues, but it’s often the person. I offer a safe, confidential and nurturing space for both short and long term counselling in my office in Aberkenfig.

The only certainty in life is change, and our relationship towards this is what can make life more fulfilling/valuable.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have been fortunate enough to find counselling which is what I believe to be my calling, first and foremost I found counselling as a client at a transitional time in my life. For many years I have worked with adults with additional needs in many roles, I have always worked in a therapeutic manner whilst honing my interpersonal skills to be able to relate to a wide range of people. My work soon took a turn and I began working with looked after children as a Therapeutic Life Story Worker, which involves working with looked after children or adopted children and their parent/carer to understand what’s happened in their past, to answer their questions and confusions in a therapeutic setting so that they may move forward.  I am a qualified counsellor registered and accredited with the NCS. I am currently working with three charities when I am not working with my personal clients. I began volunteering with Ty Elis Counselling Services in 2020, Ty Elis Counselling Service is a non-profit organisation which works closely with the NHS to provide a free counselling service to people who may not otherwise have access to therapy. I volunteer for one of the UK’s biggest crisis helpline who do invaluable work for those in need, and I also provide counselling to a non-profit organisation which support families who have children with varying additional needs. 

  • Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Life Story Work, undertaken in IATE, accredited by University of East London
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills with Young People (Using the Arts).
  • DDP (Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy) Level’s 1 & 2.
  • Diploma in Welfare Studies
  • Ongoing CPD (continual professional development)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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NCS

National Counselling Society (NCS)

The National Counselling Society

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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

£45.00 per session
Free initial in-person session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Health Assured

Additional information

Your initial session will be free of charge (a try-before-you-buy you could say).  The first session will see if we're the right fit for one another, cover the counselling contract and discuss your reasons for wanting counselling.  

My fee for further sessions is £45/session

Block booking discounts also available 

When I work

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My sessions take place Tuesday to Friday 9am - 6pm (5pm being the latest available appointment).  Our session will be 50 minutes long, however we can have 90 minute appointments if necessary

Apollo Business Village, Heol Persondy, Aberkenfig, Bridgend, Pen-y-bont Ar Ogwr, CF32 9RF

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

There is free parking on site and limited disabled parking bays near the reception entrance. The car park and main building are all on one level, the building has lift access and toilet facilities.

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom

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