About me

Hi, I'm Jessica and I am a fully qualified, accredited psychotherapeutic counsellor.

I am committed to putting you first, working to professional standards, showing you respect, maintaining integrity.  I work in a quiet, relaxing space and offer both long and short term counselling to young people and adults. 

Sometimes life is challenging, presenting us with issues that cause anxiety and depression, preventing happiness, impeding wellbeing, relationships, success and lowering self-esteem. Seeking help at such times can be daunting, however, talking to someone in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment can help in the exploration of issues in order to resolve problems and reach personal goals. I am here to listen: drawing on a range of counselling theories, aiming to provide therapy that is suited to the needs, problems and personal preferences that you may have.

I have supported individuals, couples and families experiencing a diverse range of emotional and psychological issues in their personal and working lives, including anxiety, depression, loss and relationship problems. My aim is to help you challenge and reflect both on current concerns and events in the past that may be preventing you from moving forward.

I am a member of the National Counselling Society and can be found on the society's Accredited Register and abide by its code of ethics: I am also a registered member of the BACP.

So, if you are experiencing problems in your present or are struggling to cope with those from your past, then talking to a trained counsellor can help you make sense of your situation.

Training, qualifications & experience

I gained extensive experience whilst training with a counselling service in South Wales: my work in the community involved helping individuals who struggled with a diverse range of issues including bereavement/loss, alienation, anxiety, stress, OCD, self-harm, PTSD, family conflict/problems, abuse and post-natal depression amongst other areas.

I have previously undertaken Child Protection Training, and am committed to regular supervision and on-going training courses to ensure I continuously up date my knowledge and skills, for example courses/events I have undertaken and gained CPD certificates in, include, Self Harm; Addiction; Art Therapy; Relations Depth and Emotional Connection; European Symposium on Addictive Disorders and an Integrative Approach for Working with OCD; CPD on Relationship Counselling; Conference for Children and Young People; Attachment - Therapeutic Implications; Private Practice Conference on: ' Identity Can You Tell Me Who I Am?'. I also continue to keep up to date through articles and research on related issues.  

My qualifications are as follows:
Advanced Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Ad. Prof. Dip. PC)
Certificate in Advanced Counselling Skills (MASC Ad C.S)
Basic Counselling Skills (Certificate of Merit)
BA (Hons) in English Studies

I trained with the Samaritans and was a voluntary listener for over three years.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

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


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

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

National Counselling Society

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have additional knowledge of the physical and cognitive impact of Strokes on suffers and how such an experience changes the life of carers. A previous placement within a Welsh community counselling service, led to helping those suffering from PTSD and dealing with traumatic experiences, whilst past work with the Samaritans provided me with knowledge of a wide range of issues impacting on the lives of individuals on a day to day basis


£45.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

EAP/Health Insurance Providers

  • BUPA
  • HealthAssured
  • Aviva
  • Saga
  • Vitality
  • WPA

Additional information

Sessions are £45 per individual session (50 minutes per session); £55 for couples (60 minutes per session); £65 for a family group (60 minutes per session). Clients should allow an extra 10 minutes per session for arrangement of the next appointment and for processing payment. Payment can be made through Bank Transfer or cash.

I offer a free 30 minute consultation, during which we will talk about the issues that have brought you to counselling, your goals and preferred counselling approach. This will help you to find out how your feel about counselling and our working together.

Concessions for those on low incomes and students seeking personal therapy are available (places are limited, please ask for details).

Day time and evening sessions are available

Alongside face to face sessions I offer phone, Zoom, Face Time/WhatsApp video and on line sessions to clients and lower fees for those in the NHS, front line workers & those on low incomes who find themselves in need.


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

I am available day times and evenings Monday - Thursday

Further information

I am an integrative counsellor: I take elements of therapeutic approaches that best suit the individual and the individual's need and preferred way of working. I work in a predominantly person-centred way (that is, I believe that every individual has the potential to implement changes in their own life and can achieve their goals.) This approach is non-directive: that is, I do not tell you what to do, but together we talk through your problems and options.

At times a Psychodynamic approach may be called for (that is, looking back at past events in order to assess their impact on your present behaviours, thinking and feelings); whilst at other times it may be that you require some coping strategies to manage behaviours, thoughts and emotions (CBT). Calling on aspects of these approaches is part of my integrative approach.

NB – 20/03/20 Considering the current health situation I want to reassure clients that I am offering phone sessions, Whats App video sessions, Zoom sessions or Face Time sessions.


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

However, I offer home visits or telephone/online counselling to those who have difficulty accessing the property.

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