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BEd (Hons), Msc, DIP, MBACP, MASIIP

About me

I am a dedicated counsellor for you, my aim at all times is to provide you with a safe environment in which to tell me your story.  I will then walk alongside you while we change the way your story goes from here.  I will provide you with tools in which you will take away with you and have at your disposal, this will help you continue through your life journey.

I am £40 per 1hr session only at the moment.

Flexible appointments Monday to Friday daily, Monday & Friday evenings only and Weekends., please contact any time, if you can not reach me please leave a message.

I have been a counsellor now for 11 years and in all that time I have been very successful.   One client, whom when we first met couldn't leave her mothers side due to fear of an abusive partner, had a year later secured a place of work where I bumped into her, she said to me 'You have changed my life'.


I will be honoured to partake in your story and walk alongside you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am qualified in Adlerian, Person Centred Counselling, Transactional Analysis 101, Lego Therapy and CBT in Children and Adolescence Counselling.  My training consists of a Level 2 Certificate in CPCAB Counselling, CRUSE Bereavement Care, Fear and Sadness and Exploring Counselling with the Open University. I have also a Diploma in Adlerian Counselling and Psychotherapy, Certificate in Transactional Analysis 101, Certificate in an Introduction to CBT and in Children and Adolescence, also a certificate in Lego Therapy. I believe in expanding my experiences, I therefore have been on numerous other courses and conferences with the BACP that will enable me to confidently counsel any manner of issues that you may need support with.

My specific experience consists of successfully counselling abuse in all it's forms across South Wales with women and children and with Grief issues.  I am now employed by the local County Council as a School Counsellor.

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

Additional information

1 Hour Session £40

When I work

Flexible appointments Monday to Friday daily & evenings.

Further information

Aim of Counselling

The aim of counselling is to provide you, the client, with a confidential opportunity to explore personal and relational issues in safety.  As a Counsellor and Psychotherapist I offer a variety of techniques that will have positive life benefits. It will be a confidential collaborative relationship. A realistic plan will be developed to help you move forward with courage. The counselling will enable you to become more aware of self and others. This will ultimately improve self-esteem and will therefore help to make you feel better about yourself and who you are.

The Session

The session will last approximately 1hr and normally there will be six sessions by which time a discussion and decision will be made whether to continue for a further six, nothing is set in stone, you can stop sessions whenever you feel it is appropriate.  If for any reason you are not able to attend a session, 24hr notice is requested, by contacting me via my work number.

The cost for each 1hr session is £40

The first session will consist of a contract between yourself and I, so that we are both clear what each person expects from each session.  Your details will be taken confidentially and a discussion regarding your issue(s) will follow.  The information that you provide will form the basis of all following sessions and it will also show your progression through change during the time that we work together.

Pembroke Dock, Sir Benfro, SA72

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme