I'm a BACP-registered psychotherapeutic counsellor specialising in working with trauma, sexual abuse, depression, existential issues, displaced creativity, spiritual crisis, attachment disorders and/or pretty much anything else you've got going on. My work is grounded in the tradition of humanistic psychology; I proceed relationally, meaning that working with me involves forging a collaborative relationship whereby we pool our respective resources to find the answers you need. No matter who you are or what you've been through, our therapeutic relationship will deepen and intensify your capacity for meaning and fulfilment in your life.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA (Hons), English Literature (1992)
MA, Contemporary Poetry (1993)
Post-Graduate Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (2007)
Since 2005 I've worked for a well-known organisation offering support to survivors of sexual trauma and am, at this point, probably one of the most experienced trauma counsellors in Wales.
My background is in the creative arts. Between 1995-2005 I fronted a succession of psychedelic rock groups. Currently I'm writing a memoir.
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£50 for a one-hour session. I operate a sliding scale and can make concessions, so if the price is an issue we can discuss this in our first session and come to a mutually-acceptable arrangement.