I offer Individual Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy, Psychotherapy Groups. Also I provide clinical supervision for therapists. I currently have spaces available.
My training has extended alongside my practice for over 20 years and I have a wide experience of helping clients work through entrenched patterns or traumatic experiences to reach more resourceful and hopeful places in their lives.
Psychodynamic therapy can have a beneficial effect on close relationships as well as many other issues which may have either suddenly appeared in your life or which you have been struggling with for many years.
With the help of psychodynamic therapy and a trained and experienced therapist alongside, much that has become overwhelming,confusing or stuck, on your own, can begin to change.
This is because it can help address both the conflicts within ourselves as well as those we might repeatedly experience in relationships.
In therapy it is possible to gain greater insight into what happens in our internal world and for this to influence how we are with others.
This can begin to bring about real and lasting changes towards more fulfilled ways of living.
I am committed to providing a reliable service in which you have the space to explore any aspect of your life and to find the growth you need. It may be that this is your first time starting therapy, or that you have had difficult/rewarding experiences of therapy in the past.
Either way, I aim to take your needs seriously and respect the uniqueness of your journey.
I am able to offer help with a wide range of difficulties and if you are wondering if I might be able to help you, an initial appointment is the first step to finding out.
I also able to provide supervision for therapists who would like to apply psychodynamic concepts to understanding the often complex dynamics which can arise in their work. This can be provided in individual sessions, group sessions with the possibility of telephone or Skype.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling
Diploma in Humanistic Psychology
Qualifying Course in Group Analysis
Core Supervision and Therapeutic Supervision
STPN Diploma in Supervision.
I have wide experience of working privately with clients both short and long term and supervising practitioners.
My previous organisational experience includes that of;
- Seeing patients in a large General Practice.
- Clinical Manager of a counselling organisation.
- Providing brief therapy in a specialist service.
- Principal Group analyst at a charity for those with life-threatening illness.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Joining a Weekly Therapy group has been found to be effective because it provide the opportunity to interact with others in the therapy environment.
Therapy Groups can;
Help you realise you are not alone in your thoughts and feelings.
Provide the opportunity to recognise some helpful similarities and differences with others.
Allow you to gain insight into how you are seen by others.
Enable patterns of interaction within the group to come to light so that you can begin to change those which are no longer helpful to you.
Allow you to build your self-confidence through helping and being helped by others.
In order to explore whether a therapy group is right for you and ,if so ,to prepare you to get the most from the group, it is usual for us to meet at least twice prior to starting in the group. A new group will be starting in Aberystwyth and there are some low fee places if needed.
My fee for an initial appointment is £35.,
The ongoing weekly fee is £41 however if this is more than you can afford, a reduction is sometimes possible.
Group places may also be available from time to time and low fee places may be agreed if needed.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I aim to be as flexible as possible in accommodating your availability
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I am a fully qualified clinical supervisor with a wide experience of helping counsellors and psychotherapists, and group therapists, undertaking both short and long term work.