About me

Coronavirus update: I am currently seeing clients face to face in Penhow, but am still offering online and telephone sessions as standard.
As a qualified and experienced psychotherapist, I can support you with a number of worries and events that may be past or present in your life, maybe you have concerns about what will happen in the future?

I use a variety of different techniques to support you and am able to adapt my approach to suit your needs. 

I have 15 years of experience working for the NHS and in more recent years have worked for MIND mental health charity and Cardiff Metropolitan University. 

Why therapy?

Therapy is used to treat emotional problems and mental health conditions, it involves talking to a trained therapist either 1-1 or in a group, it involves looking deeper into your problems and worries and allows you time, confidential space and guidance to work out ways to solve your worries or issues. Therapy can also help you to deal with troublesome habits either cognitive (thoughts) or behavioural (actions). (CBT*)

Therapy is often to referred to as a listening or talking therapy, this is the case for many types of therapists although, therapists are trained to help you to solve your problems so they may suggest a strategy to help solve your problem or even ways to overcome these difficult emotions and support you to change your attitudes and behaviours.

Often coping strategies are needed to help you calm the overwhelming feelings and emotions and your therapist will be trained to help you find ways to cope with these.

Some therapists use art, music, mindfulness and creativity/play, this is often useful for clients who initially feel unable to express their needs through talking

Training, qualifications & experience

I have more than 15 years of experience working with individuals from very different backgrounds, I currently volunteer for MIND mental health charity and previously worked for a university in South Wales as a specialist mental health mentor.  I have a special interest in relationships and OCD but work with a wide range of difficulties and am able to adapt my approach to best suit your needs. 

  • PG Certificate in Counselling 
  • PGDiP Integrative counselling and Psychotherapy 
  • MSc Psychology 
  • TA101- Transactional analysis 
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) 
  • Online counselling - a coronavirus primer 
  • CBT 
  • Counselling Online - BACP competencies for telephone and e-counselling - Serenity Counselling 
  • Trained in groups: (group facilitator)
  • MBCT - mindfulness based cognitive therapy 
  • CBT - stress control 
  • CBT/ACT - acceptance and commitment therapy 
  • DBT- emotional skills regulation
  • Living life to the full - Group

Member organisations

BACP

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.

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Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£50 per 60-70 minute session for individuals 

Payable within 24 hours of invoice 

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I am able to offer a flexible service, please contact me if the session you would like is not listed as available. 

Further information

I am able to offer face to face, online on telephone sessions. 

Caldicot
Newport
NP26

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

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