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Dip Couns. MBACP

About me

At times it can be difficult to understand our thoughts and feelings and to feel confused by our behaviours which can make life seem overwhelming, we can feel uncomfortable and stuck.  This is often because of things you have experienced recently or from your childhood that you are struggling to make sense of or overcome.

By understanding our thoughts and feelings they can be less intense, we can learn new ways of managing them and start to feel that we have control back over our minds and bodies.

If you are having a difficult time, talking all of this through with a warm, empathic counsellor in a safe environment can be helpful.  Clients tell me they feel really listened to and understood and have gained an understanding of themselves in the sessions they have had with me.  Clients tell me that they feel they have experienced a “trusting relationship” and that “you get me”.

I am an experienced and professional counsellor, offering a warm, non-judgemental, professional and empathic service to clients.  I draw on my experience of working with NHS clients, university students, student counsellors and women experiencing domestic abuse, in both my paid capacity and private practice. 

I work via Zoom or Teams, I also provide some limited spaces for face to face work and offer limited Walk and Talk therapy, where we meet outside in nature for your counselling sessions, where it  feels very healing and safe to talk through our difficulties, providing time away from our digital lives.

I have extensive experience of working with women experiencing anxiety and with men with difficult childhood experiences impacting their lives today.

It can be difficult to find the right counsellor to best help you, so I am happy to talk to you over the phone/via Zoom before you commit to booking sessions.

I am a BACP registered counsellor using a humanistic existential approach to my work which means that I draw on a range of approaches focusing on you the client and your experience rather than the symptoms you are experiencing.

I am also trained and experienced in using CBT if you would like to work in this way.

I work with a range of clients in areas such as:

Depression

Anxiety

Panic

Childhood experiences

Domestic Abuse

Grief and loss

I work from home as this is a private space not shared with others, I work a lot via Zoom and telephone and will continue to offer this as I feel it allows clients more freedom of choice and flexibility of access. You do need to be aware that I share my home with pets, I am happy for you to have your pets in the session via Zoom.

To book an appointment with me call 07398 049217

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (2012)
  • PG Cert in CBT Skills
  • Online and Telephone Counselling (2020)
  • TA101 - Transactional Analysis (2021)
  • SafeLives Domestic Abuse Service Manager Training (2016)
  • Compassion Focused Theory for Reframing Shame Filled Flashbacks  Training (Mind 2019)
  • ASSIST Training (2017)
  • Cultural Diversity & Equality Training (2015)
  • Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Training (2017)
  • Anti-Human Trafficking & Child Sexual Exploitation Training (2016)
  • Boundaries & Attachments Training (2015)
  • Personality Disorders Training (2016)
  • PTSD Workshop (2016)

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.

ACTO

The Association for Counselling and Therapy Online (ACTO)

The Association for Counselling and Therapy Online

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£40.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£40 per session

When I work

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Morning
Afternoon
Evening
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Monday day time, evenings and Saturday - currently online only

Further information

I have availability during the evenings and weekends, I currently offer counselling sessions via Zoom and telephone

Barry, Vale Of Glamorgan, CF62

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Currently online.

Online platforms

Microsoft Spaces
Whatsapp
Zoom