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We are all living in a world that we have never seen or experienced before, this is temporary and we will get through it by standing together. I am offering online counselling via Skype and FaceTime, e mails and telephone at this difficult time and will do my very best to help you with any fears, anxiety and uncertainty you may have. Take care and stay safe.
"Nothing is predestined. The obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings." Ralph Blum
For most of us there are times in our lives when we need support to deal with difficult emotional issues. Talking to friends and family can be very effective, but sometimes they can't help and that maybe because the issue feels too difficult to talk about. This is when recognising the need for help and seeking professional therapy is a sign of strength and determination to live a productive, positive and meaningful life.
Finding someone you can trust and feel at ease with is important, for this reason the quality of the relationship between counsellor and client is the key to successful therapy. I would be happy to speak to you by telephone which would provide you with the opportunity to ask any questions, explore what it is you wish to gain from therapy and to decide if I am the right counsellor for you.
My aim is to provide a safe, supportive, empathic, non-threatening environment. Where you can talk freely in confidence and without fear of judgement, about any aspect of yourself or your life that may be difficult or painful. Giving an opportunity to explore feelings and create positive change for yourself.
Moving at your own pace, I will work with you to help deepen your self awareness and feel more empowered in your life.
Training, qualifications & experience
I offer one to one sessions on a time-limited or long term basis.
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and work within their Ethical Framework. I undergo regular clinical supervision with a qualified, experienced Supervisor. I have a current CRB certificate and am fully insured.
My qualifications are;
Certificate in Counselling
Diploma in Counselling
Advanced Diploma in Counselling
Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP Certificate of Proficiency
Training Courses that I have attended so far are;
Mental Health in Adolescents and Adults
Rape and Sexual Abuse in Adults and Children
Working with Vulnerable Children and their Families
Talking with Bereaved People
Working with survivors of domestic abuse, male and female
I am committed to my ongoing professional and educational development and attend regular training to broaden and deepen my practice.
My practice is based in Cwmbran.
I also work with children and adolescents in my capacity as a Schools Counsellor. Furthermore I have worked in the past gaining experience as a volunteer counsellor with Torfaen Women's Aid, supporting victims of domestic abuse, and The Cwmbran Centre for Young People where I counselled young people between the ages of 12 to 25.
I work as Agency Counsellor for Gwent Police counselling their Police Officers and Staff, a number of Health insurance Companies and Employee Occupational Health Companies, and run a clinic at St Joseph’s Private Hospital in Newport. I am also an affiliated counsellor with the charity Wish Upon A Star.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£60.00 per session
EAP/Health Insurance Providers
Appointments are charged at £60 per 60 minute session and are available weekdays
Couples £70 Families £70
Telephone Counselling : £60 per 60 minute session
E Mail Counselling £60 per hour session
Walk and talk therapy £60 per hour session
Introducing Walk and talk therapy. Please contact me to find out further information about this therapy. It can help with numerous problems, not purely depression, anxiety, stress, self esteem and confidence, grief and loss, but also any kind of life transitions you may be facing, personal, relationship based, family or work related. Parents with young children or babies in pushchairs without childcare facilities find this type of therapy helpful.
Usually the first session takes place at my home where we can discuss issues of confidentiality, whether we will walk and what we will do if the weather is bad. I practise walking and talking therapy whatever the weather but if you would prefer we can postpone or hold the counselling session indoors. I am happy for you to set the pace of the walk, if you would prefer to meander along and have a relaxing walk that is fine, but equally we can set a quicker pace if that’s what you feel more comfortable with. I am happy for you to bring your dog along or walk with my dog if you would like to, Willow is always happy to go for a walk!