H Dip Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy, Reg BACP
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I am a fully qualified Integrative Counsellor with 9 years' post graduating experience and am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy with all the necessary professional insurances in place for online and face to face sessions. I provide a warm, empathic service where Clients can explore their concerns without fear of judgement.
If you're unsure whether or not Counselling is for you, please feel free to contact me for an informal chat or text me your details and I'll ring you back at a mutually convenient time. Most important for me is being 'real', being genuine during the session with the person in front of me.
Training, qualifications & experience
I achieved the HND in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy at University of Glamorgan in 2012. I have a wide range of experience of Counselling adults and young people with a range of issues including bereavement and loss, suicidal feelings and thoughts, anger and difficulty regulating emotions, generalised anxiety, depression, issues with self-harm, adverse childhood experiences and past trauma, OCD behaviours and substance misuse as well as family conflict and difficulties within relationship. I also have significant experience of supporting individuals with their self-development as a whole and of helping them develop resiliency and emotional intelligence.
As an Integrative Therapist, I would look to incorporate a wide range of therapies holistically with each client as an individual and unique human being. One approach does not fit everyone! I would often explore valuable Mindfulness-based CBT coping strategies with clients in order to help them manage their emotions on a daily basis outside the Counselling room and it can sometimes be useful to conduct sessions outside on a pleasant 'Mindful' walk in the countryside or at a beach to explore techniques to their fullest.
If you cannot contact me by telephone call, it may be that I am in a Counselling session so please feel free to leave a message on my mobile number or send a text leaving your contact details and I will return your call as soon as I can.
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Concessions offered for
£40 per session including initial assessment session payable on (or before if preferred) the day the session takes place.
Groups of six sessions can be paid in advance at a discounted rate of £35 per session subject to agreement.
When I work
I can currently offer Counselling support to adults and young people and also children above the age of 12 subject to initial assessment.
I can offer online sessions via Google Meet, Zoom, Google Duo or Microsoft Teams and Whatsapp video call where there are no other options available.
Face to face sessions will be possible from mid September 2021 at my new office premises in Llanelli subject to current Covid 19 Social Distancing guidelines.
Home visits may be possible in certain cases when necessary subject to agreement by both parties.
I can also facilitate Life Coaching sessions with a recognised Life/Learning Coach or Mentoring Coach if you feel Counselling is not for you.
Please note: A 24 hour cancellation policy applies. Payment should be made at the time of the session when face to face sessions take place and within 48 hours of an online session taking place.