I am an experienced accredited Counsellor with a private consulting room at my home in Monmouth. I can offer you a confidential and supportive place to explore the issues that are causing you concern. If you are currently suffering from anxiety, depression or are aware that your coping strategy is now working against you, counselling could help. No issue that is causing you distress is ever silly or stupid, I will value and respect you at all times.
Talking to me can increase your self-awareness. This can lead to a better understanding of your past/present issues, together with a confidence to make informed choices about your future.
What to expect...
Counselling is about what you want from the session, it is your agenda, not mine. Usually, in the first session, I will explore your history with you, as I believe to understand our present patterns/beliefs/rules we need to understand our past. This will only be done with your consent and at your pace.
Counselling can often be an emotional experience, particularly when exposing past pains, it can also be an inspirational experience.
Many of my clients tell me they feel a sense of relief after the first session.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Schema-focused Cognitive Therapy and Person Centred are the theories that inform my practice.
There is NO obligation or expectation. After the first session, it's up to you.
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling 2005(Cognitive Behavioural Therapy model) accredited by Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body
I have over 17 years experience working with many different client issues, both in private practice and as a volunteer in charitable organisations.
I have worked with clients for a few weeks, several months, a year or more. As unique individuals, there is no set time for therapy, but in my experience, many people notice some change after a few sessions.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
£45.00 per session
Concessions offered for
As a guide...
Each session is 1 hour long
Sessions are usually weekly to begin with
Fee is £45 for 60 minute appointment
Discounted session rates available
Daytime and Evening appointments available. Working from home allows me to be very flexible with appointment times.
Everything you say is confidential. Exceptional circumstances may prevent me from seeking client consent to a breach of confidence, due to the urgency and seriousness of the situation.
As a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, I work within their strict ethical framework.
Parking always available, flexible appointment times.
Please contact me if you have any questions about the counselling process.