Hi, I am a fully qualified and experienced Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist (Level 7), providing a confidential and professional counselling service for adults, children and young people. I also offer professional Supervision to other Counsellors. .
My Counselling practice aims to give you the opportunity to explore your problems, distresses or any difficult situations that you are experiencing in a confidential, non-judgmental, safe and supportive environment.
As a Counsellor I feel privileged to be part of your journey and work to facilitate you through your difficulties so that they become more manageable. Working together we can find creative and positive ways forward by looking at your problems from different perspectives to find meaning in your life, and/or help you aquire new skills/techniques to assist you in overcoming the issues you are facing. Problems sometimes go on for a long time and you cannot see a way out of them or they can make you feel out of control, but CHANGE IS POSSIBLE.
How I work
I am a Relational Integrative Counsellor which means I am able to combine theory and techniques from a variety of major theoretical approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Person Centred and Psychodynamic and integrate them into a single approach. This has the advantage of being incredibly flexible and creative in my practice and tailor my work to your specific needs or goals.
Feel free to take a look at Client Testimonials on my webpage www.thelisteninghelper.co.uk
Training, qualifications & experience
Education & Training
Post Graduate Diploma in Consultative Supervision, University of South Wales (Level 7 - BACP accredited)
Post Graduate Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Integrative), University of Wales, Newport (Level 7 - BACP accredited)
Post Graduate Certificate in Counselling skills, University of Wales, Newport (Level 6 - BACP accredited)
BA Honours Degree, University of Gloucester
BTEC Counselling Skills, Neath Port Talbot College
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASSIST)
NLP Hypnotherapy - NLP VISION
NLP Life Coaching - NLP VISION
How To Do Counselling Online: A Coronavirus Primer - Advanced Level OER Course - Open University/BACP
As a Counsellor I also undertake continuous professional development (CPD) to expand and maintain my skills and knowledge.
Having established my own private practice I am currently self employed.
I have continuous experience of providing counselling and psychotherapy to children, young people, adults and families to a diverse range of organisations such as Local Authorities (Child and Youth Counsellor/Social Services), GPs / NHS, Charities and Organisations, Employment Assistance Programmes, Businesses, as well as individual clients, couples and family referrals.
I have counselled clients from a wide range of ages, ethnicities and cultures, and these experiences have given me the tools to communicate freely with people and help them open up on the whole range of issues that affect their lives. In particular I have experience of counselling clients through issues such as childhood trauma, anger management, domestic abuse, abuse, self harm, relationship issues, self esteem, social phobias, loss and change, depression, negative thoughts, anxiety/panic disorder, stress, road traffic accidents, bereavement, PTSD/trauma, Personality Disorders, sexual orientation, suicidal thoughts, work issues and health issues.
I am a professional Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work within their ethical framework for good practice.
I attend regular Supervision sessions to help develop and focus my practice and ensure that I am working ethically with clients.
I have professional liability insurance and a DBS check.
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
I also provide Mindfulness Meditation, NLP Hypnotherapy and Coaching within my practice.
£40.00 per session
Concessions offered for
£40 per session for Face to Face Individual Counselling
£40 per session for Online/Video call and Telephone Counselling
£40 per session for Agencies/EAP's/Companies/Charities & Solicitors
£30 per session for trainee student counsellors embarking on personal therapy for their course requirements.
Hours of work are: Mon, Wed & Thurs 9 am - 7pm; Tues & Fridays 9am - 5pm.
Deciding to make an appointment with a Counsellor and taking those few steps into Counselling can seem daunting. Even if you are not ready to book an appointment, are feeling apprehensive or just want some information, feel free to get in touch either via email, phone or text and we can talk about how counselling could work for you.