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About me

There are times when we struggle to cope with certain aspects of our lives, and we can feel sad and alone with our problems, talking to a counsellor can help. As a qualified Integrative Counsellor and member of the BACP, I believe a trusting supportive therapeutic relationship that is full of empathy and acceptance can provide a safe and collaborative place to process thoughts and feelings. I can help you explore your difficulties and look at how your past may be influencing your present, encourage and enable you to move forward with greater insight and awareness which in turn can help with self-acceptance and change. I work with a variety of issues including anxiety, stress, depression, relationship issues, bereavement & loss, low self-esteem, low self-confidence, self-worth, trauma and attachment and have experience in counselling adults and young people and also those with Asperger’s Syndrome.

As an Integrative counsellor I draw from various theoretical approaches including Humanistic approaches like Person Centered and Gestalt, Psychodynamic and some CBT aspects along with the use of creative methods to aid in therapeutic exploration, all to suit you and your needs. The most important aspect of my counselling practice is the relationship co-created between therapist and client.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling Children & Young People (University of South Wales) 2017
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy (University of South Wales) 2016
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Counselling (University of South Wales) 2014
  • BA (HONs) Contemporary Textile Practice (University of Wales Institute, Cardiff) 2000


  • Lead Counsellor - TalkingZone School Based Counselling Service
  • Counsellor - South Wales Counselling And Psychotherapy
  • Associate counsellor - Newport Independent School Based Counselling Service
  • Counsellor - Newport Community Counselling Service

Member organisations


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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.


Additional information

Counselling sessions cost £40 per counselling hour
Concessions available for therapy students requiring counselling as part of their course


Daytime and evening counselling sessions available

Further information

Please get in touch with any questions you have

Registered Member of BACP

Up to date DBS certificate


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Maddy Dutkowski

Maddy Dutkowski