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About me

I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor based in Carmarthen. I have 12 years counselling experience and for 8 years I have provided group and individual supervision to other counsellor practitioners. I have extensive experience in the caring professions, formerly working as a nurse and health visitor.

I have a particular interest and counselling experience in working with clients who:

  • are experiencing conflict in relationships
  • wish to explore personal development
  • are experiencing difficulties with life transitions/losses
  • are bereaved
  • have postnatal depression
  • are carers
  • have health challenges
  • are experiencing anxiety and depression

I use a range of approaches and interventions and adapt these to a person’s individual needs. I aim to provide warm, supportive environment, in which clients can gain greater insight and awareness, bringing them the possibility of change and growth.

I place an importance on keeping my professional knowledge and practice up to date, and have completed training in:

  • working with couples
  • mindfulness in counselling
  • working with anxiety and depression
  • bereavement through suicide
  • re-wind training for trauma

Approaches and Interventions used:

  • Mindfulness
  • Transactional Analysis
  • Solution Focused
  • Systems approach
  • Creative approaches inc therapeutic writing
  • Person centred approach
  • Psychodynamic

Training, qualifications & experience

RGN, RSCN, Registered Health Visitor

Higher National Diploma in Integrative Counselling, 

Diploma in Counselling Supervision

Certificate in Bereavement Care (Cruse)

Registered Member MBACP (Accred)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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).

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Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

Additional information

  • Counselling: £30 first session, £35 thereafter for 60 minute sessions ( concessions available)
  • Supervision: £40 for 1 ½ hour session

Further information

Availability: Day and evening appointments available

Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire, SA31

Type of session

In person
Online

Key details

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