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Systemic Counsellor | Clinical Supervisor BSc PGDip

About me

Hello and welcome to my page 

It can feel daunting to contact a therapist and consider that you may need support, but a simple telephone conversation will provide an opportunity to speak with me about any issues or concerns you wish to work on or resolve. I will explain the process of counselling and then we can arrange a convenient time to meet and discuss a suitable time framework for us to work within.

Perhaps you are overwhelmed by the pressures of life, stuck in a rut, repeating negative patterns, or trying to find a way out of anxiety or depression.

Are you using drugs or alcohol excessively and you don’t know why, or you do know why but don’t feel able to share with those around you?

Maybe you just don’t feel like ‘you’ and no one seems to be hearing you.

You may be having relationship difficulties, suffering a bereavement, feeling isolated, lonely, or simply want to work out why things are always happening to you?

Do you feel that now is the time to become unstuck in the life you have and make changes in how you relate to yourself and relate to the people around you?

Change is scary, and may seem terribly difficult when you feel that you are at your lowest but you are worth it – so let’s work it out – together!


My Approach

I am a qualified, experienced Systemic Therapist and Clinical Supervisor with a flexible approach, which includes solution focused, psychodynamic, narrative and behavioural ideas. My therapeutic practice is relational and client centred and I offer a non-judgemental, caring and confidential supportive way of working. Together we can work to uncover how you have arrived where you are and discover how best to activate the resources you have to get to where you want to be.

You may be experiencing

  • Relationship issues
  • depression
  • Isolation and loneliness
  • loss, bereavement or serious illness
  • Substance misuse and dependency
  • anxiety and stress
  • overwhelming or unmanageable feelings
  • feeling stuck or lacking focus or direction
  • feelings of low confidence, low self-esteem or worthlessness
  • physical or emotional abuse
  • unresolved issues from the past
  • Trauma, PTSD, Complex PTSD
  • personal differences with colleagues or redundancy

Training, qualifications & experience

BSc(Hons) in Systemic Counselling

PG Dip Clinical Supervision

DBT Intensive Training - British Isles DBT Training

PG Cert in Systemic Practice

Registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP)

A systemic practitioner with significant experience within NHS, Local Authority and private practice. 

Member organisations

BACP

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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Couples work

DBT for emotional dysregulation

Fees

£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Sessions are 60 minutes in length

Fees are as follows;

Individual    £60.00 per session
Couple        £70.00 per session

Clinical Supervision £60.00 per session

I am committed to supporting counsellors in training and offer a reduced rate, please contact me.

Pre-booked appointments cancelled or not attended without 24 hour prior notice are charged at the full rate.

When I work

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Morning
Afternoon
Evening
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Face to face sessions now available

Online sessions also available

Evening and Weekend sessions available

Further information

For more information, please visit www.thewalespractice.com

Bridgend, Pen-y-bont Ar Ogwr, CF32

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online

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