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BSc.(Hons), MBACP. Relational Counsellor

About me

I find being an older Counsellor a great advantage as I bring decades of life experience and understanding to my practice. I provide an accepting, welcoming environment, enabling you to feel comfortable and relaxed. I work with the emotions and experiences that we all live with at times, anxiety, loneliness, not 'being understood'. I appreciate the knocks that life gives us and will work with you to enable you to appreciate your strengths and resources; helping you to understand who you really are and how you can move on.

We never know what life will throw at us and counselling can provide that confidential space to examine ourselves, our feelings and our options. Nothing shocks a Counsellor! I will  support you through both chronic and short-term difficulties, enabling you to see your situation with new eyes.

As a wife and mother, I have experienced most of life's 'rites of passage' and together with my training, specialise in these life experiences, including trauma, and the relationships that surround them.

My spiritual orientation is Christian, but this does not intrude into the sessions unless clients wish it.

I have enhanced DBS clearance.

I am trained to provide remote counselling and following the success of this method during the past 18 months, am now working solely this way. It allows a greater flexibility of appointment times for clients and has proved to be very popular with them. I work online via Zoom, or by phone, whichever is most acceptable to the client.

Training, qualifications & experience

Counselling Skills 1 and 2.                      Bereavement Counselling

Mindfulness in Counselling

BSC.(Hons) in Systemic Counselling.

Systemic Counselling is the study of attributes and relationships and is particularly useful in working with family conflict and relationship issues.

ReWind trauma training.

Working with Couples.

Training in work with trauma and abuse, also depression and anxiety.


Remote counselling.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Developmental (childhood/family)  trauma.

Attachment difficulties.

Interpersonal communications.

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Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I offer a discretionary reduced rate on arrangement.

When I work

Face to face: Monday 10-5, Tuesday 2-9, Thursday 12-4. Friday 2-9.  Remote sessions by arrangement.

Cardiff, Caerdydd, CF23

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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