The foundation to my therapy is a Humanistic/Person Centred Approach. I believe that ultimately the client is the expert in the room. By offering warmth, understanding and by being genuine, I can help you reconnect with your inner resources to find your own way forward. I do not offer direct advice or give opinions as I believe in empowering the client to follow their own path.
Using an integrative approach I also believe other therapies hold enormous value and I can utilise these when working with clients who may benefit from these.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) can be particularly useful for clients coping with anxiety and depression. For those clients that this may benefit we would be looking at introducing life-long tools to be used immediately and in the long term, enabling you to see a brighter future and reach your own state of balance and emotional well-being.
Psychodynamic counselling would look at patterns in behaviour and perhaps exploring your past. This approach stresses the importance of the unconscious and past experience in determining current behaviour. We may focus on childhood relationships with parents and/or other significant people.
As well as these approaches I have experience in Cognitive Analytical Therapy (CAT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and Mindfulness.
I have experience and interest in working with the following areas:
- Low Self Esteem
- Self-Harm/Suicidal Thoughts
- Grief, Loss and Bereavement
- Relationship Issues
- Stress at Work, General Life Stresses
- Significant Life Changes
Whatever the difficulties you are currently facing, please feel free to get in touch and allow yourself the opportunity to see whether we can work together to make the changes you desire.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor having completed my Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling at Coleg Gwent, which is a model combining elements of humanistic, psychodynamic, relational and cognitive behaviour therapy.
I have also achieved a Degree is Systemic Counselling at the University of South Wales. Systemic counselling seeks to address people not only on the individual level, but also as people in relationships, dealing with the interactions of groups and their interactional patterns and dynamics.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Counselling Session Details:
Fees for Face to Face Counselling are £50 per session, paid before each session commences.
Online and Telephone Counselling is £40 for up to 50 minutes.
One to one.
Private and confidential.
50 minutes long and usually once per week.
Contracted; a contract will be explained on the first session and you will be provided with a signed paper copy.
Week Days and Evenings
As a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, I strictly adhere to their Ethical Framework for Good Practice.
I hold an enhanced DBS certificate, full Indemnity Insurance and, as part of both my professional and personal care and development, I receive regular supervision.