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About me

As a qualified Counsellor I am able to help with issues such as anxiety, depression, bereavement and addictions amongst others. However, my Person-Centred approach does not exclude other problems or issues which may affect us at some time in our lives and I work with each individual to deal with the issues affecting them.

I am trained in an “Integrative” style which means I can choose from a range of ways of working. This could include, for example, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Gestalt, using elements of creative therapies or Transactional Analysis (TA). We can decide between us which approach works best for you.

Being a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) I work within their standards of safe and ethical practice and I hope that each client will feel safe in the knowledge that their best interests are at the heart of everything that I and the BACP do.

I am currently not seeing clients face to face due to the health situation but am happy to offer telephone or video counselling.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling - Swansea University 2017

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

Online Pornography Addiction

Fees

From £40.00 to £45.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Individual telephone or online sessions £40

In-person availability by request priced at £45 per session .. this would be in Carmarthen

Concessions available - If you would find the above fees difficult to afford call me in complete confidence to discuss and we may be able work out a payment plan or a reduced fee.

When I work

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Please feel free to call any time, this phone is not monitored 24 hours a day so leave a short message if you like and I will get back to you.

Further information

Person-centred therapy

- also known as person-centred counselling or client-centred counselling - is a humanistic approach that deals with the ways in which individuals perceive themselves consciously rather than how a counsellor can interpret their unconscious thoughts or ideas. The client is the expert in their own life experience not the therapist.

Created in the 1950s, the person-centred approach ultimately sees human beings as having an innate tendency to develop towards their full potential. However, this ability can become blocked or distorted by our life experiences - particularly those that affect our sense of value.

Integrative Therapy

- or integrative counselling is a combined approach to psychotherapy that brings together different elements of specific therapies. Integrative therapists take the view that there is no single approach that can treat each client in all situations. Each person needs to be considered as a whole, and counselling techniques must be tailored to their individual needs and personal circumstances.

Essentially, integrative counsellors are concerned with tailoring therapy to their clients and not the client to the therapy

Carmarthen, Sir Gaerfyrddin, SA31

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

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Online platforms

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