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About me

No one ever feels like they should have to ask for help, but life isn't always easy and there are times when we need someone to hear us. I understand how hard it can be to take that first step and make contact with a counsellor, having been a client myself.

I truly believe that counselling ' could be the best gift you ever give yourself.'
I have a special interest in life changes eg. leaving home, menopause, empty nest. I also have a lot of experience with anxiety and panic attacks and how this impacts on every area of your life. I will help you explore what's going on in your life that might be causing you to have these feelings. I offer warmth, understanding and no judgement.


I can't promise to make all your problems disappear; looking at our hopes and fears isn't easy, but by working together, I hope to ease that burden and help you find a better understanding of yourself and therefore a more fulfilling and contented life.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • CPCAB Level 5 Diploma in Counselling for Trauma with New Pathways (completes June 2021) an agency that provides a range of specialist counselling and advocacy services for women, men, children and young people who have been affected by rape or sexual abuse.
  • CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • I am currently a counsellor for Mind and New Pathways (an agency providing specialist counselling and advocacy services for women, men, children and young people who have been affected by rape or sexual abuse.)
  • Cruse Bereavement Care
  • I have personal experience of Health Anxiety and Generalised Anxiety Disorder and know that counselling can be of great benefit with these difficulties.
  • I have full DBS (CRB) check and hold current Public Liability & Professional Indemnity Insurance.
  • As a counsellor I understand the importance of continuous professional development (CPD). I attend courses and research topics, I feel will increase my experience and knowledge in helping clients realise their potential.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

BACP

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.

NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

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.

Therapies offered

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy

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Fees

£45.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Fees are £45 for a 1 hour session. £50 for an initial assessment session of 1 hour 30 mins.

I offer reduced rates for trainee counsellors

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

At present with online and telephone counselling, I can arrange sessions at most times of the day.  

Further information

I offer out of office hours; early morning starting at 7.30am.

114A High Street
Blackwood
Caerffili
NP12 1AF

Hengoed
Caerffili
CF82

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Mary Watkins Perspective Counselling (MNCS Accred)

Mary Watkins Perspective Counselling (MNCS Accred)