I offer psychological therapy and counselling to people who want a chance to explore in depth, emotional issues they are experiencing, or who think it might help them to have a psychological understanding of difficulties in their everyday lives. During the first session, we would discuss the problem and develop an understanding of why it is happening. This will help us to understand whether counselling is the right course of action for you. I provide friendly and compassionate support through this process, as well as gentle encouragement to develop new ways of understanding what you are experiencing. I also help people to explore challenging issues that can be difficult to discuss with others in one's life.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have practised as a clinical psychologist for almost 20 years in the NHS. This has given me a broad range of experience. I specialise in the field of eating disorders, and also have worked with many people who are suffering from the effects of past trauma, abuse, or who are going through depression or anxiety.
Registered / Accredited
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Health and Care Professions Council
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I hold sessions in the evenings and weekends only.
I can offer therapy in the medium of Welsh as well as English. I am also a sound therapist registered with the College of Sound Healing and can incorporate sound relaxation methods into the therapy sessions if desired.