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CPsychol, RN (Mental Health & Adult), MBACP, EMDR Therapist

About me

* I am working online only for therapy and EMDR*

I believe in working within a relational way to help you process, recover, heal and grow. Deep empathy and a non-judgemental approach are at the heart of my practice. I will value working with you every step of the way. My approaches stem from my core values as a person; relational, person-centred and compassionate to help you explore yourself and your relationship with others. You may feel like the same problems and relationship patterns keep repeating themselves, despite your best efforts to move on with your life. You may not be quite able to define exactly what you are feeling, or your emotions might seem overwhelming, as if you cannot understand or control them. This often involves experiencing deep sadness, sorrow, anger, shame and guilt.

I am trained in a variety of therapies including Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and other approaches. I am also experienced in working with people who have experienced trauma (using trauma-focused CBT) and am a qualified Eye Movement Desensitisation Re-processing (EMDR therapist) working towards accreditation.  I also work with Flash Technique another EMDR intervention. This means I can work with you in ways that meet your needs and preferences.

I will work at a pace which suits you and for however long you need whether that be short term or open ended. I practice in a warm, relaxed and caring way, with my focus on you being in the driving seat to help you.

I receive supervision in CBT, integrative counselling and EMDR via accredited supervisors to maintain my registrations and ensure my practice is within the BACP ethical guidelines and to ensure your safety. I also regularly attend CPD study days to ensure my practice is evidence based and current.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications

  • PhD Health Psychology: Motivational Interviewing in adolescents with Type 1 diabetes. supervised by Professors John Gregory and Steve Rollnick (Cardiff University, College of Medicine)
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (Cardiff University)
  • Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy (University of South Wales)
  • Levels 1-4 EMDR training (EMDR Europe and UK Accredited EMDR Training)
  • Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (London)
  • Certificate in Counselling (London)
  • MSc Health Psychology (University of Bath)
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology (University of Wales Institute, Cardiff UWIC)

Professional Registrations

  • Chartered Psychologist British Psychological Society (CPsychol)
  • Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (AFBPsS)
  • Registered Member BACP (MBACP)
  • Registered Nurse: Mental Health (current NMC registered)
  • Registered Nurse: Adult (current NMC registered)
  • Member of EMDR Association UK and Ireland

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

  • PTSD
  • Chronic depression
  • Chronic illness and pain

Fees

From £60.00 to £100.00
Free initial online session

Additional information

EMDR £90 per 90 minute session/ £75 per hour online via a world leading RemotEMDR platform. See: https://www.remotemdr.com/online-therapy/

Counselling/psychotherapy/CBT £60 per 1 hour session.  The initial session is 90 minutes and is £90.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I work flexibly online although do not work weekends, Mondays and Tuesdays in the day. I receive supervision on some Friday mornings. I work up to 8.30 in the evening. 

Further information

I have a long-standing career in mental health spanning more than 30 years initially as an adult nurse, then as a mental health nurse, chartered psychologist, researcher and academic in mental health and psychology.  I have also held my own independent practice in health psychology specialising in behaviour change. I have worked with people experiencing a wide range of issues over these years from mild to severe and enduring mental health difficulties and have used a variety of different helping approaches under supervision.  I also work with the media to offer my expertise in different mental health areas related to research or clinical practice.  My published research as an academic has been in the areas of mental health, behaviour change and delivery of psychological interventions.

I am now working online only using Zoom and EMDR platforms.

LLantwit Major, Vale of Glamorgan, CF61

2 Fitzalan Road, Cardiff, Caerdydd, CF24

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

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Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom