About me

For me, working as a therapist means listening to the things that people have gone through and found difficult to talk about. Sometimes we just need to be able to process and better understand the things that have been confusing or even distressing.  Therapy sessions can help by exploring or untangling difficult experiences and the focus will be on trying to help you make sense of these things. This can lead to broader perspectives and deeper understanding which in turn can give us a sense of clarity.

I'm trained as integrative therapist and therefore use different methods based upon the people and issues I work with. The process is underpinned by getting to know and understand you within safe confidential boundaries.

I am a bilingual (Welsh and English) counsellor registered with the BACP.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have extensive experience of working with bereavement/grief and Traumatic Bereavement, which was the focus of my Masters degree.  I also work with other wide-ranging issues including Anxiety, Depression, Dissociation, Identity problems, Self Esteem, Stress, Trauma and work related issues.

I work in private practice and with:

  • The School of Hard Knocks - Working on the Reaching your Potential project.
  • PAM Wellbeing - Associate Counsellor
  • Gloucestershire County Council Counselling Team
  • Cruse Bereavement Care - Supervisor
  • Mind - Supervisor

I have also worked with Tenovus and in the NHS (Cardiff and the Vale University Health Board). Before embarking on a career in counselling I worked as a primary school teacher in various roles including Additional Learning Needs Co-ordinator and Deputy Headteacher.

Training at CSTD Bath - Diploma Supervision

Advanced Diploma in Intersubjective Counselling.

MA Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Skills.

B.Ed Science and NPQH.

Member organisations

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.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Students £40 per session

Trainee Counsellors £40 per session

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

With the ongoing situation with COVID-19 I can offer online video or telephone sessions.  

Further information

I am bilingual and able to converse in Welsh as well as English. Cymraeg yw fy mamiaith ac felly gallaf gynnig gwasanaeth trwy gyfrwng y Gymraeg.

Cardiff
Caerdydd
CF24

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Additional languages

Cymraeg

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