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(BA Hons, MSc in Counselling - Distinction), MBACP, EMDR

About me

I am an Integrative Counsellor and EMDR Therapist which means I can draw on a range of approaches and methods to best meet my clients individual needs. I have gained a MSc in Counselling with Distinction from Bangor University and an EMDR Qualification from the EMDR International Association. EMDR Therapy is recognised by organisations across the world as one of a very few forms of therapy as ‘Gold Standard’ ; including NICE (National Institute of Clinical Excellence in UK). I am able to see clients in my own private practice or online. I can provide counselling and psychotherapy for a wide range of issues, including: anxiety, stress, trauma, depression, etc. However, if you are still unsure if I can help you, then please get in contact for an informal discussion.

I know that accessing therapy can be very daunting at first, and it is therefore very important for me to create a warm, accepting, safe environment. All of my clients can expect the highest standards of professional care and ethical practice. I am constantly training and researching to ensure that I am aware of the most current and best therapeutic approaches, that have a solid scientific evidence base to indicate their effectiveness. I will tailor my approach to ensure I carefully address the issues clients bring to sessions and will strive to give each client the greatest opportunity to resolve any difficulties they bring. I have a strong problem solution approach and I work in close collaboration with the client to identify the therapy goals and to agree a plan of action to effectively address their difficulties. I encourage openness and honesty and we will review progress and will make any necessary changes to ensure the client gets maximum benefit from our time together.

What really motivates me as a therapist is supporting clients to finally become free from the issues negatively impacting on their lives (and which may have possibly been negatively impacting for many years) and supporting them to reach their true potential. A commitment to enabling the clients’ growth, development and change underpins my work. Although it can be challenging, engaging in therapy can be a very powerful and beneficial process for creating the necessary changes which can also help clients arrive at a place of much greater depth of happiness, fulfilment, well-being and self-acceptance. I aim to create relationships which places the client at the centre of the process and ensuring the client feels safe, respected and actively involved in deciding the direction of the therapy.

I genuinely welcome questions before clients decide to book any sessions with me. Please feel free to contact me, you will be assured of a warm and friendly response.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have gained a MSc in Counselling with Distinction from Bangor University. I have also gained an EMDR Therapy qualification which is recognised by NICE (National Institute of Clinical Excellence in UK), as ‘Gold Standard’ Therapy and also by prominent organisations across the world. 

I have also been involved in delivering the counselling skills module at Bangor University.

I have my own private practice (and can face-face-to face or online) and have also offer NHS staff Therapy. 

I have over 25 years experience of working with people with a wide range of complex difficulties and personal issues negatively impacting on their lives.

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Please get in contact if you feel you have an issue that hasn’t been listed. I could be the case that I am still able to provide therapy for your particular issues.

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Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Standard Fee for general Integrative Therapy is: £45

Specialist EMDR Therapy: £80

Reduced Fee for prove of unwaged or student: £35

When I work

I am now offering both face-to-face or online counselling and psychotherapy. I am flexible and have sessions available during the day and in the evening.

Further information

I am able to work with a wide range of issues affecting clients. I know that contacting a therapist for the first time can be daunting, but please get in contact to discuss any particular needs you may have or to ask any questions regarding the counselling or psychotherapy process. I am more than happy to respond. I strive to provide a responsive, warm, friendly, yet professional service.

42, Glanrafon, Bangor, LL57 1LH

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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