I am a BACP registered integrative counsellor and a qualified mindfulness teacher. My post graduate training was at the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice at Bangor University, and with the University of Massachusetts Centre for Mindfulness. I am currently doing a Post Graduate Certificate in supervision at the Centre for Supervision and Team Development, Bath.
I see individual clients for counselling and I integrate various therapeutic approaches to suit the individual needs of my clients. I focus mainly on the present moment whilst keeping my client's therapeutic goals in mind and addressing any material arising from their past as necessary. I have over 30 years of experience working and teaching in the creative arts.
Some benefits of counselling include greater self-awareness and understanding, developing better coping strategies, relief from anxiety and depression, release from the past, greater intimacy and openess in relationships, improved self-acceptance, relief from phobias and panic attacks, managing pain, better overall health and an increased sense of freedom and happiness.
I teach 8-week mindfulness courses to groups of up to 30 students and I also teach mindfulness to individual clients on a 1-to-1basis.
I am currently studying for a Post Graduate Certificate in Supervision and offer individual and group supervision to a range of therapists, healthcare workers and organisations.
I provide a free initial half hour assessment and can accommodate weekend and evening appointments. Contact me to discuss how counselling might be helpful for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills, 2011
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies, 2011
Cruse Bereavement Support Training, 2012
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, 2013
Post Graduate Certificate in Mindfulness-Based Approaches, 2015
Supervision Certificate for Cruse Bereavement Care, 2015
7-Day MBSR Teacher Training Retreat; Centre for Mindfulness (CFM), UMass, 2016
Post Graduate Certificate in Supervision; CSTD Bath, 2017
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Appointments are available between 9 and 5 during the week and also on evenings and weekends
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I offer clinical supervision to individual therapists, and to groups, including healthcare workers and organisations.View supervision profile