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I am a BACP Registered Counsellor & Psychotherapist. My aim is to offer a therapeutic experience that is safe, non-judgemental and accepting.
Life can be stressful, and many of us experience difficulties that leave us feeling confused and alone. Counselling can help and support you to explore these difficulties by offering you the opportunity to talk and share how you feel.
I have experience of working with a wide range of issues, including; loss and bereavement, trauma, abuse, dissociation, stress and anxiety, mental health issues, addictions, relationship issues, self-harm, anger management and low self-confidence.
Please feel free to contact me for a chat about your needs. I am happy to answer any enquiries and questions you may have.
"Sometimes it's the smallest decisions that change your life forever."
How I work
As an Integrative Counsellor, I combine theory and techniques from a variety of approaches, such as, CBT, Psychodynamic and Humanistic/Existential and integrate them into an approach that is flexible and tailored to meet your specific needs or goals. For those who find talking about distressing issues difficult, I also offer the option to work creatively, using art materials or phototherapy techniques.
I offer short-term or long-term therapy and will regularly check in with you to ensure you are getting what you need from therapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
BACP Register of Counsellors & Psychotherapists: Certificate Number: 149982
MA in Counselling (Integrative) - University of South Wales, Newport.
PG Diploma in Counselling (Integrative) - University of South Wales, Newport.
Certificate in Counselling Skills - University of South Wales, Newport.
Sensory Motor Psychotherapy
Solution focused brief therapy
Therapeutic Photography for Depression and Anxiety
Self Injury training
Working with substance misusers
Women in mental health
CACDP Stage 1&2 British Sign Language
My professional career has involved working with clients with a wide variety of issues, including those with serious mental health difficulties, sensory loss, childhood abuse, trauma, loss and bereavement, relationship issues, substance dependency, work related issues, self-harm, depression, stress and anxiety.
2016 - present Psychotherapist/counsellor in private practice
2017 - present Student counsellor at Bridgend College
2018 - present Student counsellor at University of South Wales
2019 - present Counsellor at Reflections Network - The Wallich
2018 - 2019 NHS Counsellor in GP surgeries, Bridgend
2018 - 2019 Counsellor at Time for Talking (EAP)
2013 - 2016 Therapist at Brynawel House Rehab (drug and alcohol)
Guest lecturer at University of South Wales
I am committed to updating my knowledge of counselling research and practice. I have a particular interest in trauma and dissociation and exploring creative strategies for living and thriving with a dissociative disorder.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Organised and ritual abuse
Individual £40 per session
Counselling students £30 per session (10 sessions)
Reduced fees are available although there maybe a waiting list for this service.
Tuesday-Friday 9am - 8pm
- I am committed to the BACP's Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling & Psychotherapy.
- I hold Professional Liability Insurance.