I am a qualified counsellor who has been working as a volunteer counsellor in Porthcawl for the past three years. Prior to counselling, I was a qualified nurse for almost 20 years before studying for my Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling in Porthcawl.
I use an integrative approach to counselling, and tailors therapy to meet the needs of my client. I acknowledge individuality and that everyone has differing needs and goals of therapy. I provide a safe and supportive environment for you to explore any issues or distress which may be affecting you at this time. I can offer a warm, genuine and caring approach, providing empathy and understanding in a non-judgemental way with the goal being that you feel heard, valued and safe in your therapy. We will work together and at your pace, with whatever you choose to bring.
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Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (2017) accredited with National Counselling Society
ASIST trained (suicide first aid)
Surviving Childhood Abuse training
Dealing with Distress: Working with Self-Harm and Suicide training
Cruse Bereavement training
Cruse Bereavement and Death in the Military training
In house training with Ty Elis Counselling
Ethical Practice (Ty Elis Counselling)
Safeguarding children and Young People
Working with Metaphor
Counselling the older person
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. 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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Generally my availability is Monday through to Friday until 6pm. Some evening appointments available.
Please contact me for more information.
Therapy can be challenging, and I consider it a privilege and honour to walk your journey with you from despair and confusion, to hope and clarity. Through therapy you can be listened to, heard and understood, and explore your thoughts and feelings in a safe place. You can discover more confidence, increase your self esteem build better relationships, reduce your anxiety regaining balance, developing healthy coping strategies and taking control of your life.
I have worked with many clients presenting with a wide range of difficulties stress, anxiety, loss and bereavement of family, friends, pets, various forms of abuse, mental and physical health issues, depression, addictions, pregnancy related issues, low self esteem and confidence to name but a few. I undertake both long and short term work as required.
In addition to my private practice, I also work as an associate counsellor with Ty Elis Counselling, Porthcawl and have previously worked in GP surgeries and in a school as a Counsellor. I have found my extensive nursing career has helped me gain deeper understanding of the effects of both mental and physical health and has allowed me to work non-judgementally, treating everyone with respect and dignity.
My practice is Asha Counselling Services. I am registered with the NCS, fully insured and DBS checked. I have had lots of positive feedback from clients I have worked with, and look forward to working with you too.