My aim is to engage with you in the emotional space where you are. This can sometimes mean meeting with deep seated and difficult feelings, such as grief, anxiety, panic, rage, shame, or despair. Having done a great deal of training and therapy, and having a broad life experience, I am able to make myself fully available to work in these difficult places with you, and to help bring understanding to what has become stuck or confused. The invitation is to bring whatever you want to your session, and to let this evolve and unfold as the need arises.
Meetings are generally once a week for 60 minutes, the optimum routine for processing the work. Therapy can be short or long term. Most people feel safest just sitting and talking, as is traditional, but this can also be a very stirring experience, bringing challenge and support in equal measure. I have found working online, (or even on the telephone), can be very effective. I am prepared to explore any other options you need. However we meet, the task is to create a safe enough space for whatever you need to explore, such as…
• relationship problems
• low self-esteem
• suicidal feelings
• stress or anger
• work problems
• affects of abuse
• or bereavement
I practice from my home near Cefn Coch, and, increasingly, online. I aspire to offer a safe space, but it is really the emotional space that is important. My aim is to stay present and witness what you bring, so that together we can explore what needs to unfold to encourage healing. Everyone is unique: there are no formulas.
Please get in touch if you would like to meet and explore further.
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling, 2006;
Post Diploma award in Psychotherapeutic Counselling, 2007
Certificate in Embodied Relational Therapy, 2014
I’ve been practicing as a counsellor since 2005, and have 20+ years experience of consistently working through my own issues in a variety of settings, because it is my understanding that as a counsellor I can’t go with clients where I haven’t been myself. I consider this an essential part of what I can offer as a therapist.
I hold an Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic counselling and a post diploma award in psychotherapeutic counselling and embodied relational therapy, and continuing professional development certificates in subjects such as trauma therapy, developmental attachment and issues of separation and loss, relational enactment, spirituality, and supervision. I am an accredited member of the BACP, (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy), and on the BACP Register, and involved in ongoing professional development.
Registered / Accredited
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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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Somatic awareness, bodymind integration, spirituality.
My hourly fee is on a siding scale, from £45 to £65, payable weekly, or monthly by arrangement.
Couples, 60 minute session, £55 - £75
Flexible during weekdays.
I currently see individuals & couples, but not usually anyone under 18 years old.
I have spaces available on a flexible basis on weekdays & early evenings.
There is street parking outside, and toilet facilities, although not disabled access I'm afraid.
Please call and leave a message, or email for more details.