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MBACP (accred) Counselling, Therapy & Supervision

About me

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…

   •    anxiety
   •    depression
   •    relationship problems   
   •    identity
   •    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.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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

Somatic awareness, bodymind integration, spirituality.

Fees

Additional information

My hourly fee is on a siding scale, from £50 to £70, payable weekly, or monthly by arrangement.

Couples, 60 minute session, £60 - £80

When I work

Flexible during weekdays.

Further information

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.

Plas Helyg, Cefn Coch, Welshpool, Powys, SY21 0AJ

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

I provide consultation with other experienced or trainee therapists face to face or online.

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