I am a humanistic counsellor and a registered member of the BACP, offering individual face to face therapy to adults. I have worked with a wide range of people of all ages and with an equally wide variety of issues.
Maybe you are experiencing disturbing or painful feelings or emotions and are looking for support through a difficult patch in your life? Stress, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, bereavement and abuse, among other difficulties, can all take their toll on our ability to live our lives fully.
Having someone to share and understand the challenges that life presents us with can be a fundamental need for all of us.
As a therapist I aspire to fully understand and share whatever you bring in a confidential manner without judgment and to use my training and experience to support you in achieving your goals.
Together, if you wish, we can explore the painful parts of your experiences and you can decide what movement, if any, you may wish to make towards making change.
For me there is no ‘agenda’ to be followed or strategy to be put in place only deep respect and acceptance for you as a fellow human being, an aspiration to understand your world as if it were my own and a commitment to being fully present with you during our time together.
My clients have come for many different reasons from general personal growth to specific problems facing them at the time.
I have experience working both in a general counselling setting and also specifically with bereavement, loss and the life changes which can follow. My background and professional training lends itself to an integrative approach to counselling calling on various schools of psychotherapy to provide what best suits my client's needs.
My approach relies on establishing a safe and supportive therapeutic alliance with my clients. This I aspire to help build as we share the issues that are to be addressed. I believe it is the bedrock of the therapy itself and why your choice of therapist is so important.
I offer sessions on a flexible basis with the number of sessions dependent on the needs or wishes of the client. This is negotiated and reviewed, when appropriate, during the term of the therapy.
If you would like to find out more there is further info. on my website above.
You can contact me by phone on my mobile or email me using the link above.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA(Hons) Degree in Counselling - 2016 University of Wales Trinity St David's
Foundation Degree in Counselling – 2014 University of Wales Trinity St David's (BACP Accredited)
Certificate in Individual Psychology – 2011 Adlerian Society of Wales
Introduction to Adlerian Counselling – 2010 Adlerian Society of Wales
Currently studying for a Masters degree in Psychotherapeutic Practice - UWTSD
Counselling Young People - UWTSD
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy - UWTSD
Working with Trauma; Perspectives from Neuropsychology - UWTSD
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training – LivingWorks
Emotion Focussed Therapy – CCS
Transactional Analysis 101 – UKATA
Volunteer Mentoring – SOVA Cymru
Understanding the Impact of Childhood Sexual Abuse and Working Safely and Sensitively with Adult Survivors Parts 1 & 2 – Seren Wales
Bereavement Group Facilitation - Cruse
I have worked in a voluntary capacity as a counsellor for Pembrokeshire Counselling Service, Cruse Bereavement Care and as a mentor on behalf of SOVA and the Wales Probation Trust.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Carers / Helpers - Parkinsons Disease
Introductory 30 minute phone call free
Initial 50 minute session £25 thereafter my fees are £50 per 50 minute session although some concessionary rates are available.
Late cancellations (less than 24hrs notice) may be charged.
Car Parking - Off street parking
Accessible Offices/Wheelchair access - Yes
Additional Languages - None
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am available weekdays 1300-2100hrs Saturdays 0900-1300hrs
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|