About me

Clarity Counselling has been established to set new standards in therapy for both individuals and organisations alike. Our philosophy is that each client has their own unique needs and circumstances therefore should have a tailored holistic plan created for them. Our service is provided by highly qualified and experienced therapists who share this philosophy.

Clarity has been established to provide a uniquely structured service for those individuals who wish to understand then learn to cope more effectively with life issues, such as:

  • depression or low mood
  • anxiety, panic and phobias
  • post traumatic stress and crisis management
  • low self-esteem and self-confidence
  • relationship difficulties
  • stress related issues at home or work
  • bereavement, grief and issues of loss
  • personality, body image and eating disorders

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Post Graduate Diplomas in Integrative Counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy & Supervision – CPCAB/University of Glos.
  • MA in Counselling & Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – University of Wales.
  • Diploma in Schema Focused Therapies – Jeffrey Young Institute.
  • Certificate in Families Focused Therapy – 2Gether NHS Trust.
  • Diploma in Working with Trauma & PTSD, City & Guilds.
  • PG Certificate in Working with Children & Young People – City & Guilds.
  • Member of British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy.
  • UK Registered Psychotherapist (UKRC) 

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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

I specialise in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) for the widest range of emotional and behavioural problems and offer over 20 years experience in the field of counselling & psychotherapies.

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Fees

From £30.00 to £50.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Fees are based on an individuals' ability to pay, and range between £30-50 per hour or session, generally 90 minutes in duration.

Keyworkers, those in full time education or not in employment and counsellors in training are offered further reductions in fees.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I am always prepared to flexible in the timing of sessions, offering evening and weekend appointments as required.

Further information

Clarity’s approach:                             
Clarity uses a cognitive behavioural approach to help tackle the difficulties you may be experiencing. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) can help you to change how you think (cognitions) and what you do (behaviours). These changes can help you feel better and enable you to lead the kind of life that is rewarding to you.

Together with your therapist you will learn to recognise the sort of errors of reasoning and thinking that maybe troubling you. By helping correct these errors and substitute more helpful thoughts and assumptions you will be able to develop the coping strategies to move forward. During treatment, your therapist will help you to learn how to challenge your irrational thoughts and to change your negative assumptions.

  There are a variety of ways of doing this and together you will identify the one that suits you best. This can sometimes be a slow and difficult process and might involve taking some risks to test your beliefs and ideas in order to determine how realistic they are. The benefits and rewards of learning how to control your life and problems will almost certainly compensate for the hard work that may be involved.

As you gradually eliminate the distortions in your thinking, you will develop an increasing confidence in your ability to handle situations in your life that previously caused difficulty. Unlike some of the other taking treatments, CBT focuses on the “here and now” and can help you to make sense of overwhelming problems by breaking them down into smaller parts.

Monmouth
Sir Fynwy
NP25

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Supervision

In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I am an experienced CBT Supervisor with over 20 years practice-based expertise in Supervised Practice.

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