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MBBCh, MBACP, PG Dip in Therapeutic Counselling (Integrative)

About me

Hi, I'm Sally.

Sometimes we can reach a point in our lives where problems seem to be stopping us moving forward and often those closest to us are the hardest people to talk to.

These are strange times at the moment and there are many additional challenges to life.  Unfortunately due to the COVID-19 pandemic I am unable to offer face to face sessions currently but I can offer telephone or zoom sessions.

I am a warm and empathic professionally qualified counsellor. I am also a professional member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) and work within their ethical framework for good practice.

I enjoy working with people from different age groups, backgrounds and cultures and have a genuine interest in people.

I offer counselling in a safe and confidential environment where I can help you explore your thoughts and feelings to gain understanding and to help you move forward in a positive way.

As a Relational Integrative Counsellor I take an holistic approach - where we not only look at the presenting problems but also explore your past and present and your future hopes.  I will help you to develop a true understanding of your difficulties and how to move forward. Using an integrative approach means bringing together compatible elements from CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy), person-centred and relational psychodynamic approaches, tailoring this to each individual's needs. Counselling is about being truly listened to in a non-judgmental way but can also be creative and fun. Counselling is a collaborative process between client and counsellor, not a programme dictated by me. We go at a pace that suits you and the number of sessions varies.

You may or may not be familiar with counselling so  initially we have a session to talk through the counselling process and for you to start to share the issues that are concerning you. If you feel that I am the right person to help you then we will work together to set some goals which we review regularly as the sessions progress.

Training, qualifications & experience

Professional Qualifications

Postgraduate Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Integrative) fro The University of Wales, Newport (BACP accredited).

Member of BACP


I am a firm believer in continued personal and professional development to maintain and improve my knowledge and skills in order to provide the best service I can for my clients. I attend regular courses to achieve this. I have attended courses including mindfulness, imagery, motivational interviewing, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy and couples therapy and incorporate this knowledge into my practice. I continue to expand my knowledge in order to help clients in the best way I can.

All my previous work has been in caring professions.

Counselling experience
I have experience as an Associate Counsellor at a number of agencies, including:-

  • Tenovus (working to help people affected by cancer)
  • MIND (helping people with mental health difficulties)
  • Headway (working with individuals and family members affected by acquired brain injury)

Member organisations


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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Brain injury


Additional information

Introductory session £40
Subsequent sessions £50 per 60 minute session.
Discounts may be available for students.
For couples prices are £50 for initial session and further sessions £65

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Available for daytime and early evening sessions.

Working via zoom or telephone mainly until September.

Further information

These may be available on enquiry.

Talking Therapy, 178a Whitchurch Road, Heath, Cardiff, CF14 3NB

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults