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PGDIP Counselling, Children/Young People & Adults, MBACP

About me

Experienced in counselling adults, children/adolescents, I am an integrative therapist able to tailor my approach to your individual needs. Working with a wide range of issues including, anxiety, depression, trauma and abuse.   I draw from various theoretical approaches such as Psychodynamic, Person Centred and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). I am passionate about my work, and I believe the counselling relationship to be essential in aiding you in your difficulties, so choosing the right therapist for you is important.

You can choose just an initial consultation for you to decide if I am the right therapist for you, with no obligation to continue. I am approachable and down to earth; I offer a safe environment where you are valued, listened to and accepted without judgement. We will explore your difficulties within a time frame that work's for you, short or long term, and you can change this at any time.

The therapy I provide will be individual to you, not just theoretically; also in the way we work together. We can achieve this by using talking therapy and/or creative therapy, it is completely your choice. Whichever you choose I work collaboratively where together we will explore your goals and discuss how best to help you, you will not be alone. Exploration of the difficulties you are facing can encourage new perspectives, which enable you to move forward with increased insight, which can help promote acceptance and/or change.

Training, qualifications & experience


Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People
Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling
Advanced Certificate in Counselling
Intermediate Certificate in Counselling
Level 3 Certificate in Couples Counselling
Certificate in Developmental Psychology
Certificate in Abnormal Psychology
Certificate in Social Psychology

I began working in various voluntary settings in 2012, while training for the diploma in integrative counselling. During this time I worked with adults presenting with a broad range of issues including trauma, family and sexual abuse, anxiety, and depression .  Later, after completing the children’s and young people’s course in 2014, I began working in the school based and community settings where I have gained experience in counselling children and young people between 5-18 years of age presenting with low self esteem , bullying , suicidal ideation etc.  In addition, I gained experience mentoring student counsellors.  Currently,  I work in secondary schools, and from my private practice, counselling adults , children, and adolescents presenting with varying issues.


Member organisations

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

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Anxiety , Suicidal ideation,

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

£30 first session( taster) 

£45 per (50 minute) session thereafter

Concessions are available to  counselling students and the unemployed. 


Experience in supporting trainee student counsellors

When I work

Daytime and Evenings

Further information

Registered Member of the BACP
I have an up to date enhanced DBS certificate

My continued professional development has covered the following areas...  

Families First Training
LSCB Training
Domestic Abuse Training  
CAMHS Training day
Raising awareness of Asperger Syndrome
Stop It Now Training  
Peter Jenkins Lecture - Counselling and the law    
Self -Harm Training
Barnardos B@1 Drugs and Alcohol Training  
Safeguarding Training
Safeguarding children level 2.                                                                                    Working with Trauma, Dissociation and Psychosis                                          Cultural awareness in safeguarding.                                                                          Treating PTSD,Trauma,Phobias with the rewind technique                                      Providing Trauma - informed care                                                                            Advanced training for Trauma Treatment of Complex PTSD                                      Sexual abuse in children

Cardiff, Caerdydd, CF24

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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Online platforms

Skype
Zoom
Microsoft Spaces
Whatsapp