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– PG Dip, Accredited MBACP, Counselling & Supervision

About me

I am now offering online counselling via Skype or Zoom only regarding COVID19.

I am an experienced Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist. I offer Counselling  to clients and Supervision to other Counsellors. You will be welcomed into a warm, safe, trusting, non-judgemental, empathic, supportive environment this is necessary as foundation for counselling.

Counselling is not advice giving; you are in control and will make the choices. Together we will create a working relationship. It may have taken great courage for you to seek a counsellor, by looking here you have already taken the first step toward opening up a world of possibility and opportunity. We can work toward your goals.

I offer individual counselling, couples counselling and young people, and helped those to come to terms with such issues as depression, relationship issues such as affairs and betrayals or separation and divorce, anxiety, suicidal feelings and suicidal ideation, mental health issues, alcohol and substance misuse, self harm, eating disorders, sexual issues and sexual identity issues, trauma, physical and sexual abuse both adult and childhood, bereavement, loss, change, stress, low self esteem or self worth, OCD, and Aspergers syndrome to name a few.

Counselling can help give clarity on many different issues, counselling is a safe place to explore where you can feel supported, many clients find the process of talking to someone not already known to them hugely beneficial and this has enabled them to move forward with their lives, by exposing patterns of behaviour or out of date coping mechanisms, you can achieve something to build your hopes and desires and a new future upon. I will be there to support you through this time of change.

Supervision & Development

I take regular supervision to ensure I am adhering to the BACP ethical framework and refresh my knowledge and practice by undertaking continual professional development. I feel counselling for both adults and the young is beneficial, emotional well being goes hand in hand with an enriched, happy and healthier life.

Training, qualifications & experience

I completed my Post Graduate certificate in Counselling Skills (Level 6) and Post Graduate Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Level 7) at the University of Wales, Newport which is a BACP (British association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) accredited course and considered a centre of excellence within Wales for the subject.
I studied Psychodynamic, Humanistic and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy with Mindfulness. I have further integrated such approaches as Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Imaging Techniques and  allowing me to adapt a wide range of skills to the needs of each client, put simply I have a varied tool-bag of help.

Experience

In addition to running a private practice counselling Individual adults, couples, EAP,

I currently Supervise other counsellors both individual and group supervision for both the NHS and in my private practice. I receive monthly supervision for this in accordance with BACP requirements

  • I have presented workshops to other professionals on a variety of subjects including; Assertiveness, Mindfulness, Facing your Emotions, Suicide & Depression, Self-Harm and Aspergers Syndrome.
  • I am currently employed as a Supervisor previously as a counsellor by the NHS, within the 'Employee Wellbeing Service' and within the 'Primary Care' counselling service.
  • I have counselled students and staff at a university ages 17-retirement.
  • Children in a school environment ages 11 -18.
  • I volunteered for several years with the Samaritans a charity well known for talking to those with suicidal ideation and depression however much more diverse issues arise with clients who access the service.

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

Additional information

Individuals:  £45.00  per 50 minute session (£30.00 first session)

                  * £30.00 reduced fees.

   Couples:    £65.00  per 1hr session

                   *£50.00 reduced fees.

  *Full time students (over 18yrs)/ students embarking on a course of study which requires personal counselling.

When I work

Day or Evening

Further information

BACP Accredited Member

Barry, Vale of Glamorgan, CF63

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online

I am an experienced supervisor, Post Graduate Diploma in Consultative Supervision (BACP accredited course) studying at the University of South Wales

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