About me

I'm a professional qualified integrative Counsellor, who is MBACP and MNCS registered. I have worked within the NHS sector in different positions for the past 20 years and provide a safe, non judgmental, confidential, and professional service situated in a surgery on Bridgend and a private setting in Margam

I use a variety of theoretical approaches in my practice to assist my clients with their presenting difficulties including; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic and Humanistic models. I recognise every client is unique so adjust and use models appropriate to meet their needs, allowing my clients many ways to challenge and work with their current issues in a way most conducive to their personality, thoughts and presenting mindset.

My aim is to allow my client to widen their lens, to understand their stressors and challenges and to work on strategies together, to break through their barriers they are facing in order to create acceptance and or to increase self awareness and feel stronger, and to have a greater compassion for themselves, which in turn will create change in their lives.

I am very passionate about my position and feel extremely privileged to listen to and to be a part of my clients' journey from a position of confusion and anxiety to a place of hope and well being.

I have excellent feedback on my service and have seen my clients shift from their initial assessment of negativity to over a period of long or short term work, depending on their needs, leave with hope in their current and future lives. Regaining their autonomy and taking control of their lives.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling - ( accredited by the National Counselling society ).

Currently:

Private practice in Margam.

Approved Counsellor for Police firearms officers Association PFOA

Approved Counsellor for Red Arc agency

Approved Counsellor for EAP clients

Pre Covid -

Private Practice in Oaktree GP surgery

Counsellor in Porthcawl Counselling outreach service based in Maesteg

Volunteer Counsellor in Porthcawl counselling service - Ty Elis

Company name is Misneach counselling.

Attended further education and BACP CPD video presentations;

Cruse "Bereavement and Death in the Military" course.  2019

Ethical Practice course - Ty Elis in-house training.  2019

Treating intrusive thoughts and the inner critical voice - NCS 2019

Eating disorders introductory training Ty Elis in house training  2019

Trauma : its impact and treatment - Dr. Dorey AFT Cymru  2019

BACP hub seminars; love and its shadows, The emotional legacy of child abuse 2020

BACP hub video presentation ASD: presentatations in the therapy room and the adaptations practitioners can make - Eirian Teague 2020

Emotional Deepening  - An embodied approach to healing Masterclass - Shauna Quigley  2021

Understanding Autism: Making your practice Autism - Friendly  ACCPH  June 2021

Working Safely with your Clients Inner Child workshop - Frances Townsend July 2021

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

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.

Fees

£45.00 per session
Free initial in-person or online session

Additional information

Introductory session of half an hour free of charge if requested

Cost per session face to face  £45

Cost per session Telephone or video call  £35

Will reduce fee if block booking made.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night
  • Monday to Friday 9.30am til 3.30pm
  • Evenings 6.30 til 8.30
  •  Sunday 5.30 pm til 8.30 pm

Margam
Bridgend
SA13

Oak Tree Surgery
Brackla
Bridgend
CF31 2PQ

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples

Key details

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.

Lift available

Sarah Bluff

Sarah Bluff