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 ).
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
Registered / Accredited
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National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
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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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£45.00 per session
Free initial in-person or online session
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.
- Monday to Friday 9.30am til 3.30pm
- Evenings 6.30 til 8.30
- Sunday 5.30 pm til 8.30 pm