Hi, I'm Shaun, I am a qualified, experienced person-centred therapeutic counsellor.
I appreciate that personal situations can be extremely difficult and overwhelming.
As an empathic, non-judgemental and professional therapeutic counsellor, I am here to assist you on your personal journey. My aim is to provide a safe, confidential space to assist you in working through your individual needs.
I work using an integrative approach, meaning I incorporate skills from a range of approaches including person-centred, cognitive behavioural therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy and gestalt therapy.
I am here to help you, so please contact me with any concerns you may have.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a member of the BACP, and I work within the BACP framework for ethical practice providing counselling to adults and young people over the age of 16.
I work within a specialist substance misuse agency and work privately within the Bridgend area. I have considerable, ongoing experience working with addictions, anxiety, depression, domestic abuse, personal and work-related stress and trauma.
I have 7 years of ongoing experience within a charitable drug and alcohol/mental health/wellbeing organisation where I am employed as a therapeutic counsellor.
- Diploma in Person Centred Counselling / Therapy Level 5
- Diploma in Person Centred Counselling / Therapy Level 4
- NVQ in Counselling Theories Level 3
- NVQ in Counselling Skills & Integrative Theories Level 2
- NVQ in Counselling Skills & Theories Level 1
- Advanced Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
- Motivational Interviewing
- Trauma, The Brain & Recovery
- Domestic Abuse
- Dual Diagnosis Training
- Harm Reduction within Substance Use
- SMART Recovery
- Blood Bourne Viruses and HIV Training
- Pre and post counselling of Blood Bourne Viruses
- Steroid and Image Enhancing Drugs
- Protection of Vulnerable Adults
- Protection of Vulnerable Children with Disabilities
- Safeguarding Children
As a counsellor, I also undertake regular continuous professional development (CPD) to expand my skills and knowledge.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Sessions are charged at £40 per hour.
Discounts available for students, trainee counsellors and old age pensioners - prices are negotiable so please do get in touch.
I currently offer sessions by telephone and face to face (where possible).
Social distancing and Covid guidelines in place.