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PGDip (CBT) MBACP (Registered)

About me

In light of the current situation with COVID 19, my sessions have now moved to alternative methods of counselling, through text, telephone and also online via video conferencing platforms.

I am a qualified counsellor, specialising in the model of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, (CBT).  My approach is underpinned with empathy, understanding and warmth.  I work towards empowering an individual so that they may work through their problems and develop their own coping strategies.

The Approach

For those who may be unfamiliar with CBT – the approach draws on our thoughts, feelings and behaviours.  The aim is to explore how you behave in a situation, or how you think in a situation and whether you need to change these behaviours or thoughts to improve how you feel.  CBT sessions are structured, with an emphasis on working in collaboration with the counsellor so you may find your own solutions and coping strategies.

I am committed to providing a safe, confidential and non judgemental environment.  As a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and a member of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP), I adhere to the respective guidelines of Good Practice.

I have 10 years experience, working primarily in the field of substance misuse.  In addition to working with addiction I have also worked with an extensive range of other problems such as depression, anxiety, trauma, low self esteem, and abuse.  I also have experience of providing CBT in a local GP Surgery.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • PgDip Level 7: Therapeutic Counselling: CBT
  • PgCert Level 5: Therapeutic Counselling
  • BA (Hons) Counselling and Psychology (2:1)
  • NVQ in Health & Social Care - Adults

Life Coach Training

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) - 1 day training
  • Mindfulness 8 week course
  • Understanding PTSD and working with Flashbacks
  • Applied Suicide Interventions Skills Training (ASIST)

Member organisations


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

Substance Misuse


Additional information

£45  for a 60 min session.

I sometimes have concessionary places available. Please ask about availability.

Payment can be made in cash, cheque or online.

When I work

I hold appointments throughtout the week.  I can offer appointments in the day time or on some evenings, and also Saturday mornings

Further information

I work from locations in Neath, Port Talbot, Swansea, Gorseinon and the Carmarthen area.

Horizon Therapy Centre, 12a Alexandra Road, Gorseinon, Swansea, SA4 4NW

Life Therapy Centre, 1 Pell Street, Swansea, Abertawe, SA1 3ES

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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