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.
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)
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
£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.
I hold appointments throughtout the week. I can offer appointments in the day time or on some evenings, and also Saturday mornings
I work from locations in Neath, Port Talbot, Swansea, Gorseinon and the Carmarthen area.