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About me

I am an integrative psychotherapist, counsellor and supervisor with over thirty years experience in a wide variety of settings. I offer once and twice weekly therapy and supervision. I am currently working via Zoom, FaceTime and phone.

I am based in Walterstone between Abergavenny and Hereford and also work through the medium of Zoom, FaceTime or via telephone. I am easily accessible from Abergavenny, Hereford, Monmouth, Ross and Gloucester.

I work with stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, abuse, bereavement and loss, issues of sexuality, relationship problems and more.

Counselling/Psychotherapy - How I will work with you

We would start by exploring what has prompted you to come for therapy at this time, and what you hope to gain from therapy. We would then decide together whether short or longer term work may be needed and weekly or twice weekly meetings. We would regularly review our work together and whether you were getting what you needed. Sessions last 50 minutes.

If you/we decided you wanted longer term work or to work in an open-ended way which would allow you to work at your own pace, as well as exploring your current concerns, we would also explore how your past experiences and relationships may be influencing your behavior now- working with the unconscious and using our relationship to inform our exploration.

My counselling/psychotherapy approach is an integration of the person-centred, psychodynamic and psychosynthesis models. I encourage your personal growth through the inclusion of your whole person - the emotional, mental, physical and spiritual (whatever you feel that to be) aspects of yourself.

I am also trained in Solution Focussed Brief Therapy. If you want short term work I can help you to identify a particular area to focus on in the sessions available.

I abide by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Ethical Framework

Training, qualifications & experience

  • I am a BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist and Senior Accredited Supervisor. I have been counselling and supervising for nearly 30 years in various settings including:  two drug and alcohol agencies where I worked with children and adults on their own addiction or if they were affected by a family member’s addiction issues; two Further Education, and two Higher Education colleges where I worked with both students and staff; in private practice working both short term and longer term with clients, including twice weekly psychotherapy; as a Staff Counsellor in two NHS hospitals; and currently as the Staff Counselling Manager at Cardiff University where I have worked with a diverse range of staff and supervisees.

    Qualifications:

-         Diploma in Person Centred Counselling 1989

-         BSc (Hons) Psychology 1997

-         BACP accredited Diploma in Integrative Psychosynthesis 2000

-         PG Diploma in Supervision 2006

-         MA in Professional Development (Management) 2010-2013

-         BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor/Psycotherapist since 2001

-         BACP Senior Accredited Supervisor since 2010

-         Bangor Teacher Training Retreat One 2016 (trained to teach MBSR courses)

-         Former Chair BACP Workplace Division

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

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Fees

Additional information

The next step:

Making the decision to begin counselling/psychotherapy can be a challenging one, if you want to take the next step, after a brief telephone chat or email conversation we would arrange to meet up and discuss what it is you want and see whether I am the right person to support you at this time. If you have any questions at all please do not hesitate to contact me.

PLEASE NOTE: Electronic communication is not failsafe! I will always respond to enquiries within 36 hours during the week, or on a Monday if you contact me over the weekend. If you do not receive a response it's because I haven't received your contact so please do contact me again.

£65 per 50 minute session in Walterstone.

£100 per 90 minute supervision session.

£65 per 60 minute Mindfulness session.

Woodhay, Walterstone, Pandy, Hereford, HR2 0DT

Abergavenny, Sir Fynwy, NP7

Type of session

In person
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

In person
Phone

I am a BACP Senior Accredited Supervisor and have a Post Graduate Diploma in Supervision from Leicester University.

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