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Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire, SA19

About me

About me and how I work - some of my clients feedback

'Thank you Tina, you made it easy for me to talk when I spent years not talking'.

'Tina has helped me immensely through very difficult times.  I cannot thank her enough'.

'Tina has been a wonderful counsellor, kind understanding and patient. She has helped me come to terms with very painful feelings. Tina has helped me enormously'.

'I felt from day one that Tina understood my frame of mind and what I was actually trying to say. She listens intently and really 'hears' your issues'. I do feel better in myself overall and would recommend her strongly'.

'I was sceptic before the first session but have been pleasantly surprised. I found that the sessions have helped my overall mood and decision making. Excellent service with Tina, Thank you'.

Contact me today for a brief, no obligation chat to find out how I could help you.

Tel:  07980937020

or email me on tinarule@hotmail.co.uk

Experience

I am an experienced and effective counsellor with a busy private practice.  I have successfully worked with a number of adults and helped them move on from a wide range of challenges. I have gained considerable experience when working with a wide range of issues in various settings including the Health Service, GP surgeries and Dyfed Powys Police. I have also worked as a counsellor for Cruse Bereavement Care, Carmarthenshire Counselling Service and Women's Aid. More recently I have specialised and work extensively with substance misuse, working both on a one to one basis and group programmes using a CBT approach.

I tailor my approach to meet the needs of the individual and from our first meeting together I will try to help you relax by offering a safe space to explore thoughts and feelings, on what might have brought you to counselling. Drawing on my training and experience, I work in a focussed way and am able to work swiftly with clients, so you will not feel that I am wasting your time by endlessly listening as I am aware that counselling can be costly. I work very much from an Integrated counselling background, drawing on different approaches, helping you gain more insight and understanding as to where you might be experiencing difficulties in your life.  The sessions are very much paced according to your needs.

I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and am a fully insured member of the British Psychological Society. I also hold an enhanced certificate from the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly CRB). As part of my ongoing professional development, I attend regular training and supervision.  I adhere to the Ethical Framework of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy at all times.

Training, qualifications & experience

Certificate in Counselling

Diploma in Counselling

Certificate in Bereavement Counselling

Post qualifying Certificate in Rewind Technique (Trauma)

Post qualifying training in using a CBT approach for Substance Misuse

Member organisations

BACP

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

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

£20 for first session £30 for subsequent sessions

Sessions last between 50 - 60 minutes.

I am able to offer evening appointments.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Monday - Wednesday. 
Evening appointments are available. 

Further information

My private practice is based in Carmarthen.  However, at present, distance is not a problem as I am offering telephone counselling support.

As a result of the Covid 19 situation that we all find ourselves in at present and the challenges that it brings for us, do contact me by email.

Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire, SA19

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Groups
Organisations

Key details

If you have problems with mobility, many of my clients have found counselling beneficial by telephone using Face Time and Whats App.

Tina Rule

Tina Rule