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About me

Firstly I would like to say hi and warmly welcome you to my profile. I am a professionally qualified counsellor, with many years of experience counselling in Cardiff and Caerphilly.

My aim is for us to work together to find solutions to the problems you are experiencing, so enabling you to live the best life possible. Empowering you to overcome your challenges, and ultimately lead a more enjoyable, happy and fulfilled life.

I love and am passionate about what I do. If you are looking for a down-to-earth, relaxed therapeutic experience, you are in the right place. I believe that change is always possible if the right conditions are present, 

I am here for you, reach out I won't let you fall...

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified Counsellor with many years of experience. I possess a Postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling, integrating Person-centred, Psychodynamic, and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. I have also undertaken training in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing ), Couples Counselling, Solution Focused Counselling, Sand therapy and Mindfulness. I have a Diploma in Hypnotism and have a Degree in Psychology. I am also a member of the British Association of Counselling Practitioners.

My Counselling offers you an opportunity to find your own answers to issues that may have been troubling you. We will work to gain an understanding of where you are, why, and how to move forward. 

I can help you cope with the mental, emotional and relationship problems in your life, I can support you in finding:-

different ways of understanding yourself
a greater awareness of how repeating patterns (ways of relating, feelings, thoughts and behaviour) play a part in your concerns
how to identify & work towards the changes you want to make
a way of learning new coping strategies
a way of working towards acceptance of things that you cannot change
ways to eliminate negative self-talk
new ways to think about and cope with your circumstances
new, positive coping strategies
your goals and values
ways of letting go of past disappointments

Don’t suffer in silence. I am here for you!

I can help you with the following problems:-

  • Anxiety, Depression and Stress
  • Emotional crisis and Trauma
  • All aspects of abuse, including historical abuse, rape & domestic violence
  • Poor self-esteem and self-image
  • A desire to explore your identity and what that means to you: whether it relates to sexuality, race, culture, health concerns, age, belief systems or any other issue that creates a feeling of displacement.
  • Work-related Stress including redundancy & bullying
  • Family problems and issues relating to childhood
  • Adjusting to change and transitions
  • Loss and bereavement
  • Health-related issues and life-threatening illnesses
  • Relationship difficulties 

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Areas of counselling I deal with

Fees

£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

My fees are £50 for a 50 minute session. Cancellation fees apply if giving less than 24 hours notice.

When I work

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I am available Monday, Tuesday Wednesday evening and Thursday and Friday morning, afternoon and evening.

240 Cowbridge Road East, Cardiff, south glamorgan, CF5 1GZ

149 Nantgarw Road, Caerphilly, CF83 1AN

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

There is parking at the premises in Cardiff and there is always availability outside premises in Caerphilly.