About me and my therapy practice
I'm guessing if you are on this website scanning through suitable counsellor's you are contemplating seeking help for yourself. Maybe your normal coping strategies are not working, those ones that you've always been able to rely on in the past. Its a huge step when seeking some help and support for either yourself or a young person or child. What I do know is because your here reading this, you have already taken the first step to reaching some healing and maybe a goal.
So, why choose me ? Choosing a counsellor is no easy feat. You don't know if you can trust them or will even like them. I know, I've been there to. So, what makes me different to anyone else? Well the fact of the matter is I don't know! Finding the right person for you is dependant on so many factors. I suppose ultimately it comes down to do they 'get you'. What I'm sure of is there should be no in between. The professional relationship that will develop may become a turning point in your life. So choosing the right person for you is important.
I work predominately person centered, however I do integrate many other modalities into my work. This means I work intuitively and creatively. I offer a comfortable, non judgmental and safe space to truly express how you feel and tailor each session for you.
I started my journey as a counsellor in 2010 and qualified in 2014. I decided to continue with further education and completed my Trauma Diploma 2019 . I work creatively offering walk and talk sessions which are all within my local area of Conwy/Colwyn Bay. Research indicates that being within nature can improve our mental health significantly.
I have worked within trauma for many years and helped both adults, children and young people of all genders who have experienced sexual violence and abuse.
My two main areas of expertise are working with anyone who has been in a coercive and narcissistic relationship who maybe have CPTSD, and I also work with children and young people. I have worked as a school counsellor and know how the state and the independent education system works. This can help hugely when seeking help for your child. I may be able to steer you to a better understanding of how you can help your child.
I can help with strategies and new ways of thinking through anxiety and depression. Covid 19 has affected us in multiple ways. Its generated anxiety and uncertainty. If this has affected you I can help you cope with the feelings of grief and stress it has bought with it. We are now living in unprecedented times , many feel uncertain about their future with relationships and employment and this can often exacerbate anxiety and depression.
My first session
Initially I offer a free 30 minute consultation phone call. This gives you an opportunity to ask me any questions and tell me a little bit about yourself and why you are seeking help. Thereafter, we can arrange a first appointment. The first appointment is not a free session. I will send you via email my contracting information for you to read through before we proceed.
The first hour long appointment is really an opportunity to talk to me openly about your feelings and how you want to work with me. I may do an initial assessment and take a few notes to guide me for future sessions. However, sessions are tailored to you so I will always try my utmost to work with you in the way you want.
Online/telephone counselling can be equally as effective as face to face work. I offer the same level of connection regardless of what format you decide you want. You are always in control of sessions, they are yours to decide what you want and how often you would like them. Most however start off with six sessions. This is not set in stone we can work in a way that suits your lifestyle.
Ultimately having counselling is a chance to walk forward into a positive life making changes that suit you. But remember I don't know all the answers and do not have a magic wand . But what I do know is I will sit alongside you and offer you some solutions and understanding which will enable us to focus on making the here and now a better place to be part of.
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, AIDS/HIV, CPTSD ,PTSD .Anger management, Anxiety, Asperger syndrome, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Life coaching, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sexual identity, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Behavioural, Creative therapy, Eclectic, Family therapy, Integrative, Person centered, Play therapy,
Clients I work with
Adults, Children, Couples, EAP, Families, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Home visits, Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited
Training, qualifications & experience
- Masters Diploma Counselling and Therapeutic Studies Bangor University
- Trauma Practitioner Diploma
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
I have expertise working with children with multiple disorders, behavioural difficulties and ASD.
From £45.00 to £95.00
Free initial telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
EAP/Health Insurance Providers
Starting from £35 £75
concessionary rates for younger children under 13 start at £35 per 50 minute session .Please email or call for details. Adults start from £45 per hour
I am currently available after 4.30 Monday and Tuesday . All day and early evening on Wednesday,Thursday and Friday .
If you are a key worker, student, or on a low income please contact me and we can have a chat about costs .