Life is full of challenges for us all but there may be occasions when we struggle with these difficult times and come to realise that we need some help, some support and someone to talk to, to help make sense of what is happening and how we are feeling. I can offer you this opportunity especially when it may be too difficult to speak to those closest to you. I can provide a warm, confidential safe space which is non-judgmental and allows you the freedom to be yourself and also to get to know yourself. Together, we can explore your feelings, thoughts, your hopes, your fears and make sense of what you are experiencing at a time which can often feel very scary and isolating.
I am an individual counsellor. I work with an Integrative approach and have been trained to use a number of different counselling approaches but what that actually means is that I am able to tailor these to your needs and work in an empathic, accepting and compassionate way which values your needs and what is best for you as the client. I work collaboratively with you in an open and honest manner at your pace. You remain in control throughout the work as I firmly believe that you are the expert on your life. I am there to understand you and essentially, to help empower you; to enable you to understand yourself better and for you to perhaps make more effective choices within your relationships and your life as a whole.
I am extremely passionate about my work as a counsellor and am committed to working with you on your goals of therapy whether they require short-term support or longer, more in-depth work. I know from my own experience as a client how terrifying a time this can be but again, I truly believe that counselling can make a huge difference to how you feel about yourself and your sense of wellbeing and can help improve your relationships, not only with others but also with yourself. It can be well worth taking that first step and I hope we can work together on your journey to make a difference in your life.
Training, qualifications & experience
Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy
Post Graduate Certificate in Counselling Skills
I have also done additional training including ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) and Mental Health First Aid Training.
Further training courses:
Anxiety and depression training course
Working with shame
Child sexual Abuse
Working with Trauma
Bereavement and loss
I have worked as a counsellor in the Torfaen area with a drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre.
I currently work as a lead Counsellor for a local community organisation.
I have experienced working with a wide range of issues including Depression, Anxiety, Bereavement and loss, abuse, addiction, anger, low self-esteem and lack of confidence, assertiveness and relationship difficulties.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Sessions cost £40 and last one hour.
Concessions may be available in particular circumstances and I offer reduced rates for students.
Please contact me if you have any questions or if you would like to discuss whether counselling is right for you. I am available primarily on Wednesday and Thursday daytimes but could also be flexible for evening appointments so again, please contact me and we can discuss this.
As a registered member of the BACP, I attend monthly Supervision to ensure I am practising to a high ethical standard and I have an enhanced DBS Certificate.
I have to attend training within my community counselling position and am committed to my own personal development and in increasing my knowledge and experience as a counsellor.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I am available Wednesdays and Thursdays and could be flexible for evening appointments if necessary.
Types of client