Hi, and a warm welcome to you. I'm a qualified Humanistic Existential therapist, and I offer counselling in an empathic, confidential and non-judgemental space, either face-to-face, online or over the phone. Together we will look at, explore, and work through the issues that may be troubling you. I work in a person centred way, which means that I strive to see through your eyes, and gain a deeper understanding of your unique world view. Existential therapy is rooted in philosophy, rather than psychology, which means that we will look at the tensions that can arise within the givens of existence; meaning versus meaninglessness, freedom versus responsibility, isolation versus connectedness and so on.
How counselling can work
As we explore your issues together, you will experience a deeper sense of clarity and insight into yourself, your patterns of behaviour, and how you relate to others and the world around you. You may find that you gain new perspectives and are able to make new, informed choices on how to live and thrive. Therapy is a wonderful, but challenging tool of self-exploration and self-awareness, and taking the first step into this process is nothing short of courageous.
The face-to-face sessions take place in a comfortable and calm room, at a mindfulness centre that offer other services like yoga, meditation, mindfulness and retreats.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, with training specifically in Humanistic Existential therapy.
I have years of experience in different mental health and wellbeing charities, working with a wide range of clients and presenting issues. Currently, I work in a mental health charity in Cardiff, alongside my private practice.
I am a member of the BACP, which is the professional body of counsellors and psychotherapists in the UK. I adhere to their ethical framework and attend regular courses and workshops to ensure that I work ethically and safely by keeping informed and staying on top of my professional development. I am insured, and also receive monthly supervision.
CPD and further training:
- Trans Awareness
- BACP Private Practice Conference 2021 (September 2021)
- Existential contributions to Counselling and Psychotherapy.
- Relational Depth in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
- Online and Telephone counselling, 80 hours CPD.
- ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Training)
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£50.00 per session
Concessions offered for
One-to-one work is charged at £50 for a 50 minute session.
A "therapy hour" is usually 50 minutes. The 10 minutes after each session is spent writing up the client notes.
The first session
The first session is a consultation session. This is where we talk about what you would like to bring to counselling and explore how we can best work together based on your needs. Together we can see if we're a good match, and explore boundaries and expectations. It's also good to just meet, and have an informal chat. Drop me an email to check my availability.
You're under no pressure or expectation to continue counselling with me, if you don't feel like it after the consultation session. The most important thing is that you feel comfortable with the counsellor you choose, and I encourage you to spend some time to find the right one, whether it's me or someone else.