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MBACP (reg), DipCouns

About me

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. 

Member organisations


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.


£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Students

Additional information

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. 

Further information

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. 

No pressure

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. 

Samye Foundation Wales, 250 Cowbridge Road East, Cardiff, CF5 1GZ

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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The therapy room is on the ground floor.

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