I am a psychotherapeutic counsellor, offering short and long term counselling, and an EMDR (Eye Movement Densensitisation and Reprocessing) therapist.
I have specialist expertise in the treatment of trauma. EMDR is the recommended therapy in the NICE (National Institute of Clinical Excellence) Guidelines for the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. I cover a full range of problems including depression, anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, OCD, relationship problems, adjustment to illness/injury, self-esteem, stress, physical/sexual/emotional abuse, disturbing memories.
My main counselling models are Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy,Transactional Analysis and EMDR. I also use aspects of Compassion Focused Therapy and Mindfulness.
I offer clinical supervision to practising and trainee counsellors
Training, qualifications & experience
I have worked for the NHS for 15 years as the Manager/Professional Lead for the Primary Care Counsellors in the Aneurin Bevan Health Board. During this time my clinical work has been undertaken in GP surgeries in Monmouthshire. Previously I was a drug and alcohol counsellor.
BA, English & History, Manchester Polytechnic
Post graduate Certificate of Education, University of Lancaster
Diploma in Health Education, University of Leeds
Post graduate Diploma in Counselling, University of Wales
MA, Counselling Studies (CBT), University of Wales
Post graduate diploma in consultative supervision
EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
£50 per session. Negotiable according to financial circumstances. Reduced fees for supervision and counselling for trainee counsellors.
Registered and Accredited member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP).
Accredited EMDR Practitioner and Member of the EMDR Association of UK and Ireland.