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
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
£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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
8.30 am - 7.00 pm, Fridays only
Types of client