I am a psychotherapeutic counsellor, offering short and long term counselling, and an EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) Accredited Practitioner.
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 particular interest is Attachment Informed EMDR for complex PTSD arising from adverse childhood events.
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)
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£60.00 per session
Concessions offered for
£60 per session. Negotiable according to financial circumstances. Reduced fees for supervision and counselling for trainee counsellors.
When I work
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday morning and Thursday morning
9 a.m. to 6p.m. Friday
Unable to take on new clients for the immediate future
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.