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About me

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

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£60.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£60 per session. Negotiable according to financial circumstances. Reduced fees for supervision and counselling for trainee counsellors.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

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

Further information

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.

Abergavenny Community Centre, Merthyr Road, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, NP7 5BY

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

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Online platforms

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