I am a qualified, professional and experienced Psychotherapist, Counsellor and Supervisor. I qualified from the University of Wales, Newport in 2008. I have worked in various settings along- side people affected by a wide range of issues.
My counselling/psycho-therapeutic approach is integrative which incorporates the following modalities: Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Humanistic. This allows me to work comfortably with past and current issues, that may be affecting an individual's well-being, collaboratively working towards improving their future.
Creating an environment that allows a person to explore their thoughts and feelings in a safe space is paramount to this process. A space that is free from judgement and criticism. Somewhere you can explore the person you are, in a way that is going to benefit you most. Finding the right therapist is so important as you begin this journey of working towards improving your emotional well-being. Finding someone who is committed to helping you make the issues you are experiencing more manageable. Helping you accept the things in your life that you can't change and helping you focus on the things that you can.
I currently work in three locations and can see people in:
Haverfordwest, Fishguard & Saundersfoot
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified Integrative Psychotherapist, Counsellor and Consultative Supervisor.
- PG Dip Integrative Counselling Level 7 - University of Wales Newport 2008
- PG Dip Consultative Supervision Level 7 - University of Wales Newport 2011
I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I attend supervision regularly and professional training workshops as part of my continuing professional development, adhering to the BACP's professional framework, ethics and code of conduct.
I have worked in a variety of settings and with a wide range of issues over the last 15 years. It is my belief that ‘Understanding’ is the key to making positive changes. The better we understand ourselves the easier it is to work out who we are and what we want out of life, and most importantly how we can go about achieving our goals and aspirations.
I have devised, developed and delivered several training courses/workshops.
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
When I work
Counselling is a working relationship entered into by two people. It is a private, confidential service that allows you the opportunity to discuss issues that may be causing you difficulties.You may have problems that you don’t feel comfortable talking about with your family and friends. Counselling allows you to spend time with someone who is both impartial and non-judgemental and will collaboratively help you to find ways to better manage, cope and improve your current situation.If you feel like past experiences or your current situation is holding you back, it can be the perfect platform for you to start creating the life you want for yourself.
Supervision is a service that is offered to professionals in various care industries. It allows the care giver the opportunity to review the work undertaken with clients, continually working towards a better quality of service. Reflecting on one's work will facilitate learning and help to develop the care providers skills and understanding. It is a confidential working relationship that is designed to offer the supervisee support and guidance. Also, it is an opportunity for the supervisee to explore any issues that may be affecting their ability to offer the best possible care.