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- Flexible hours available
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- Concessionary rates
About me and my therapy practice
Hi, if you feeling anxious, confused or worried? Struggling to cope or overwhelmed? I will give you a confidential safe space to talk and be heard. I am professional, non-judgmental and empathetic. I work with people with a range of issues including but not limited to, Depression and Anxiety, Suicidal thoughts, Relationships and their issues, sex and sexuality, greater life balance, work related stress and more.
I work with Adults and couples of any age. Counselling is a talking therapy which gives you a space to explore your thoughts and feelings without judgement. I aim to help you feel more in control and empower you to make the changes YOU want to your life!
My aim is to help you get a better understanding of your thoughts and feelings to help you deal with your emotional issues and to support you if you are feeling stuck or struggling to make sense of things by working collaboratively towards your goal. I know that it's often a challenge to make the decision to seek therapy, yet the benefits can be enormous.
I am a fully qualified experienced Counsellor and Registered member of The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and Accredited member of the National Counselling Society (NCS)
I began working on placement with Cardiff Mind as a person-centred counsellor working with adults who presented with various issues, sometimes alongside mental health conditions. Since qualifying, I have continued to volunteer with them as a counsellor alongside my private practice, The Next Page Counselling. I believe counselling should be accessible to all.
As an integrative counsellor, I work with various models of therapy and use the best to match the needs of my client, as every person is an individual. I want you to feel comfortable with me and build a good therapeutic relationship, this allows you to be able to feel comfortable.
I work with clients addressing a variety of area's some of which are anxiety, depression, self-confidence, suicide, relationships and couples counselling, sexual and sexuality, difficulty with life transitions, trauma and abuse. Life can be amazing and exciting but can also be challenging, confusing and stressful. Mostly we find our way through life and figure it out ourselves, but sometimes we need a bit of help. How would you like things to change after counselling? How would your life be better or easier? How would your relationship change? What would you have stopped doing or started? These are all important questions when thinking about starting counselling, you are the expert in your life. I will be working with you to help in making any changes you want to make!
If we think about relationship counselling, do we think of a couple having difficulties in their relationship? Although it can be, it may not always be the case. Parent, child, siblings, carer, family member, friend, colleagues and friendships. These relationships impact our lives. I work with any type of relationship and sexual issue in a non-judgmental, unbiased and open manner. This includes any age, gender, sexual orientation and relationship type. Difficulties may be general or associated with a particular incident or behavior. I work with individuals, couples or open relationships to help you find a way forward.
Sex is still a conversation that people can feel uncomfortable talking about, however talking about it is the start to alleviate the problem. Sex is loaded with emotion and understanding your sexual thoughts, feeling and desires can help. Talking it through in an open manor with a counsellor can help you see how they are affecting your life and relationships. Addressing your concerns, thoughts, and feelings giving you tools to start resolving the issue by listening to your concerns within the realm of sex.
My first session
In your first session we will do an assessment of where you feel you are now and what your expectations and goals are from counselling. I will explain the type of therapy I use within our work. If you are unsure about anything before or after this session, please ask.
If you feel that it will be beneficial to continue, we will discuss and agree on how to move forward. This will include how often we meet, time and the contract between us. You will receive a copy of the contract and we will go through it together to confirm what we can both expect moving forward. You will retain your copy to refer to in your own time. Some of the details will include are confidentiality, records and notes, contact between us and what happens if you cannot attend.
Should you have any questions before the first session please feel free to get in touch.
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Asperger syndrome, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Brief therapy, Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Solution focused brief therapy
Clients I work with
Adults, Couples, EAP, Families, Older adults, Organisations
How I deliver therapy
Home visits, Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited