- Concessionary rates
I work part-time and carry a small freelance practice. I am currently continuing to work on-line, but am also offering face to face meetings in Canton, Cardiff
I mostly work in shorter contracts of up to 10 sessions.
About me and my therapy practice
I work from the principle that we all struggle some of the time and maybe have old patterns that we feel stuck with. Talking with someone outside of our family and friends can really help to make sense and make changes.
I work from a humanistic model. This means recognising each of us comes with our own experience of life, family and struggles, individual, relational and societal. It also means that while I have training and supervision and hold the space we work in, you are a partner in the work and we find out together how to work and what is helpful.
I am an accredited member of BACP. I completed an MA in Counselling at Keele University in 1996.I completed a Diploma in Mindfulness with the University of Aberdeen in 2013.
I have worked in counselling as a counsellor, supervisor and trainer for 40 years. I have worked in a bereavement organisation, with young people and in higher education.
Wherever we are in our lives we are each trying to make sense of our experience and live our lives to the fullest extent that we can. I try to be respectful to the fact that each of us have had a different life experience, with differing families, societal experiences, challenges and experience of marginalisation.
For about the last 15 years i have practiced and then taught mindfulness and this is a significant influence in the way I work now.
I try to work in a respectful way , and to be reliable.
My first session
The first session is an opportunity for you to bring and explore what it is you want to work with and for you to let me know what you need from me.
In turn I need to know something about your situation and support. We can discuss this in our first session but I will also send you out a short questionnaire and shared contract which i will need before the first session.
What I can help with
Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Relationships, Self esteem, Spirituality, Women's issues
Types of therapy
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults
How I deliver therapy
Online therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work