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About me and my therapy practice
Using an Integrative Approach, there are three main approaches that I choose to work with;
The foundation to my therapy is a Humanistic/Person Centered Approach. I believe that ultimately the client is the expert in the room. Each individual will know themselves the best and what they want from life - but circumstances in life can block/damage this vision. By offering warmth, understanding and by being genuine, I can help you reconnect with your inner resources to find your own way forward. I do not offer direct advice or give opinions as I believe in empowering the client to follow their own path.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) can be particularly useful for clients coping with anxiety and depression. For those clients that this may benefit we would be looking at introducing life-long tools to be used immediately and in the long term, enabling you to see a brighter future and reach your own state of balance and emotional well-being.
Psychodynamic counselling would look at patterns in behaviour and perhaps exploring your past. This approach stresses the importance of the unconscious and past experience in determining current behaviour. We may focus on childhood relationships with parents and/or other significant people.
As well as these approaches I have experience in Cognitive Analytical Therapy (CAT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and Mindfulness.
I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor having achieved a BSC Honours Degree is Systemic Counselling at the University of South Wales. I also completed a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling at Coleg Gwent, which is a model combining elements of humanistic, psychodynamic, relational and cognitive behaviour therapy.
As a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, I strictly adhere to their Ethical Framework for Good Practice. I hold an enhanced DBS certificate, full Indemnity Insurance and, as part of both my professional and personal care and development, I receive regular supervision.
My first session
I offer a free, 15 minute consultation via face to face, telephone or online. This allows us time to explore what you hope to achieve from therapy as well as providing you with the opportunity to see if working with me feels right for you.
Some clients are happy to proceed with a first session, but I recommend taking a consultation appointment if you are unsure about what type of therapy/therapist you are looking for.
Prior to a first session, you will receive a copy of the counselling contract so you know what to expect from the therapy sessions and counselling process.
What I can help with
Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Career coaching, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Life coaching, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, Cognitive analytic therapy, Creative therapy, Eclectic, Emotionally focused therapy, Existential, Family therapy, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Jungian, Person centred, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Systemic
Clients I work with
Adults, Couples, EAP, Families, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Home visits, Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited