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About me and my therapy practice
I qualified with a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling from Coleg Gwent and, prior to going into private practice, I completed over 200 client hours as a volunteer counsellor with a cognitive assistance programme and a mental health charity.
I have worked successfully with male and female adult clients aged from 21 to 75, presenting with depression, anxiety, stress, loss, low confidence and self-esteem, eating disorders, trauma, anger, and survivors of domestic abuse and childhood sexual abuse.
My practice is regularly supervised, and I work within the BACP Ethical Framework.
I work integratively, meaning I pull together techniques from various counselling modalities in a coherent fashion, with the person-centred approach of Carl Rogers being at the core of my practice. This requires that I put the client at the centre of all that I do: I absolutely believe that the client knows themselves far better than I do. I therefore don’t analyse or advise the client: rather I create a warm and safe environment in which the client can explore themselves and their issues, and I facilitate them coming to their own realisations and conclusions, at their own pace and depth. The client-counsellor relationship is everything in the work I do with my clients.
Whilst I believe counselling is first and foremost a talking therapy, I like to work creatively, with whiteboard and flip charts, and props such as buttons and mood cards. I have previously run an art group for clients with mental health issues and I am a published author of short stories, looking to bring creative writing into my practice for clients who prefer to express themselves using the written word.
I offer one-to-one counselling sessions. Each session lasts one hour. I usually begin with a shorter first session (free) either in person or on the phone to establish whether we are happy to work together.
What I can help with
Eating disorders, Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Trauma, Identity issues, Men's issues, Self esteem, Relationships, Anger management, Stress, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Creative therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Solution focused brief therapy, Systemic, Transactional analysis
Clients I work with
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling