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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
Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Eating disorders, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Stress, Trauma, 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