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Wed: 10am-1pm & 5pm-8pm
Thurs: 10am-1pm & 5pm-8pm
Annual Leave: 1st of August - 31st of August
24th Dec - 4th Jan
There will no sessions available during these dates.
About me and my therapy practice
My approach to counselling is largely Systemic and is my main area of training, although I also borrow ideas from other approaches like CBT, Solution-Focused or Narrative Therapy, in order to increase the ways I may help my the clients. Systemic Therapy seeks to understand how people create meaning through language; how they relate to each other and their social contexts that inform how they perceive the world.
It considers the client not as a as an individual in isolation but as a part of families, friendships, work and romantic relationships, this can also include things like mental health symptoms, alcohol and other non-people relationships. I seek to understand how these connections affect my client's well-being and if these relationships can be improved.
This approach helps clients to construct new meanings, new ways of seeing the world and a greater understanding of how they are connected to those around them whether family, colleagues or friendship groups. It also helps clients to understand the impact they have on these social systems and the impact these systems have on them.
Systemic therapy's relational approach can also help individuals suffering with some mental health conditions. By helping to form better relationship an individual has with their symptoms. The aim is to give my clients a sense of autonomy and control over their conditions.
My aim is to create a safe space to help people discuss their problems openly.
Unfortunately I am unable to see anyone under the age of 18
I see clients primarily on a face to face basis and sessions are conducted out of a local Chiropractic clinic in the village of Bedwas. There are no limits on the amount of sessions I provide but i will seek to make sure from time to time that the work we do is still useful from a therapeutic point of view.
I can see clients online through the Zoom application, though clients should consider how private and secure their surroundings are if they wish to proceed with having counselling online. This service is only available to those whom reside within the UK.
I am unable to counsel anyone under the age of 18
BACP do not promote or endorse the provision of face-to-face therapy during the current crisis. Where face-to-face therapy is offered, this is at the discretion of individual practitioners.
My first session
My first session will be used to discuss how therapy will be conducted, confidentiality and professional boundaries. This forms a therapeutic contract between myself and the client which if both parties are happy will be signed. We will then discuss your reasons for attending counselling and what you hope therapy will achieve.
The first session is often a get to know you and paper work session, to help myself and clients to feel comfortable with each other and the therapy room.
What I can help with
Bereavement, Depression, Identity issues, Infertility, Leadership coaching, Loss, Personal development, Redundancy, Relationships, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Solution focused brief therapy, Systemic
Clients I work with
Adults, Couples, Older adults, Organisations
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work