About me and my therapy practice
Talk in confidence, without being judged, with someone who is trained to help. Online, or in person, sitting comfortably indoors or in the garden, or walking together on beautiful Buckland Hill.
Are you struggling with issues related to anxiety, trauma, grief, depression, or major life changes? I offer counselling and psychotherapy from my base here in the Brecon Beacons. We can work together to support you on your journey towards emotional wellbeing and self-discovery.
I have been working as a Therapist in the NHS for 20 years. I am trained in EMDR therapy for treating trauma and use a compassion and mindfulness-based approach throughout. I am an accredited member of the BACP, registered with the HCPC as a Music Therapist, BAMBA as a Mindfulness Teacher and Supervisor and a Yoga Teacher certified with the British Wheel of Yoga.
Listening with attention.
If you are looking for quality individual therapy sessions with a certified psychotherapist who cares, then you’ve come to the right place. We work together, setting achievable goals.
This may be a solution-focused counselling intervention. I am also a trained EMDR therapist and this approach is helpful to overcome trauma. I use mindfulness-based cognitive therapy to affect change in experiences of depression and anxiety.
Some people do not have words or prefer not to use words to communicate. I am a state registered music therapist and we can use this powerful non-verbal means of communication to achieve your aims. I have beautiful, accessible instruments to hand and songwriting is another expressive medium we can explore.
Moving with compassion.
Sessions may take place sitting comfortably indoors, or outdoors in the tranquillity of the garden. We may talk together as we walk around nearby Buckland Hill. We may also move into yoga-based interventions for a holistic approach that includes body therapy.
Learning to feel grounded in our bodies helps us to feel more resilient and relaxed. People find this approach both beneficial and inspirational.
My first session
Our first session is an opportunity to find out what you want to be different in your life so that we can set clear goals to work towards. It is also an opportunity to get to know each other a little and see if we are a good fit and that can work together.
We establish ground rules, boundaries and negotiate a comfortable contract.
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anxiety, Asperger syndrome, Bereavement, Cancer, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, OCD, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Brief therapy, CBT, Creative therapy, EMDR, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Solution focused brief therapy
Clients I work with
Adults, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited