- Phone number
- 07847 178007
- Flexible hours available
- Concessionary rates
Available Monday, Thursday and Friday, usually within office hours but can occasionally work evenings. Tuesdays and Wednesdays also available after 19/1/22.
About me and my therapy practice
Within a professional relationship with clear boundaries and maximum confidentiality, I provide a safe, respectful and non-judgmental environment for you to explore any issues you may be struggling with. I combine specific skills with extensive theoretical knowledge and intuition in order to help you explore these more deeply, the eventual aim of such deeper exploration being for you to find your own answers. Together we can identify anything which might be blocking you from doing this and find suitable ways in which you might address these blocks. My approach is integrative, but heavily based on the person-centered. However, as people are so individual, I prefer to fit theories around clients rather than vice versa, therefore I draw on a range of different models according to client needs. I often like to work with imagery, dreams, the body and creative approaches such as drawing, clay-modelling or writing as ways of accessing deeper-than-everyday levels of consciousness, and have a particular interest in the application of mindfulness as a way of learning to relate to emotions and thoughts in a more healthy way. I am currently studying with the Institute of Embodied Psychotherapy for their certificate in Integrative Embodied Psychotherapy. I will not give advice or provide answers, although I may sometimes offer a different perspective or suggestions. I believe that people have the answers within, but sometimes lose sight of this, and my role is to help you mobilize and extend your resources and hopefully provide you with tools by which to become your own best therapist. I aim to combine support with sensitive challenge in order to help you do this.
I work from 2 locations: the first being my home in Pontypridd, where I have a dedicated room. My work is with individuals aged 18 and over, and I plan to begin training in couples counselling later this year. For those unable to attend, or uncomfortable attending, face to face appointments, I am also offering appointments by Zoom or telephone.
The second location is at the Therapy Rooms in central Cardiff. Currently this is on Thursday afternoons only, but I am hoping to build this up and offer additional times in due course. Both locations have COVID risk mitigation measures in place.
The fee for remote counselling is the same as for a face-to-face session, and payment is made by bank transfer in advance of the session.
I also currently work part time as a primary care counsellor and Interpersonal Therapy for Depression (IPT) Practitioner in the NHS, with patients at GP surgeries experiencing mild to moderate mental health issues, but am leaving this position on 19/1/22. I can offer IPT privately. For a more detailed description of this, please see my website.
My areas of experience and interest include anxiety, depression, bereavement, relationship problems, emotional impact of physical health, abuse, self esteem, addictions, trauma and general personal growth.
I am also currently training in Embodied Psychotherapy, which I hope to comete early this year.
My first session
A first session is 60 minutes and is a chance for me to gain an overview of your problems and for us to agree on focal areas and/or goals for us to work towards, as well as an opportunity for you to gain a feel for the way I work and to ask any questions. The first session costs £50.
If we decide at the end of this session to continue with counselling, we will agree on a times and frequency of following sessions and when to review how things are progressing. We will go over a written agreement which clarifies what you can expect from me, and what I expect from you in terms of commitment, cancellations, confidentiality and other practical matters.
What I can help with
Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Spirituality, Stress, Substance Dependency, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Brief therapy, CBT, Creative therapy, Eclectic, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis
Clients I work with
Adults, EAP, Older adults, Trainee
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited