- Phone number
- 07485 088559
- Flexible hours available
- Available for home visits
I work in Cardiff on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and can offer face to face appointments there between 08.30 and 20.30. For clients who have mobility difficulties I can do home visits within a radius of about 10 miles.
About me and my therapy practice
I am a qualified counselling psychologist and an accredited member of the BACP. I have 30 years experience and in that time have worked as a counsellor in further and higher education, for social services and in private practice.
I would describe my approach to counselling as integrative, meaning that I pay attention to the client's emotions, thinking, body and spirit. Counselling provides a safe, reflective space in an increasingly complex world and enables us to untangle the many influences in your life, past and present, that bring you to seek help at this point.
After an initial session I usually suggest that we make a contract for 6 sessions and at that point we review the work that we have done together and make a decision to either end or continue.
We meet at a fixed time usually on a weekly basis. If at any point the client chooses to end counselling I strongly urge them to allow time to reflect on the work done and to say goodbye. This is because 'endings' often elicit strong feelings and memories and these take time to understand.
My first session
The first session lasts for an hour and I will ask quite a lot of questions about your general health, life style, family and relationships and what brings you to counselling. But ultimately this session is to do with us meeting each other and to make a decision about working together.
What I can help with
Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Relationships, Self esteem, Spirituality, Stress, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Brief therapy, Integrative
Clients I work with
Adults, Couples, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Home visits, Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling