- Flexible hours available
I am available for in person appointments on Wednesday afternoon and evening, online Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
About me and my therapy practice
There has been a lot of change this year, shifting priorities and a lot of time to reflect on ourselves, our relationships and our past. Are you seeking a different approach? Want to stop the past defining who you are now and start to build back better? We are not able to change the things which affected us, but we can redefine it, change what we believe it means about us. We can make different decisions regarding to how we handle our emotions and feelings in the present and begin to change certain behaviors that undermine us, break patterns we may have been in for a long time.
As well as current anxiety, low self-esteem and relationship problems; I specialize in recovery from difficult childhoods, especially with parents exhibiting narcissistic behaviours.
As an Integrative Therapist I have skills and techniques from many different types of therapy which I tailor to your particular situation and needs. What this usually looks like is you just speaking as freely and honestly as you can and me asking questions, drawing attention to things in the background or assumptions we may want to challenge . We may do creative activities, introduce physical calming excises and thought experiments which support positive change and new ways of seeing things.
In the week between our sessions, the process of change continues within you. You might start to see things differently, to question things you'd previously accepted or have vivid intense dreams which are trying to bring something to your attention. Then when we meet again, we'll try and make sense of it all and find your best way through.
I have worked with clients referred by Welsh Government, The NHS, Gwent Police, Local Authority's, Barnardo's and University of South Wales.
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Anxiety, Autism spectrum / Aspergers syndrome, Bereavement, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Identity issues, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues
Types of therapy
CBT, Creative therapy, Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological, Psychodynamic, Relational
Clients I work with
Adults, EAP, Older adults, Trainee, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling