- Phone number
- 07507 350399
Please note I currently have a short waiting list for new clients.
About me and my therapy practice
Mae cwnsela ar gael drwy’r Gymraeg.
About my practice:
Are you struggling with your sense of identity and self-acceptance? Do you feel anxious, low, or unlike your usual self? Has the past been circling around in your head, stopping you from sleeping properly or focusing on everyday tasks? Is there something about yourself you don't like, or something you have been keeping a secret from others, which you'd like to explore privately and in a safe, non-judgemental environment? Do you worry that your issues are not 'big' or 'important' enought to warrant seeking help? Have your issues been dismissed or minimised by others in the past?
If any of this sounds like you, we can work together in a therapeutic setting. Of course, there may be issues you are experiencing which aren't covered here, and if that's the case don't hesitate to contact me to discuss your specific needs. You may be looking to explore your sense of self and identity, for example, rather than wanting to focus on past events. Counselling can help with this, too.
I am an Accredited counsellor, which means that as of 03/07/20 my practice has met the BACP's higher standard as a competent, ethical and independent practitioner. This is the highest standard awarded by the BACP and I am very proud to uphold this, and will continue to work hard and do the best for my clients.
I graduated from the University of Chester in 2017 with a Distinction in Clinical Counselling at masters level.
During my studies I worked in placement at the Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre, and the NHS Primary Care Mental Health Counselling Service. I was kept on to work for these organisations after graduating, and now also see clients for Medra Workplace Counselling, and I have established a counselling service for the charity Gorwel, who previously did not have an in-house counselling service.
I offer Person Centred talking therapy, which gives you 50 minutes each week to explore your emotions in a safe, non-judgmental environment. Counselling takes time, on average 6-12 weeks, but everyone is different and we will go at your pace. There are no quick fixes or coping techniques in life, however the act of talking about, feeling, and processing your emotions will enable you to move forward from them, rather than avoid them, as you may have been doing now in order to cope day to day.
Each year I continue to develop my practice, by attending courses and workshops, as well as online training and research, to ensure I have the latest knowledge and information.
In 2020 I focused my research on antiracism issues as it is my belief that white counsellors unwilling to do this work, are not ethically safe to work with BAME clients, even if they do not bring up issues of race or racism within the counselling space.
In 2021 I will continue this work by focusing on the gender binary and how it perpetuates racist stereotypes, and is harmful to both men, women, and anyone outside or between these binaries.
I am especially knowledgable about LGBTQI+ issues, and issues around sexual abuse, however you are welcome to explore any issues you like in my therapy space.
Counselling takes place between 10am and 4.30pm but I do offer a limited number of evening sessions.
If you’d like any information not listed here, please do get in touch. Clients must be 18 or over, as the way I work is not always effective for younger people while the emotional part of the brain is still developing and self-identity is still forming.
I am still offering online and telephone sessions, however I am also able to offer face-to-face sessions in my counselling room which has been made as covid-safe as possible.
My first session
During our first session, I will explain to you the way in which we will be working together. It is very straight forward, but I use this as an opportunity to ease you into the session, and I find it helps clients to relax if they do not have to sit down and talk straight away. After we have agreed on the way we will be working, I usually start by asking you to tell me a little bit about why you are here.
Quite often, clients give me a lot of information in the first session, and I may not talk much. You will probably have been holding onto things for a long time, and want to get them off your chest as quickly as possible. This is understandable, and I give this space to you, so that you can focus on yourself and the issues which have brought you to therapy.
After the initial session, we will usually go back over this information more slowly, focusing on areas which have not yet been processed, as we work through your therapy together.
What I can help with
Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cultural issues, Depression, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Personal development, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma
Types of therapy
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults, Trainee, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work