- Phone number
- 07983 926799
- Flexible hours available
- Wheelchair accessible office
I currently have availability for flexible hours in-person between 10am-5pm except for Tuesdays. I can offer open-ended or short-term sessions depending on your requirements.
I can also offer telephone or video counselling most weekdays and occasional evening and Saturday sessions.
If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me and I will do my best to accommodate your needs.
About me and my therapy practice
A very warm welcome, firstly. I'm Gaynor and I work from a person-centred approach which means I will actively listen to you and any concerns you may want to bring to counselling.
I offer clients a safe space to discuss whatever is making them feel 'stuck' in a confidential, non-judgemental and empathetic environment.
Life seems to have become increasingly challenging for many people since recent global events which have caused ripple effects in our daily lives, creating issues around bereavement, relationships, finances and emotional well-being to name just a few.
I'm passionate about working with people of all ages and backgrounds to help make sense of your worries and restore equilibrium and hope to your life.
Sometimes it's easier to confide in someone outside your personal circle who can walk alongside you as we figure this out together. I'm warm and approachable so please feel free to reach out if you think I can help you.
I am a qualified and BACP-registered counsellor with a BA Hons and run Ridgeway Restorative Counselling Practice in Newport.
I have a special interest in bereavement support (adults and young people) and feel that, as a society, we need to open up more discussion about death and the subsequent grief that ensues. I have in-depth experience of working with the bereaved both from my work with Cruse Bereavement Care and a bereavement support group I have co-ordinated for a number of years. I understand a significant loss is not something one 'gets over' but is more an unwelcome change we need to process and learn to live with, eventually creating a life with new meaning.
I am equally passionate about gender identity and dysphoria issues and am a strong LGBTQ+ ally. I believe too many of our young people, particularly, have been subjected to medical waiting lists that are unacceptable which have caused huge distress. I can offer clients a safe, non-judgemental space to explore any issues that may be troubling them and am also kink and poly friendly.
Other areas I cover include family relationships, mood disorders, anxiety, miscarriage, infertility and infant loss.
My first session
If you still have questions I'm very happy to offer a free 15 minute telephone consultation to see if we can tailor sessions to meet your individual needs and begin build a beneficial therapeutic relationship.
If you're happy to go ahead we will look at a contract outlining what you can expect from me as a counsellor and basic client requirements in our first session.
My sessions are client-led and focused so you decide what works for you and how many sessions you might need.
I look forward to hearing from you.
What I can help with
Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Depression, Identity issues, Infertility, LGBTQ+ counselling, Loss, Men's issues, Mood disorder, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Self esteem, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
CBT, Family therapy, Humanistic, Person centred
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults, Organisations, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone therapy, Time-limited