“The pain is there; when you close one door on it, it knocks to come in somewhere else...”

― Irvin D. Yalom, Staring at the Sun: Overcoming the Terror of Death

I’ve been a practicing counsellor since 2005 and have a background in mental health and psychology. I am trained in Integrative counselling (Person-Centred, Psychodynamic and CBT). I have also completed further qualifications and workshops to develop my skills and am committed to continued professional development.

I’m a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy(BACP) and abide by the BACP’s ethical framework (links are provided at the bottom of the page). I’ve extensive experience of working in a variety of environments and with clients of all ages with a diverse range of issues.

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My qualifications:-

  • Certificate of Proficiency, British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, 2015

  • Masters with Distinction in Developmental and Therapeutic Play, Swansea University, 2010

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, University of Wales, Newport, 2004 – 2006

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Skills, University of Wales, Newport, 2003 – 2004

  • BSc Hons Combined Studies 2:1 (Psychology and Astronomy) University of Glamorgan, 1997 – 2000

My training:-

  • Grief Therapy as Meaning Reconstruction: A Trauma -Informed Approach Cruse Masterclass with R Neimeyer PhD, 2019

  • 4 -Week Course Stress Resilience: A Transformational Approach, Mindful Space, 2019

  • 8-Week Course in Mindfulness (MBSR/MBCT), Mindful Space, 2018

  • Solution- Focused Brief Therapy, Teamworks 2018

  • Using Creativity to Help Disturbed Children, Mindfields College, 2010

  • Working Together to Safeguard Children, BCBC, 2007

  • ACPC Recognising Abuse and Neglect, CBBC, 2006

  • Supporting People with Eating Disorders, EDA, 2005

  • Substance Misuse and Domestic Violence Training Day, Islwyn Drug and Alcohol Project, 2005

  • Dual Diagnosis, Islwyn Drug and Alcohol Project, 2004

  • Introductory Training Programme on Substance Misuse, Newlink Wales, 2004

I am fully committed to continued professional development.