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I believe that counselling in a warm, understanding and empathic therapeutic relationship can help you to identify and change areas of your life that are perhaps causing you distress, anxiety, depression and other related difficulties. I can offer an atmosphere of acceptance and a genuine empathic understanding of the problems that you are faced with and together we can explore your past and current experiences and how they may be impacting your life and by doing so gain some new insight into how to live a more fulfilling, balanced life in the present. I also use mindfulness as part of my practice, not only to help treat anxiety and depression but also as a general aid to living a more peaceful and contented life in the here and now.
I work in a Relational Integrative style, which means that I draw on several different therapeutic theories to inform my practice. CBT, which focuses on changing our thought patterns to change the way that we feel, Psychodynamic therapy which explores our past experience and how it impacts the present and Person centred models being the most well known but also including; Mindfulness. I try to tailor my therapeutic style to fit your personality and individual needs. Always keeping your goals at the centre of our work together.
I am currently employed part time as a counsellor working with children and young people in Torfaen and for Monmouthshire housing association, providing a counselling service for their tenants. My Clients present with a variety of problems, ranging from; low self esteem, family breakdown, domestic violence, depression, self harm, anxiety, relationship problems to suicidal feelings.
I also worked for several years as a counsellor for women's aid, supporting sufferers and survivors of domestic abuse and violence.
Areas of interest
Children; Young people
Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions
- Eating disorders
- Neurological disorders
- Pain management
- Physical disability
- Post graduate Diploma Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy University of Wales 2009
- Postgraduate Diploma Counselling Children and Young People University of Wales 2011
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- BACP British association of counselling and Psychotherapy 2013
Affiliations / memberships