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About me

I qualified in 2004 and have worked extensively Nationally and Internationally.
I’ve gained a great deal of expertise in helping people work through their experiences with many of life's difficulties – such as depression, family issues, self-harm, addictions and compulsivity, childhood abuse, sexual trauma and struggles with mental health issues.

My professional accreditations

  • I am a member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy)

  • I am an accredited Counsellor of the Treatment of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity (ATSAC)

  • I am a member of the International Centre of Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy 

My Qualifications

  • BSc Hons: Psychology/Sociology

  • Post Graduate Diploma: Advanced Counselling and Supervision

  • PgCE/Professional Certificate of Education

  • Diploma: Systemic Family Therapy

  • Diploma: Advanced Therapeutic Counselling

  • Diploma: Sex Addiction & Compulsivity

  • Post-Qualifying Advanced Certificate: Working with Eating Disorders 

  • Lecturer in Counselling at Cardiff and the Vale College

Other training courses completed

  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy 

  • CRAFT Training Programme (Drug and Alcohol Services) Certification

  • Motivational Interviewing Course Certification 

  • Option 2 Training Programme Certification

  • Advanced Sexuality Course Certification

  • Therapeutic Relationships Certification

  • Creative Counselling Certification

  • Substance Misuse Certification 

  • Managing Trauma

Clients are individuals and I don’t think there’s a one-size-fits-all approach to counselling. It’s important to find what works and what speaks to my clients. And it’s not always traditional talk therapy. I use anything and everything to bring out the ‘unsaid’ words!

 

I have found that using creativity in working brings out so many unexpected areas to explore: it's discovery with humour and fun. Tools I use include stones, cards, pictures, drawing, modelling clay, visualisations, toys, games, plastic animals.

 

It’s a route to motivate change in the most extraordinary ways. I have found that using creative tools is healing and always remembered by the client. Whether a child or an adult, creative tools are healing and effective.

Committed to quality and safety

I am passionate and committed to continually building and updating my skills and own personal development.  I receive regular Supervision from qualified Supervisors.

 

I am a member of the British Association of Counselling & PsychotherapyI am bound by its Code of Ethics and Practice for Counsellors, a copy of which is available on request, to ensure safe and contained counselling practice. I also hold proficiencies in Safeguarding and a current DBS.

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