Since gaining my degree in Psychology in 2003 and qualifying as a Counsellor in 2012, I have worked for Welsh Women’s Aid, ChildLine, Atal-y-fro, Eye to Eye, Vale Counselling Service and New Pathways. I am also a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and am bound by their Ethical Framework for Good Practice.
I believe that there are events or moments in our lives, where we require the space and time to explore our feelings and begin to understand what has happened or changed, especially when we have experienced a traumatic event, bereavement or loss, a difficult situation or when our lives have become overloaded with stress and pressures.
I endeavour to provide a safe, confidential and calm environment where a person can feel comfortable to talk and explore their individual situation, their thoughts, feelings, motivations, anxieties and fears. This safe space is a time that is for you and about you and allows you to express yourself freely. You will experience a non-judgmental, congruent and empathic approach and this will hopefully allow positive changes to occur that suit your individual goal . I believe this allows people to better understand themselves and reach their own full potential.
Skills or Specialisms
My work is informed and inspired by Person Centred Theory, Psychodynamic Theory and Attachment Theory. I have over 7 years’ experience in the counselling world and have worked with adults, children and young people with a variety of problems including bereavement, loss, depression and anxiety, low self-esteem, family and relationship issues, with a particular interest in those that have experienced Violence against women, domestic abuse or sexual violence (VAWDASV).