About Me

sand trayAs a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, achieving the BACP Certificate of Proficiency, I adhere to their ethics and guidelines.  I offer counselling to adults, young people and children, working from my home in a room set aside for counselling.

After training as an integrative counsellor at Newman University I have worked with adults for a charitable counselling organisation and with Cruse Bereavement Care.

Working as a teacher for several years, I saw a great need for children to be listened to carefully and fully. Following my training at the University of South Wales, I work as a school counsellor in several schools in Newport.

Issues I work with

I offer short or long-term counselling in abuse, anger, anxiety, bereavement and loss, depression, low self-esteem, obsessive compulsive disorder, relationship issues, self-harm, spirituality, stress, suicidal thoughts and work related issues. I have helped children with depression, behavioural issues, obsessive compulsive disorder, self-harm, anxiety, family problems, anger, bullying, low self-esteem, dyslexia and bereavement. When working with children, I often use creative counselling skills and sand tray therapy to help the child engage in the process.  

Qualifications  

  • Foundation Degree in Integrative Counselling (Newman University)
  • MA Counselling Children and Young People (University of South Wales)
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills (Gloucester Counselling Services)
  • Ascentis Level 2 in Bereavement Care with Children and Young People
  • Cruse Bereavement Care with Children and Young People  
  • B.Ed Hons Nursery/Primary Education (University of London)  
  • PG Cert Education (Special Educational Needs Coordination)
  • DBS Enhanced Certificate  
  • Further training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy  
  • Fully insured for working with adults, children and young people  

I regularly update my knowledge and skills by Continual Professional Development (CPD) workshops.  To date, this has included

  • Self-Harm in Young People                  
  • Creative Therapy                  
  • Mindfulness
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Creative Writing in Therapy  
  • Introduction to Psychodrama  
  • Eating Disorders  
  • Safeguarding (annual update)  
  • Sexual Exploitation of Young People