Learn More About Me
I am a qualified counsellor based in Abergavenny, South Wales and am a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy)
I am also a trainer who delivers the internationally recognised Mental Health First Aid (Wales) two day course as well as bespoke workshops about mental health and wellbeing.
I have always enjoyed helping and supporting others. My first career was as a Primary School teacher for 13 years including two years teaching overseas.
Since 2016, I have supported adults with mental health issues in a range of settings. Over the past few years I have worked for Breathe (part of Platfform), New Pathways and Relate, offering counselling to adults experiencing a range of presenting issues.
In 2019, I attended training about how to offer life coaching in an outdoor setting. I enjoy working outdoors, face-to-face and over the phone or via Zoom.
During my own mental health struggles or when I simply needed clarity or answers, I found counselling really helpful. From my experience, I also learnt how important it is that the client and counsellor are the right fit and able to work well together.
Am I the right counsellor for you?
During a free 15-minute introductory session via Zoom or telephone, we can decide if we will work well together to help you gain clarity and find answers.
Depending on what you bring to therapy, we'll tailor the counselling approach so it best suits your needs. The different theories I may draw upon include: Person-Centred, Humanistic Existential, CBT (cognitive behaviour therapy), Transactional Analysis, Solution Focused therapy, Systemic and Psychodynamic.
You can choose how many sessions you want together - a single session or a block of sessions. You can choose to stop counselling sessions any time.
I have experience of working with a range of issues including:
Low self-esteem and lack of confidence
Sexual assault and rape
Bereavement, grief, loss