I am a Person Centred Counsellor.
What is Person Centred? Person-centred counselling is a humanistic approach that can help individuals of all ages with a range of personal issues. The counsellor works to understand an individual’s experience from their point of view and better understand their own feelings – essentially helping them to reconnect with their inner values and sense of self-worth. A variety of factors can affect an individual’s ability to flourish, including low self-esteem, a lack of self-reliance and very little openness to new experiences. The person-centred approach has been found particularly useful in helping individuals to overcome specific problems such as depression, anxiety, bereavement, personality disorders, eating disorders and alcohol addictions. These issues can have significant impact on self-esteem, self-reliance and self-awareness, but person-centred therapy can help individuals to reconnect with their inner self in order to leave behind any limitations.
Prior to working as a counsellor, I worked in the corporate world for over 30 years and know the pressures placed upon people. I understand that there are so many dynamics that have to be met within the working world that it’s very easy to lose yourself in the pace of the job that you don’t even realise it.
I have previously worked as a counsellor for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAHMS), supporting parents through painful and emotional difficulties that they are experiencing through difficulties faced by their children and worked as a counsellor for BAWSO a Welsh Government Accredited Support Provider, delivering specialist services to people from Black and Ethnic Minority (BME) backgrounds offering counselling to women, men and young people.
I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and work within their Ethical Framework. My qualifications were achieved with WEA Cymru based in North Wales.
Types of counselling offered include Face-to-Face and Skype Counselling.
Training, qualifications & experience
CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling
WEA Cymru North Wales Certificate – Bereavement
Certificate of Attendance – 6 week training programme for Rape & Sexual Abuse Support Centre (NW)
Certificate of Attendance – Welsh Assembly Government- Mental Health First Aid
Certificate of Attendance – Sand and Art therapy Experiential Course
BACP- Integrating Artwork into Counselling
Certificate of Attendance – Transgender Awareness
Certificate of Attendance – Suicide and Loss
Member organisations- Registered Member of British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Borderline personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Relationship issues
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Fees: £45.00 per hour