Qualified Humanistic Integrative Counsellor for Adults
(FdA BACP Accred Course)
Qualified Counsellor for Children and Adolescents (PG Dip.)
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (PG Dip.)
Registered Member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) (BACP )
Registered Member of the BACP C&YP (Children & Young People Division)
Professionally Insured Practicing Therapist, ICO Data Control Registered & DBS Checked Therapist
My Counselling Practices in Carmarthenshire are based in Ammanford, Swansea, Gorseinon/Llanelli.
Please see my Concessionary Rates for Swansea University Students based in Life Therapy Centre Swansea.
Coping Strategies and Personal Development
Relaxation Techniques including Guided Imagery are frequently enjoyed by my clients in therapy sessions to help calm nervousness or master self control in a Mindfulness approach over Stress and Anxiety. These can be very effective skills to learn to enhance mind and body well-being and for stress relief and management of difficult issues and challenging situations when under pressure.
- Learn relaxation coping strategies to manage and reduce stress and Anxiety
- How to overcome Low self-confidence and low self-esteem and start enjoying a new world with assertiveness skills
- Anger issues and Anger Management strategies
- Overcoming difficulties with Rewind Technique Therapy for Trauma or Fears
- Exploring and understanding your needs, how to meet them and make life more fulfilling
- Exploring your different relationships, learn successful communication and emotions
- Exploring behaviour patterns, how to change unhelpful behaviours to effective ones
- Exploring new ways to deal with stress, anxiety and depression
Counselling Issues - Adults & Young People
- Abuse past and present, physical, emotional, sexual, neglect
- Addictions involving drugs and alcohol
- Addictions Sex, Gambling, Internet, Smoking, plus problem habits such as Spending
- Anger Management and Stress or lack of control
- Anxiety, Social or Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Phobias, Obsessions, Fears
- Attachment and Separation difficulties
- Bereavement, Grief
- Bipolar Disorder/Manic Depression
- Bullying or Harassment
- Communication with others/styles of relating
- Chronic illness or pain or disability
- Depression or low mood, postnatal depression, Bipolar Disorder/Manic Depression
- Divorce, break ups and coping with Separation
- Eating disorders and concerns
- Family issues
- Female issues
- Guilt or Shame
- Individuality, Gender or Identity Issues, Sexuality, cultural, faith
- Loss, or difficult changes
- Low self-confidence and low self-esteem
- Male health and depression, Topics and Forum
- Motivation and personal development
- Obsessions and Compulsion, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder OCD
- Panic Disorder
- Parenting, child issues
- Personality Disorders or personality difficulties
- Postnatal Depression
- Relationship issues with partners, affairs, betrayal, trust, divorce, co-dependency
- Relationships with family, friends, colleagues
- Seasonal Affective Disorder SAD - Seasonal or Environmental Changes bringing Low Mood and disturbances
- Self harm, self-neglect
- Sleep difficulties
- Self Image or Body Dysmorphic Disorder
- Stress relief and management
- Work and career related stress, concerns
LOSS AND BEREAVEMENT, such a significant and difficult part of our lives in so many ways and is of particular interest, following my training and experience working as a Counsellor within a bereavement service. Grief comes in many forms of losses or changes so by identifying such events or past patterns it can help us to understand and reshape our path ahead.
- Anticipated grief of a loved one dying
- Baby, or child loss
- Child bereavement, Loss of Parent
- Bereavement, loss of a loved one and coping without them
- Chronic or ongoing complicated grief
- Disability or illness and impact of life
- Pet loss
- Sudden loss, traumatic or anticipated loss
- Loss associated with life changes or circumstances
The Benefits of Exploring Grief or Loss
Counselling support can be a significant help during a distressing time of suffering a loss, by talking with someone understanding and experienced for you, who is at your side. Often other people in your life do not know what to do or say to help you, making grieving a very isolating experience.
Bereavement Counselling therapy can help make sense of what has happened and the changes it has brought, together with the many complex emotions and experiences attached to it, which can continue for any amount of time. Sensitive expert support and guidance alongside allowing yourself to address your feelings, can help avoid distressing isolation, possible complications in grief, as well as help with the worry of practical matters and functioning.
As a grief therapist, I support the needs of every client individually with patience, respect and dignity.
My Therapy Approach - Working with Adults & Young People
As a Qualified Humanistic Integrative Counsellor, trained and experienced in multiple therapy approaches, I offer you tailored private therapy for your individual needs (not one fits all).
My Therapy Approaches are tailored according to therapy issues and your personal preferences, whether it be more directly problem solving issues or issues benefiting from deeper therapeutic exploration.
Key models include Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Emotional Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness, Human Givens Psychotherapy, Emotion Focused Therapy/Gestalt Therapy and Transactional Analysis (TA) (which can provide powerful working tools for successful relationship and personality for example) . All therapy is based on the foundation of the Person Centred Approach, putting our relationship and your personal therapy needs and wishes foremost, as well as working within the guidelines of the BACP Ethical Framework. Some specialised interventions I practice include the Mindfulness Guided Imagery for Anxiety, Stress, Panic, as well as the Human Givens Rewind Technique, effective for treating phobias as well as difficult memories or trauma conditions.
Therapy for Stress, Issues & Problems
Talking and working therapeutically can help you in many so aspects of your life - to aleviate stress, to resolve/solve problems, to rebuild your life and hopes, for continued chronic support, to understand your worries and anxiety, or just get some clarity at a difficult time. Therapy is conducted confidentially and sensitively with me, another understanding human, to receive you as you are, and help you explore what you need to effectively.
Therapy for Self-Discovery, Health & Well-Being
As a human, this is good to understand... Awareness and understanding of our feelings has a direct connection to wellness - this cannot be underestimated. The stress of bottling up feelings and avoiding matters can cause problems.
Therapeutically exploring your thoughts and feelings, like using an internal Sat Nav, helps self understanding and behaviours, helps identify what you may be lacking, craving or struggling with. It can empower you to get your needs met both emotionally and physically, with conscious decision making rather than succumbing to unhelpful habits, addictions, anger behaviours or stresses, which may lead to health issues including Anxiety, Depression, or Emotional and Physical Breakdown for example.
Are you feeling low and hopeless in this cycle? I can help you with life issues, past or present to get you back on track - with life how it should be.
Therapy for Life Change, Relationships & Self-Development
Clients often report that counselling has changed their life - for themselves, relationships, situations and future hopes. That our sessions have brought them relief from troublesome thoughts, emotions and behaviour, together with new helpful perspectives and strategies. With this comes increased self understanding and confidence, bringing the benefits of new options and courage to make changes. What may exist for you?!
Therapy for Support - Grief, Loss, Trauma or Change
Sensitive expert support and guidance with bereavement, loss, or change can be valuable to help you cope through difficulties and help with life ahead.
Please see my thoughts concerning The Benefits of Exploring Grief or Loss.
It's never too late to change your life
How important are you - to yourself, and others? I understand that at a difficult time, feelings of low confidence can make asking for help difficult. Maybe too, you think ‘I should just get on with it’ or that having counselling is self-indulgent, or an unwarranted expense? Perhaps consider the implications to your health and circumstances and how counselling could help. How can I help you?
Call me for a no obligation Consultation 07496 864388 [email protected]
Phone/Text/ Email/Or Use the Contact Form.
Carmarthenshire Practice Locations available to you are -
Swansea - Life Therapy Centre Swansea
FEES per Counselling Session (50-60 mins)
£40.00 per Private Session / (Phone sessions available by arrangement )
£36.00 for Counselling Students & Swansea University Students
£45.00 for Corporate Healthcare Service Clients
(Certain concessions are available, so please ask me)
You may be able to get your counselling sessions paid if you have Healthcare Insurance depending on your policy conditions - please check with your insurer first for guidance.