About Me

Professional Background
I have trained in a variety of therapeutic models including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Brief Therapy, and EMDR.   I also draw on aspects of Compassion Focused Therapy and Mindfulness. 
 
I work with a wide range of presenting problems, including depression, anxiety and panic attacks, stress, OCD, phobias, self-esteem, adjustment to illness and injury, relationships, and have specialist expertise in treating all forms of trauma.  There is more about this in the EMDR section of the website.

For the past 15 years I have worked for the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board as Manager/Professional Lead for the Counselling in Primary Care Service.  My own clinical work has been carried out in GP surgeries in Monmouthshire.

I offer Clinical Supervision to practising and trainee counsellors.

Educational background/qualifications 
BA, English and History, Manchester Polytechnic
Post Graduate Certificate of Education, University of Lancaster
Diploma in Health Education, University of Leeds
Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling (Primary Care), University of Wales
Masters Degree, Counselling Studies (CBT), University of Wales
Post Graduate Diploma in Consultative Supervision, University of Wales
Qualified EMDR Therapist
Accredited Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
Accredited member of the BACP Voluntary Register of Counsellors, and UKRCP registered
I am bound by the BACP Code of Ethics and Complaints Procedure.
Member of the EMDR Association, UK and Ireland