I have practised as a counsellor since 2016 and am currently in advanced training leading to registration as a Gestalt psychotherapist with the UK Council for Psychotherapy. I am in regular supervision, am fully insured and both DBS and PVG checked.
I provide therapy via the Welsh Psychotherapy Institute (WPI), which has advanced trainee therapists and counsellors in many parts of South Wales. Like all WPI trainees, I am working towards UKCP registration, have been vetted, and work to a Code of Ethics.
The Welsh Psychotherapy Institute LTD, 54 Charles Street, Cardiff CF10 2GF
I have undertaken a four-year training with the Gestalt Psychotherapy and Training Institute, and I have a Diploma in Relational Mindfulness with the Karuna Institute.
I have completed an 80-hour Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling mapped to competencies laid out by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.
As well as seeing private clients, I work remotely for a counselling agency in Scotland that offers low-cost services to people with limited funds.
I was previously a listening volunteer with Samaritans in Glasgow.
I initially came to psychotherapy through mindfulness meditation and Focusing, and these practices continue to shape my work. I see both therapy and meditation as ways of bringing greater awareness to our inner lives and relationships.
I have a degree in modern languages and literature, and enjoy bringing creative expression into therapy, through words, images and creative writing.
I previously worked in research, education and public policy for over 20 years and have a masters and PhD in economic development. In my therapy work, I am interested in how we are shaped by the economic and political conditions that we live in.
I have worked and studied in a number of European countries, and this informs my ongoing interest in experiences of not/belonging, cultural difference and identity.
I am a member of:
The UK Association of Gestalt Psychotherapists
The Gestalt Psychotherapy Training Institute (Trainee Member)
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (Trainee member)
The Welsh Psychotherapy Institute (Associate Trainee Member)
Trauma Training in Scotland
I am committed to ongoing professional development and since 2020 have completed e.g.:
Tara Brach, Meditation and Psychotherapy: Integrating Mindfulness into Clinical Practice
Trauma Training in Scotland, Dr Frank Corrigan, Deep Brain Reorienting
Carolyn Spring, Working with Dissociative Disorders in Clinical Practice
University of Derby, Understanding Autism, Asperger's and ADHD