Individual Counselling

There are times in our lives when we all need someone to talk to and our family and friends are usually who we turn to first. Sometimes this is not enough. We may feel that those who care for us are too close to help us to see a way through clearly. We may not want to share the details of a particular difficulty with those who know us or it may be that our difficulties involve other people. There are many reasons why talking confidentially to someone like me can be the answer.

More and more people are finding that they can make positive changes in their lives through using the services of qualified and experienced psychotherapists. Will you join them?

Many people choose to see me alone either for just a few sessions to find a solution to a difficulty or over a longer period to explore attitudes, patterns and behaviours which will enhance their wellbeing.

I see children and young people on their own in certain circumstances. The age and understanding of the young person will be thought about carefully with regard to issues of confidentiality.

Systemic psychotherapy is an effective approach which is tailored to each individual as it takes account of the unique context of each person's life.

I offer a free initial, brief telephone consultation. Most people decide to follow this up with an appointment although there is no obligation. I will then arrange to see you usually at my Caerphilly practice. In certain circumstances I am also able to see people in their homes or at their place of work so please let me know if you would like to arrange this. An initial face-to-face consultation doesn't commit you to anything but is a chance for you to see whether talking to me in a safe, confidential space might just open up new possibilities for you. If you would like to give it a try we will decide together on the time interval between sessions. A pattern which suits many people is weekly at first which is then reviewed after a few weeks. Others are clearer about their needs and wishes, perhaps having seen a therapist before or because of financial constraints. Sessions usually last for 50 minutes.

"Thankyou for not only supporting me
but for giving me renewed hope and vision."
Francesca, Cardiff

"Thankyou so much for helping me.
You made a massive difference to my recovery
and I wouldn't have made such big strides
without your guidance."
Rob, Cardiff