Practical Matters

I am working towards an Advanced Diploma in Relational Centred Counselling and accreditation with the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). I am a Senior Trainee Therapist and I've attended over 450 training hours.

My work is guided by the Ethical Code of Conduct of the UKCP and the Welsh Psychotherapy Institute Ltd where I study and practice.

I attend regular Supervision to ensure I continue to work ethically and competently with my clients.

"What I am is good enough if only I could be so openly" - Dr C Rogers

Our first session will be a mutual assessment session. This session gives you an opportunity to meet me and find out how I work. It gives me an opportunity to meet you and to see if I can work ethically and competently with you.

If we agree to work together, I would normally ask you to commit to at least six session. You are free to leave whenever you wish, but I would ask for at least 1 session in order for us to have an appropriate ending. These first sessions will give us a deeper understanding of what brings you to therapy, but also if we wish to work together longer term.

During the 1st or 2nd session we will discuss and sign an agreement. This agreement is an ethical requirement as it explains what you can expect of me and what I expect of you. It will also clearly indicate my cancellation policy and agreed fees.

We will normally meet on the same day, time and place every week or as agreed.

Sessions last 50 minutes and all our work and arrangements are included in this time.

Payment is by cash or cheque. You are also able to make a direct bank transfer, but this would need to clear my account before our session starts.

I practice from the Welsh Psychotherapy Institute Ltd, as part of the Affordable Therapy Service, 54 Charles Street, Cardiff, CF10 2GF

I am interested in working with:

Abuse (Emotional, Physical and Sexual), Addiction, Anger and Rage, Anxiety, Depression, Eating Disorder, Gender Identity, Grief and Loss, Phobias, Trauma, Self Esteem and Confidence, Self-Harm, Sexuality, Sexual Orientations, Shame, Suicidal Thoughts, Terminal Illness

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