The Stress Less Clinic
Private and affordable counselling and psychotherapy services for adults, children and families.
Counselling, therapy and treatment for a range of concerns, including anxiety, stress, depression, grief and loss. Specialising in parenting strategies; childhood and adolescent issues; couple counselling; and family therapy.
After hours and weekend appointments available.
Sometimes we can’t stop the world from crashing down on us and life can be difficult at times, We can all use a little help.
Let me help you.
I have 20 years experience in counselling and psychotherapy, and have worked with adults, couples, children and families in my private practice, with agencies, and in over 50 schools in the UK, Thailand, New Zealand and the Middle East. I am also experienced in providing crisis counselling services and aiding community members and emergency support personnel in tragedy, including victims of the Asian Tsunami and in Kuwait, after the Gulf War,
I have worked with people of all ages and backgrounds and can help you with a variety of concerns. My clients tell me that I am warm, insightful and understanding. I am passionate about supporting personal growth and helping people develop happier and more meaningful lives.
In our counselling sessions I am focused on you and your experience. We will work together to understand and explore your thoughts, behaviours and feelings and reflect on your life experiences. Working with a counsellor can help you see things in a new perspective and give support through difficult times.
I understand that taking the first step in coming to counselling can be daunting. Asking for support can be stressful in itself and may make you feel vulnerable and self-conscious. However, taking that step may be key to a new beginning.
My approach to therapy is informed by current research. I bring to our sessions a number of different counselling modalities. I offer both short term and open-ended counselling, (depending on your needs and the issues you want to address), in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment through face to face counselling and coaching at my clinic in Newport, Wales or online counselling and coaching.
Whether you are looking for counselling support or motivational coaching, I offer a conversational approach to working through problems, life issues and goals. I believe everyone is unique and I tailor my approach according to your needs and what works best for you. My hope is that through our meetings, whether face to face or online, we can work together to find a way forward for you to enjoy life more.
I have a Masters degree in Counselling (First Class Honours), a Diploma in Counselling and a Bachelors degree in Education. The main theoretical backgrounds of my training were psychodynamic and person-centred. Other trainings have been in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Neurolinguistic Programming, Solution Focused Therapy, Gestalt Methods and Sand Play Therapy. This allows me to work in a truly integrative way and to provide the best form of therapy for your unique needs. In addition. I am also a certified Cyber Therapist.
Participating in ongoing professional development and clinical supervision allows me to keep up to date and to offer a high-quality service.
•BACP – British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
(Registered on the new BACP Register of qualified therapists.)
Member of BACP Private Practice, BACP Children and Young People Division and BACP specialist Workplace Division)
•ACTO – The Association for Counselling and Therapy Online
(Registered on the ACTO website directory for approved counsellors for online counselling/therapy.)
•NZAC – New Zealand Association of Counsellors
All my work is carried out in accordance with the Ethical Framework of the associations.