How I can help

I offer private counselling to both adults and young people. Daytime and evening sessions are available in Abergavenny and Usk.

My service is suitable for people who feel they are struggling with any aspect of their lives and who would like to talk with a professionally qualified person outside of their situation. I am trained to hear what you are saying and feeling, and to offer different ways to make better sense of your life.

I believe that our lives are made up of many stories that tell of our experiences. My invitation is to help you uncover some of those episodes, and link connections and meanings to who you are and how you experience life.

For some people, it is enough to have their account heard and witnessed; there are various ways that this can be helpful. For others, deeper conversations  can lead to beneficial understandings of situations, feelings and moods.  I can help you to uncover solutions to move into a different frame of mind, better mental health and a more meaningful life.

In this context, it is possible that you may feel, or you may have been told, there is something ‘wrong’ with you; I can offer you a different perspective. For example, there might be something  discordant, or unhelpful, with the systems you are experiencing in your world.

Together we can explore and pay attention to these issues and create a different balance in your life and in your very being.

These are just some examples of typical problems I can help with

Abortion, Abuse, Addiction(s), Affairs and betrayals, Alcoholism, Anger management, Anxiety, Attachment disorder, Behaviour problems, Bereavement, Bipolar disorder, Borderline personality disorder, Bullying, Cancer, Career, Carer support, Child related issues, Childhood bereavement, Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME, Dementia, Depression, Depression and anxiety in children, Disabilities, Discrimination, Domestic violence, Drug abuse, Eating disorders, Emotional abuse, Family issues, Feeling sad, Gambling, Generalised anxiety disorder, HIV/AIDS, Hoarding, Infertility, Internet addiction, Learning difficulties, Loneliness, Low self-confidence, Low self-esteem, Miscarriage, Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), Panic disorder, Personality disorders, Physical abuse, Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Postnatal depression, Psychosis, Redundancy, Relationship issues, Schizophrenia, Seasonal affective disorder (SAD), Self-harm, Separation and divorce, Sexual abuse, Sexuality, Smoking, Spirituality, Stress, Suicidal thoughts, Trauma, Work-related stress, Young carers.