Welcome to Dandelion Therapy Services.
I am the founder of Dandelion Therapy Services. I want to use this opportunity to let you know a bit about me and why I set up dandelion Therapy services.
In the past, I have had support through various models of therapy that I feel has been invaluable to my life today. It supported me through difficult life experiences and left me feeling inspired to train to offer others the same support. Because of my past and the help I received, I am so passionate about my work as a psychotherapist.
Why I chose the name Dandelion Therapy services?
After many conversations and brainstorming with friends and family, I decided on the name Dandelion Therapy Services. It wasn't a lucky choice that we stuck with; I feel it has so much power and significance that I knew it was the right decision. The dandelion plant often regarded as a 'nuisance', simply a weed that so many try to drag up from the ground. And yet, it is one of the most valuable plants in the world. Every part of the dandelion has its incredible uses, much like us humans. Not only are dandelions one of the first flowers to bloom in spring, making them a vital food source for insects and birds, but they also have long been used as traditional medicine. Dandelions, regarded as a symbol of healing and resilience, are rich in nutrients packed with healthful properties.
People often seek counselling because they feel useless and sometimes describe themselves as unimportant or feel that the world would be better off without them in it. I see this similar to dandelions. They can be labelled 'useless weeds' so carelessly, yet could not be further from the truth. Just like dandelions, we all bring something unique to the world. Sometimes we just need a little help to find it.
I have always had a great passion for helping people. It became evident through my work in Human Resources and was reflected throughout my various roles in Management.
I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor and a Registered Member of The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), and an Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society (NCS)
I adhere to the BACP 'Ethical Framework for counsellors' and follow the BACP Guidelines for Online Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I also currently work at Cardiff Mind, which has given me a wealth of experience working with various mental health issues, including anxiety, domestic abuse, depression and relationship problems.
I continue to develop my knowledge through attending 'Continuing Professional Development workshops and training. I do this to ensure that my practice and knowledge are kept up to date on specific issues and current developments.
I use an 'Integrative' approach in my work with clients. This means that rather than specialising in one traditional therapy model, I seek to combine different techniques to provide the most effective way of working. I will always explain clearly to you how we will work together and what you can expect. I have worked with clients across all age ranges, from age 5, up to and beyond retirement. I have the fullest commitment to offering a welcoming service to all background in a supportive and non-discriminatory manner.
Here at Dandelion Therapy Services.
We continue to offer support and counselling through online or telephone sessions to existing and new clients during these difficult times. To the best of our ability, we aim to provide online counselling opportunities that endeavour to create a supportive, non-judgmental environment where you are offered time and space to understand and gain insight into your situation. This process can foster growth and lead to positive change in your life; however, we will not be in a position to offer advice.
Most importantly, we are here to support you and offer a safe place for you to talk.