About Us

We are a team of BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) approved counsellors and psychotherapists each with a unique skill-set and all with experience supporting people with a wide range of needs. We pride ourselves on providing all clients with a warm and friendly environment from the moment you arrive to the moment you leave.

The Place

Canaston Bridge wellbeing is a purpose built centre with light airy rooms and beautiful views of the surrounding countryside. We have created the space based on our experience of what is conducive to the therapeutic process; being in a safe, confidential space connected to nature but with ease of practical elements such as ample parking. The centre is a peaceful and calming environment that is relaxed, friendly and professional. We aim to help you feel as comfortable as possible with us from the very first session and appreciate that it can take courage to begin the therapeutic journey.

Clients

We see adult clients from all walks of life and all backgrounds. Emotional distress, stress and mental health challenges can affect anyone. Many of us will experience mental health issues at some point in our lives, this can be the result of sudden life events or from earlier trauma resurfacing when current life events trigger early memories or life experiences or simply a sense of unease or dissatisfaction with your life or relationships currently. During these times seeking professional help can help to make sense of your emotional distress. With support and increased awareness of the underlying issues and patterns of behaviour the hope is that you will be encouraged and feel better able to move forward in life.

Meet the Therapists

Please contact the therapists directly to make appointments for sessions

Hayley


I am extremely passionate about my work and offer a warm and down to earth approach to therapy. My aim is to gently guide and support you through the difficult time in your life. My training in counselling and psychotherapy was obtained through the Adlerian Society of Wales where I hold a position as a trustee.

I have completed further training in bereavement counselling with Cruse and completed a placement with the Hywel Dda Specialist Bereavement Service. I am proud to have worked as a volunteer for Sands (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society) for many years supporting local bereaved families and facilitating the local support group.

Ayesha


My approach is integrative and draws on different modalities including Adlerian psychotherapy and cognitive behavioural therapy with a focus on encouragement, hope and collaboration. I offer therapy tailored to each individual’s needs by creating a safe, non-judgmental space that encourages self-awareness and growth. For the last 15 years I have worked with diverse client groups from refugees and asylum seekers in the nonprofit sector to in-patient psychiatric facilities. I have worked with issues including stress and anxiety and depression, trauma, eating disorders, OCD, personality disorders and with survivors of rape and sexual abuse.

Julie


I bring a diverse range of experience and would describe my therapeutic approach as integrative having trained as a Registered General and Mental Health Nurse, the latter leading to further training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and, more recently, Adlerian Psychotherapy.

I specialised in Eating Disorders whilst working in London and became Clinical Lead of an ED Unit in Richmond-Upon-Thames. I have worked with Adults and Young People presenting with disordered eating alongside substance misuse, self-harm, anxiety and depression, for the last 26 years. I also work with body image issues including Body Dysmorphic Disorder..

For the last 8 years I have worked for Children In Need and, more recently, for the GP cluster group within Primary Care.

I offer a warm, non-judgemental and collaborative approach to each individual's journey and am willing to work with all ages. I am currently only working online.

I am also qualified in both Foot and Facial Reflexology and value a holistic approach to Physical and Mental Health.

Mark


I offer a relaxed, open and honest approach in my work.

My training and qualification is in Adlerian Counselling and Psychotherapy which is a humanistic approach, encouraging the release of unproductive feelings.

During my time as a student and subsequently as a qualified therapist I have worked with the DPJ foundation, providing talk therapy and much needed support to adults of all ages within the agricultural sector.

Working with the DPJ has increased my experience of working with many different mental health conditions, as well as enhancing my desire to help people with their challenges of daily living.

Cerian


I am trained in Adlerian Counselling and Psychotherapy and have a Degree in Psychology. My previous job roles within the Care, Social and Academic Sectors have all been focused on understanding the needs and development of others. I am a compassionate therapist who works alongside my clients at their own pace; providing you with support, encouragement and techniques in a confidential safe space to guide you on your therapeutic journey.

Psychoeducation is appropriately incorporated into sessions (i.e. explanation of ideas and suggested reading/videos), which aims to give clients more understanding of topics discussed. This develops client’s awareness and understanding, therefore enabling new insights, positive change and movement within.

Gaining valuable awareness of why we are who we are and how this affects our thoughts and behaviours is extremely beneficial, as it helps clients to develop and increase their understanding, self-acceptance and well-being.

Dr Alison Clare Scott


I first came to Adlerian training twenty years ago, went on to study integrative therapy, and returned to become an Adlerian psychotherapist, having realised how much more I could offer working in this way. I also bring my learning and experience from my personal and professional lives to enrich and inform my practice.

I have expertise in neurodiversity, communication difficulties, trauma, creative writing and other expressive arts therapies. I am a certified Brainspotting practitioner. I act intuitively, drawing on creative and spiritual strengths. I am a Reiki Master/Teacher.

I worked in London and East Sussex, before returning to Wales 30 years ago. I have trained and supervised professionals, students and others in therapeutic and pastoral skills, neurodiversity, specialist teaching and assessment, creative writing, sexual health. I have been a diagnostic assessor and therapist for the neurodivergent, their families and intimate others. I have taught all ages, from 4 to 94, at primary, secondary, further education, undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

I consider that I am an informed companion who travels alongside you for part of your life’s journey, while you regain a sense of wellbeing and clarity about your place in the world, who you are and where you wish to travel. I use my middle name, Clare.

Dr Alison Clare Scott (PhD, MA, Dip Adlerian Couns. & Psychotherapy, OCR Dip SpLD, PGCE, BA Hons.)

Ali


I am delighted to be joining the Canaston Bridge Wellbeing Team to provide a range of Complementary Therapies including Reflexology, Aromatherapy Massage, Swedish Massage, Hot Stones Massage and Hopi Ear Candling.

I take a holistic approach providing a safe and warm environment where I can focus on you and tailor specific treatments for your particular needs.

I am passionate about the therapeutic power of essential oils and incorporate them into my treatments to create a deeply relaxing experience allowing the body and mind to refresh and rebalance.

The treatments are enhanced and supported with on-going advice and help with general wellbeing including the use of oils in everyday life to ensure the benefits are real and long lasting. Feedback has been excellent with clients reporting a number of positive outcomes including physical benefits, tension relief, a sense of calm and relaxation, improved sleep patterns, feeling energised and uplifted with improved clarity and focus.

I look forward to welcoming you.

Christina


I am a certified and accredited Holistic Wellbeing Coach, Colour Therapist & Reiki Therapist.

I pride myself upon the safe space I create and my gentle nature in supporting my clients to find more of themselves beneath the noise of the every day. Every session I facilitate is different in the sense that it’s tailored to the individual needs of the client.

Reiki is a very gentle, non invasive healing technique which works to balance the energy of your whole body, mind and spirit. It is proven to improve sleep, ease tension in the body and calm the mind. Reiki can also help to boost your immune system and supports physical healing.

Through a unique blend of colour therapy and coaching, I work with clients to locate stuck energy and emotion. We work together to communicate with, understand and release that blocked energy in a gentle but powerful way. Clients often experience the physical release of emotion and energy. This leaves them feeling renewed, calm and empowered with a deeper understanding of and connection with themselves.

I would be happy to chat with anyone who feels drawn to my offerings should they have any questions. You can contact me through the button below.

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