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Hello, my name is Tess, I grew up in the beautiful Dyfi Valley, Mid Wales and this is where I live with my partner and two daughters. I run a small private practice based near Machynlleth. 

I came to counselling work through an interest in looking at the nature of the mind and perception, as well as a desire to work in close connection with others.

I have a keen interest in growing food and in the natural world, which I believe we, as humans, are not separate from. I also see the mind and body as equals in their intelligence and impact on our mentality.

I have lived and studied abroad and I enjoy the diversity and excitement of different ways of being in the world, as well as having a deep respect for the traditions and language of this land. I have practiced mindfulness and meditation for many years. All of these factors undoubtedly inform my approach to therapy, where there is the option of investigating the relationship between the self, the world and our perceptions.



I am an accredited member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists). I work according to their ethical code.


Diploma in Other-centred Counselling, Tariki Trust

Foundation Certificate in Other-centred Counselling, Tariki Trust

BSc (hons) Degree in Environmental Biology

Certificate in European Studies

Currently working towards:

MSc in Mindfulness Based Approaches

Certificate in Couples Therapy 

Additional Training

Continued professional development is an essential part of any therapists' practice. I continue to learn and gain insight through training courses, workshops and personal study. Here are some of the CPD courses I have completed, which gives you an idea of my areas of interest.

Couples in conflict, Juliet Grayson

The fundamentals of working with couples, Juliet Grayson

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), The Mindfulness Project

Releasing negative beliefs and thought patterns, The Radical Compassion Institute

Mindfulness Daily, Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield

EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) Level 1 

Bereavement Counselling Foundation Course, Cruse

Sudden and traumatic death, Cruse

Working with trauma, Cruse

Working with shame, Carolyn Spring

Counselling online, BACP

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