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 a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) working towards accreditation. 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

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.

Bereavement Counselling Foundation Course, Cruse

Sudden and traumatic death, Cruse

Working with trauma, Cruse

Working with shame, Carolyn Spring

Working with suicidal clients remotely, Cruse

Ongoing telephone support, Cruse

Self-care, Cruse

Counselling online, BACP