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My name is Lurdes and I'm a Integrative Counsellor based in Monmouth, South Wales, when you sit with me in the therapeutic space, my attention is fully and exclusively for you. I create the space for you to talk and explore your feelings; what may be going on underneath the feelings and how your life experiences have shaped you.

Since the start of my career, I have had a passion for working towards helping clients achieve their goals and stepping forward in their lives. I have experience of working with anxiety, depression, relationship issues and all forms of trauma, amongst many others, as well as working in different therapeutic ways, including Psychodynamic and Person Centred.

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My journey in counselling began 20 years ago in my homeland Portugal. Since relocating to England, I've devoted myself to enhancing my skills and obtaining English qualifications in counselling Person Centred and Psychotherapy. 

For the past 6 years, I've been an integral part of the NHS. Initially, I served with Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, fulfilling roles as; Mental Health Peer Supporter, Mental Health First Aider and Procurement Specialist. As a MH Peer Supporter and MH First Aider, I've provided invaluable emotional support to NHS staff navigating a spectrum of challenges, from everyday stresses to more complex issues such as depression, OCD, self-harm, suicide, grieving, and childhood trauma. This support has been consistent not only throughout the COVID-19 pandemic but over the years.

Currently, I find myself at NHS Wales as a Senior Procurement Business Manager, where my dedication lies in making a positive impact within the local community.


Outside of my NHS responsibilities, I operate a private practice offering counselling services to adults, delivering workplace counselling for organisations, and hosting summer Wellbeing retreats. 

The sessions in my private practice are tailored to your needs, working at your pace, always with a solution in mind ensuring that you are comfortable during the whole process where together we can explore any issues you bring to the session. 
I recognise every client is an individual, this is the reason I offer an initial session where we meet and identify whether you want to start your counselling journey with me. I understand that the first step on this journey can be overwhelming please be reassured I will always work at a pace that you feel comfortable with, and we are working towards your desired outcome.

I am fully qualified, insured counsellor and registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and abide by their code of ethics. I have trained with the CPCAB-(Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body) model that sets out the essential elements of practice that are common to all counselling approaches. 

 I always aim to ensure I use the best approach for you. 

Qualifications and Regulation

I am a Registered Member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy). As such I follow the BACP code of ethics and regulatory requirements. If you’d like to find out more about the BACP click here. 

I have mostly clinical supervision and undertake regular CPD (continuing professional development).
  • CPCAB- Diploma In Therapeutic Counselling -Person Centred & Psychodynamic 
  • CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Skills 
  • Open University and the BACP- Counselling online: a coronavirus primer
  • CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Studies 
  • Certificate in Counselling Studies
If you’d like to know more about me please feel free to get in touch:
Call or Text: 07484 168907
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