You will find find information here about Counselling SouthWales and who we are.

Counselling SouthWales is a small, but well resourced, agency, based in Bridgend. Tracy Walker is the principal counsellor and we have a male counsellor also available, Geoff Walker (yes, we also happen to be married!).

We are both trained and qualified Counsellors and we come from quite different professional backgrounds, bringing a wealth of experience to our counselling work.

Find out a little more about us here.

 

 

Tracy Walker

I am a qualified Primary School Teacher with over twenty years experience. Through this I have developed a particular interest in matters affecting children and families, and Child Protection issues.

I have worked  in an agency which provides counselling and information for young people (13 to 25 years) where a wide range of issues and problems which affect these clients specifically are addressed.

I  have also worked for an  agency  counselling  clients who are experiencing problems with drug or alcohol use and  have experience of  working with the families of this client group, including children and young people.

I have trained in Person-Centred and Humanistic Counselling and I have a particular interest in Gestalt Therapy which I find integrates well with the way I work with Clients. 

I am a creative person, enjoying pottery, crafts, modern art. I like to integrate some of this creativity into my work with clients.

 

Geoff Walker

I originally trained as a silversmith though found my career in housing. Through this I became involved in supported housing for people  who had particular difficulties such as mental ill health and addiction or substance misuse problems.

Following my own training as a counsellor I went on to work as an independent counsellor dealing with a wide range of issues. I have also worked in a treatment centre for those with addictions.

I am currently working in the field of supported housing.

I am also a qualified hypnotherapist

I have  particular interest in  the application of Transactional Analysis techniques to my work and a therapeutic technique known as Solution Focussed Brief Therapy (SBFT) which concentrates on the future rather than dwelling on "what went wrong" (see the page "Resources").