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Where we work

  • We have counsellors based in secondary schools and alternate provision (EHE, EOTAS, PRS) settings in Monmouthshire.
  • We deliver a community service for 11-18 year olds in North and South locations.
  • We offer a Telephone / Video / TextChat counselling service.

How we can help

Counselling is a good way to build coping skills towards different topics.

Sometimes these topics fall into the categories of self (me), relationships (other people), and the contexts in which we live our lives (e.g. school, work or family). Other times clients are not quite sure what they need support with, but they know they would like some help.

Sometimes counselling is valued as a calm space for a young person to be heard.

About our team

The counselling team is made up of fully qualified counsellors and psychotherapists, those in training at university, and other wellbeing practitioners. The team work creatively and draw on research informed approaches as well as practice-based evidence. We have team members fully trained to deliver Mindfulness in Schools (MISP) and to deliver online and phone therapy (OPT) as guided by the accrediting body ACTO. All counsellors/psychotherapists will be registered members of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, the National Counselling Society, or The Health and Care Professions Council.

Nathan Meredith

Hi, I’m Nathan, I am the Young People and Communities Lead and the counselling team, young carers service, and our community links project called ‘InFaCT’ all sit in my area of Monmouthshire services for young people. I am a counsellor myself and feel very privileged to continue to be part of all our work with young people. Music and the outdoors are those things that equally keep me smiling.

Karen Davies

Hi, my name is Karen aka KD, the School and Community Counselling Coordinator.I take huge pride, pleasure, and feel privileged to share a space to support young people in the dilemmas that they face. The secure, confidential mediums that I practice intertwine, from Face to Face to all modalities online. Some say I am empathetic, friendly, and witty, and permanently run on a full adaptable battery, with a huge non- judgemental, kind and understanding heart. So, this is the end of a compact profile of me, and for now I must depart. In recognising how important the therapeutic relationship is to you,  Any further thoughts or enquiries I am more than open to.

Alison Crosbie

Hello I am Alison, an art psychotherapist and member of the counselling service. I have worked with a range of client groups and individuals of all ages, however in my experience I have more often engaged with young people. My approach to therapy is integrative with a pluralistic perspective and offers young people the opportunity to communicate using a visual language. I respect and honour uniqueness therefore work flexibly in consideration of the individual to support a person to make positive change.

I love to walk my dog in the countryside, garden in all weathers and practice my own art making as well as read to relax and visit museums and art galleries for inspiration.

Katie Pritchard

I am Katie, and I have been counselling young people for Face 2 Face for many years now, from several different venues. I work in a way which is very flexible, so that I can celebrate what makes each young person’s unique, and get the best out of our time working together.

In my free time, I love cooking and eating, making and listening to music and camping. I also love really hot weather, flying kites on windy days, and watching old films on the sofa with a giant hot chocolate in winter time.

Tracey Marshall

Hello my name is Tracey, I am a psychotherapeutic counsellor with my training being in Adlerian Individual Psychology and Humanistic theories with a Psychodynamic contrast. My working experiences cover children and young adults whilst working in two charities; grief, loss and bereavement whilst working in two hospices, and general practice through other charities and my own private practice. I enjoy learning and have just finished a diploma in clinical supervision. I also love spending time with my family and walking in the beautiful country side where I live and surrounding counties.

Christopher Jones

I am a music therapist and piano teacher working in Monmouthshire and surrounding counties, having over 20 years’ experience. I work with both adults and children with severe learning difficulties.

My training was psychodynamic but over the years I have found myself leaning towards a more humanistic approach, using child centred methods

In 2017 I trained as a clinical supervisor and currently supervise arts therapists and therapists/counsellors from a variety of disciplines.

In 2019/20 I trained as a child and adolescent counsellor as this had been an ambition of mine for some time as I enjoy working with young people. I know that the skills I have developed within creative therapies has given me a more rounded perspective.


I am an avid reader but also have other varied interests including photography, astronomy, ornithology. However, my main lifelong passion is trains and railways

Joanne Bailey-Aitken

All Counsellors are Registered Members with The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (or The Health and Care Professions Council)