Heather Murray (she/her) -
Counselling & Psychotherapy
Talk in confidence, without being judged, with someone who is trained to help.
Online, or in person, sitting comfortably indoors or in the garden, or walking together on beautiful Buckland Hill.
All the photos on the website are taken from the garden and from Buckland Hill in the village of Bwlch in the Brecon Beacons.
Are you struggling with issues related to anxiety, trauma, grief, depression, or major life changes? I offer counselling and psychotherapy, supervision and consultation. We can work together to support you on your journey of healing and wellbeing.
I have been working as a Therapist in the N.H.S. for 20 years. I am trained in E.M.D.R. therapy for treating trauma and use a compassion and mindfulness-based approach throughout.
I am an accredited member of the B.A.C.P. (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), registered with the H.C.P.C. (Health Care Professions Council) as a Music Therapist, trained with B.A.M.B.A (British Association of Mindfulness-based Approaches) as a Mindfulness Teacher and an advanced Yoga Teacher certified with the British Wheel of Yoga.
Heather Murray (she/her)
“I wasn’t sure what to expect but Heather’s warmth and kindness put me at ease. It was great being outdoors in Nature at times. I can breathe again. This experience has changed my life...for good.” S.B.
Cultivating Kindness and Caring for Your Needs
Perhaps you feel low or anxious - maybe you're unsure about the future of a relationship, or just feel that you aren't living the life you hoped for. Whatever your needs may be, I am here to offer support and a different perspective.
Counselling can address specific issues, like bereavement and loss, while therapy may be a deeper process of acceptance and change.
My approach is grounded in compassion and mindfulness, shown to transform our experience. I have the tools and professional experience to help you take the next steps.
Clinical supervision and professional consultation also available.
£60 per one-hour individual session, initial 30-minute consultation is £35.
£90 per one-hour session for a couple.
Payment by bacs.
Bwlch, Brecon, UK
Counselling & Psychotherapy Services
Individual Counselling and Psychotherapy
Listening with Attention
If you’re looking for quality Individual Therapy sessions with a certified Psychotherapist who cares, then you’ve come to the right place. We work together, setting achievable goals.
This may be a solution-focused Counselling intervention. I am also a trained EMDR Therapist, and this approach is helpful to overcome trauma. I use MBCT (mindfulness-based cognitive therapy) to affect change in experiences of depression and anxiety.
Some people do not have words or prefer not to use words to communicate. I am a state registered Music Therapist and we can use this powerful non-verbal means of communication to achieve your aims. I have beautiful, accessible instruments to hand and songwriting is another expressive medium we can explore.
Book an appointment today, we can discuss your needs and see what I can do for you.
Mindfulness, Relaxation and Stress-relief
Moving with Compassion
In your therapy sessions, we’ll work to solve current problems through mindfulness-based practices. This may take place sitting comfortably indoors, or outdoors in the tranquillity of the garden. We may talk together as we walk around nearby Buckland Hill.
We may also move into yoga-based interventions for a holistic approach that includes body therapy.
We know that we are made up of 'body, mind and spirit' and can incorporate all of these aspects to develop your sense of recovery to wellbeing.
Learning to feel grounded in our bodies helps us to feel more resilient and relaxed. This will allow you “re-frame” your reactions and provide you with valuable tools to cope with life’s stresses.
People find this approach beneficial and inspirational and this is certainly my experience.
I teach regular yoga classes, both online and in person.
In Autumn 2022 the first Therapeutic Yoga for Trauma Recovery has taken place - a 6-week course in beautiful Bwlch.
This course has been open to all women; trans women, genderqueer women and female-identified non-binary people. It will be run for different groups over time.
The course is designed to allow us to feel at ease and gently nourished by soothing yoga practices. Alongside my personal yoga practice, I have been working as a therapist for over 20 years, providing trauma therapy for people of all ages and abilities in the NHS and in the private sector.
The themes explore choice & freedom, awakening the witness, cultivating equanimity, embodiment as empowerment, brain & body integration and opening to love.
Participants receive an email each week with information (both psycho education about trauma and supporting yoga philosophy) and tips of how to integrate these healing practices into everyday life.
The weekly sessions begin with a practice to help us feel grounded and continue with conscious breathing, vagus nerve stimulation (to nourish our nervous systems), warming up the body, mindfulness in movement and end with integrative rest.
For more information about the next course dates, and to book, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text 07811 628247
I also teach a yoga class weekly at Bwlch Village Hall, all welcome, donation-based. You can see more information about my yoga teaching and practice by following this link: https://musicandthemuse.com/yoga/
Contact me today so we can talk through what you need.