We offer one-to-one counselling sessions where we provide a warm, safe and nonjudgmental environment where we can talk about whatever is troubling you. We usually begin with a shorter first session (free) either in person or on the phone to establish whether we are happy to work together. The sessions after that last one hour and our usually weekly. We prefer to work face-to-face with clients, but we can offer telephone counselling if it is not possible to meet in person.
We work with many of life's difficulties, including depression, anxiety, stress, loss, low confidence and self-esteem, eating disorders, trauma, anger, domestic abuse and childhood and adult sexual abuse.
We work integratively, pulling together techniques from various counselling modalities in a coherent fashion. The person-centred approach of Carl Rogers is at the core of our practice. This means the client is at the centre of everything we do: the client knows himself far better than anyone else does. The counsellor invites the client to explore himself and his issues, and facilitates him coming to his own realisations and conclusions, at his own pace and depth. The client-counsellor relationship is the single most important aspect of all the work we do with our clients.
Welcoming counselling rooms in our Risca premises
Whilst counselling is first and foremost a talking therapy, we like to work creatively, with whiteboard and flip charts, and props such as buttons and mood cards. We bring creative writing and guided readings into our practice for clients who prefer to express themselves in this way.
Our practice is regularly supervised, and operates within the BACP Ethical Framework.
We look forward to working with you and helping you realise whatever it is you hope to achieve from counselling.