BSc (Hons) Systemic Counselling
Level 1 Training Program in Internal Family Systems
Counselling in Cardiff providing Systemic and Internal Family Systems Therapy
Face to face individual or couple therapy available at Sam's Rooms - 174 Whitchurch Road, Cardiff CF14 3NB
Online sessions also available
Individuals £70, Couples £90, Students £55
Together, we'll focus on what's important to you - whether that's what's happened or happening to you; how you feel about yourself or others, or something you just can't put your finger on, but you feel it. We'll look at how the outside world affects you, your emotional wellbeing and relationships.
By exploring all these parts of your life, I'll help you get to know your thoughts, emotions and behaviours with curiosity, compassion and without judgement bringing healing and change to your life.
For an introduction into Internal Family Systems (IFS) thinking, take a look at this short video
I have particular skill in working with relationship issues, trauma, guilt, suicidal thinking, self-harm, disordered eating, substance use, anger, fear, grief, anxiety, depression, and most of all, hope.
Working with Individuals
'There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you' - Maya Angelou
I get that life, past and present - and knowing what’s coming - can be a bitch! It can slap us in the face so hard it can be a struggle to get through the day.
At times we can feel overwhelmed and consumed by the pain and fear of our experiences and afraid of the future.
Our thoughts and behaviours can be confusing, sometimes bloody scary.
We can feel conflicted, torn and unable to make decisions - a part of me thinks therapy will help, but another part wonders how on earth talking can make any difference.
Sometimes it can even be a struggle to function and to find any peace.
By working together with an open mind, we can connect to your inside world and bring healing and change to your life.
Working with Couples
'Healing relationships with intimacy from the inside out.' Toni Herbine-Blank & Martha Sweezy
Couples Counselling is a healthy, positive and supportive exploration into the issues and challenges experienced by couples.
Every couple is unique, yet couple problems often have a commonality – one or both partners having a sense of not feeling validated, heard or understood. Emotions and tensions can run high leading to feelings of blame, shame, hurt and confusion.
These issues are often less of a lack of commitment or love, but more a position of becoming ‘stuck’ with unhelpful communication a typical theme.
My role is to act as an impartial guide, to assist you in reaching the goals you set based on your situation and desire. I believe we are partners in the therapeutic process and by exploring together past and present patterns of communication and behaviour, we can discover the strengths and resources of your relationship along with solutions which can lead to new ways to relate and respond to one another.
‘I want to be held in a way
which allows me to crumble
knowing that those arms are
capable of holding all my little pieces
without dropping a single fragment’