Sue O'Brien - Counselling in Cardiff
I'm based in Sam's Rooms, 174 Whitchurch Road, Cardiff CF14 3NB but also offer online sessions
Sessions - £70 for individuals, £90 for couples and £55 for students
For information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07306 853912
'An abnormal reaction to an abnormal situation is normal behaviour.' Viktor E Frankl
I particularly enjoy working with young adults and couples and I'm skilled with relationship breakdown, grief, guilt, suicidal thinking, self-harm, disordered eating, substance use, anxiety, depression, and most of all, hope. We’ll work together with an open mind focussing on what matters to you, how you feel you fit in the world and whether this aligns with how you’d like to fit in the world. We’ll explore your experiences to discover what they mean to you so you may come to terms with them, learn from them and look at opportunities for change or acceptance.
'First of all I'm a human being and last of all I'm a therapist.' Rollo May
I understand that life, past and present, can be a bitch - it can slap us in the face so hard it can be a struggle to get through the day. Sometimes there aren't any solutions - unfortunately there are things we cannot change - but, we can change how we cope with them. Giving ourselves the space to feel heard, respected and validated can at the very least bring us some peace, but more often it brings a reassurance that we are not broken, that our bodies and emotions are simply reacting to our experiences, and from there, things can start to shift.
'She listens, she asked all of the right questions that made me think but were never intrusive or uncomfortable and she understands me and my complicated past more than anybody I have ever met.' Client Testimonial - used with permission
I'm a systemically trained counsellor with existential thinking - I believe the therapeutic relationship is the vehicle for change. My role is not to tell you what to do - instead it's about using our therapeutic relationship to explore your relationships and the impact your experiences are having on your life and wellbeing. Sometimes you just need the right questions to discover that you have the answer to the way forward - I'd like to help you find the right questions.
Life asked Death, 'Death, why does everyone love me, but hate you?
Death replied, 'Because you are a beautiful lie and I am a painful truth.'