Kevin Hargest BSc (Couns.), MBACP
I am a compassionate and qualified counsellor focused on the complete well-being of a client. I look to offer a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space to explore a client’s life issues and challenges.
I understand how challenging therapy can be; it is a big step to contact a stranger and talk about personal difficulties. Through email, text or phone call, we’ll look to set up an initial session.I have experience of helping with a wide variety of problems and make every effort to help you to feel respected, listened to, and understood.
My approach is founded on the belief that each individual has the ability to effect positive growth and change, to enhance a sense of well-being and build resilience’s to cope with life’s challenges. Through a therapeutic relationship of trust, creativity and mutual respect I seek to support you in developing resources to improve your quality of life. My client outcomes are very positive and satisfaction levels are very high.
Sessions usually last for 55 minutes on a weekly or fortnightly basis though both time and frequency maybe negotiated. Reviews of the therapy are undertaken every few weeks to ensure you are comfortable and that we are making steps forward. The number of sessions you will have is flexible and open ended, we decide together when you feel you want the therapy to end.
I chose to become a counsellor because I know what it is to need help beyond the resources of friends and family. I believe whole-heartedly in the counselling process, and that any person has the ability and resources within them to create the life they want.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc. (Hons) Systemic Counselling, (First), University of South Wales, Sept 2013 - Jul 2016
MA, Critical and Cultural Theory (Pass), Cardiff University, Sept 2008 - Aug 2009
Individual Member, BACP
Counsellor, Cardiff Concern, October 2014 - Present:
I have worked with a wide variety of clients, covering different genders, ages, races, belief systems, financial & educational backgrounds and nationalities.
I have integrated different approaches into my practice including Systemic, Narrative and Gestalt therapies.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
The First Session is a chance to see if we can work together; while identifying what you’re looking for in counselling. This first session isn't mandatory and you are not committing to further sessions if you take up the initial appointments.
Charges for 55 minute session:
Individual: £25 for the first session, followed by £30* for each subsequent session (*There is a £5 surcharge for any sessions in Cardiff)
Couples: £30 for the first session, followed by £55 for each subsequent session
Cash & Card payments** will be accepted.
Counsellors in training: looking for compulsory hours- please inquire.
Reductions available for students / unwaged.
(**Additional Charge of £1 on any card transaction)
Self-development through narrative change
The workshop, run over a flexible number of session, is an opportunity to re-imagine how a person does life, to explore, think about and potentially adjust areas of life which are difficult, confusing or negative. [Please contact for further details]
I also undertake EAP (Employee Assistance Program) work.
I have worked with different communities including men's groups, across different backgrounds and ages. I have also completed training with CCHM in 2013.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday Morning 10:00-12:00 & Evening 18:30-20:00 Tuesday- 10.30-17.00 Wednesday- All day (inc. evening) Thursday 10-12.30 Friday 10:00-16:00 Dependent on venue availability
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|