Rhea Giffard PGDipSup, PGDipCBT, MBACP Accred, BSc (Hons) Psychology

Rhea Giffard PGDipSup, PGDipCBT, MBACP Accred, BSc (Hons) Psychology

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Swansea
Abertawe
SA5

07795 491719

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Swansea
Abertawe
SA5

07795 491719

About me

I am a qualified and accredited CBT counsellor, working with couples, adults, young people and children.

As well as working from home as a counsellor, I am also employed as a paid counsellor in Neath-Port Talbot. I really enjoy helping people through their problems and I feel privileged to be a part of the journey people go through in counselling.

What is CBT?

I am qualified as a CBT counsellor. CBT stands for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. This is the type of counselling offered via GP's on the NHS, because clients can feel better quite quickly (on average 6 sessions) and it is therefore cost effective. Studies show that CBT is as effective, if not more effective, than taking medication alone. 

In counselling, we will look at what problems you are having in the here and now, where they have come from and how to tackle the problems they are causing so that your future can be happier. We look at your thoughts and behaviour and how they are affecting your feelings. We will set goals for counselling, looking at what you hope to achieve and together find a way to achieve them in a confidential environment. It is a collaborative relationship, where together we can explore what is affecting you and find a way to work through the problems.

My aim is to make your counselling experience a positive one, creating a safe place where you can explore any difficulties you are having in your life in a confidential, non-judgemental environment.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training and Experience

I am a qualified and experienced counsellor. I am qualified as a Cognitive Behavioural Counsellor to Level 7. I am person-centred, using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. I am experienced in counselling children, young people, adults and couples.

Through out my career as a counsellor, I have worked in various agencies and organisations, working with clients of all age groups, cultures and backgrounds. I have experience in working with clients through many different issues, including anger management, depression (including manic depressive and biploar disorder), anxiety/stress, relationship difficulties/issues, abuse, self-esteem, eating disorders, addictions, abuse, bereavement, thoughts of suicide, trauma and health issues. I also have experience in couples counselling.

I am accredited with the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and I work within their code of ethics and their framework. Being accredited means that I have achieved a substantial level of training and have over 450 hours of counselling clients. I am also UKRCP registered (United Kingdom Register for Counsellors and Psychotherapists).

To maintain a high standard of care for my clients I have monthly supervision from an accredited counsellor. I am also a qualified and experienced clinical supervisor, working with trainee counsellors and qualified counsellors.


Qualifications

Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, University of Wales, Newport (Level 7, BACP Accredited course)

Post Graduate Certificate in Counselling Skills, University of Wales, Newport (Level 5, BACP Accredited course)

Post Graduate Diploma in Consultative Supervision, University of Wales, Newport

Degree in Psychology (Hons)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

BACP

Fees

£40 per 1 hour session

£30 per 1 hour session for students undertaking a counselling course

Concessions available for low income clients

Further information

Location

I work from home and I have a dedicated counselling room for clients. I also counsel clients via Skype and FaceTime, for those clients who are unable to attend in person.

There are local buses that run from Ammanford, Neath-Port Talbot and Swansea. There is a bus stop about 2 minutes walk from my house. Easy access from M4.


Availablility

I am available at short notice and I am available day time, evenings and weekends.

Maps & Directions

Swansea, SA5

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

I am available most week days and weekends. I also work evenings and can be available at short notice.

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I really enjoy working with trainee counsellors and qualified counsellors.

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