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About me


My name is Risha

I have twenty years experience providing short term and long term counselling to individuals and couples.  I provide support to help improve the quality of lives and relationships

I am a registered BACP integrative counsellor which enables me to take elements of specific theories, tailoring  sessions to suit you as an unique individual, helping you to feel at ease. For counselling to be effective, it is important to have a good foundational relationship between the client and counsellor. I offer a safe, comfortable, confidential and non-judgemental space for you to share the difficulties you are bringing to counselling

I am experienced in stress management techniques and where appropriate can form part of the therapy.

I also have voluntary experience of offering support via Age/UK to older members of the community  who are isolated from their family and experience loneliness n their home


The focus of my therapy is integrative within a framework of Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) approach, combined with Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) which is often used as an alternative to CBT looking at improving behaviour issues

I offer support to help with a variety of issues you  need to resolve - be it depression, anxiety, bereavement, anger management, loss or anything else.  I am here to help you to achieve a more satisfying contented life and feel more alive and vital,


I  reside in the West area of the town of Llantwit Major in the Vale of Glamorgan, a rural area just outside the town.  It is easily accessible whether you are travelling from the East, West or North  direction


During these difficult times of Covid 19 Lockdown, I am able to offer support via the telephone or one line at concessionary rates


Couples Counselling

Personal/Professional Relationship Counselling
PTSD/Stress Counselling
Bereavement Counselling

Adolescent Counselling
Individual tuition in relaxation/stress management.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Agency Counseling
  • Diploma in Social Work
  • Practice Teaching Award in Social Work
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Social Services Management
  • Masters in Social Studies
  • Diploma in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)
  • Certificates: Nursery nursing, relaxation-stress management, brief therapy and cognitive behavior of BACP (MBACP)
  • DSB checked

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Relaxation/ Stress Management
  • Child Counselling


Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students

Additional information

Initial session  £45 in order for you to decide whether to pursue counselling with me.

It is also possible to book a 30 min slot via the telephone or online -at a fee of £20

Subsequent sessions £40
Lasting 60 mins
Cancellations 24 hours required

(Cash or Cheque only )


Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Between hours 9am-7pm

Llantwit Major
South Glamorgan

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Ground floor access - yes

Risha Stapleton

Risha Stapleton