Accord Counselling Cardiff
We are a team of experienced and qualified counsellors providing high quality, ethical, effective counselling in the Cardiff area. Between us we have a huge amount of experience and expertise and as a result can offer a range of choice to our clients. We provide a warm, friendly and approachable service which is highly professional, confidential and safe.
Training, qualifications & experience
We are qualified, experienced counsellors and carry Diplomas in Counselling.
Cheryl Scammells I am a qualified integrative counsellor who has worked professionally for many years as a counsellor, supervisor and trainer. I was employed in the alcohol and drug field for nearly 30 years and for 20 years in the provision of an employee counselling service. Throughout these years, I have had the privilege of working with very many people on a wide variety of issues that were causing them stress, distress, anguish, anger, confusion or anxiety. I integrate and combine parts of several therapeutic approaches, with a strong foundation of Motivational Interviewing. Motivational Interviewing itself is an integrative approach – a humanistic, evidence-based therapy that helps people understand, challenge and change problematic behaviours. Elements of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy can be very helpful in identifying, understanding and modifying entrenched patterns of unhelpful thinking, whilst Existential Therapy focuses on exploring the challenges and paradoxes of human existence and the search for meaning and purpose.
Lucy Emlyn-Jones I am a qualified integrative counsellor and during my extensive career I have worked with a very wide range of people around issues such as alcohol and drug concerns, anxiety and depression, bereavement, low self-esteem, childhood abuse and post-traumatic stress. I believe that each person I see is unique and will have their own solutions to the problems they face. I draw on a range of approaches such as solution-focussed, existential and cognitive behavioural therapy which allow me to respond flexibly to my client’s particular situation and needs. I am greatly informed by the values and skills of Motivational Interviewing; a strengths-based, respectful approach aimed at helping people make positive changes in their lives. My focus is on creating a trusting, respectful relationship and through skilful, active listening giving people the space to explore their situation and gain deeper understanding. This approach provides the opportunity for my clients to stand back, clarify issues, make links and identify a way forward.
Maeve Keenoy I am a qualified person-centred counsellor. I provide a safe, confidential environment where you are able to constructively explore any issues that are causing you difficulties. I believe that by building a strong therapeutic relationship and working collaboratively there is potential to increase self-awareness, understanding and confidence which can lead to clarity, insight and change. As well as working with adults I have extensive experience of working with young people aged 16-25.
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.
Areas of counselling we deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
We are specialists in alcohol and drug misuse.
We have extensive experience in working with a range of mental health issues.
Under some circumstances we can work with young people aged over 16.
Our usual fees are £50 per session for individual counselling and £70 per session for couples.
If you are on a lower income or have money worries then please contact us to discuss a way forward. We usually have some lower-cost places available and may be able to help.
Appointments available daytime and evening
COVID Update: our counsellors may be working online via Zoom at present. Please contact to find out the latest position
Cheryl Scammells is the lead supervisor at Accord Counselling Cardiff, with over 25 years’ experience of providing supervision to other practitioners. Supervision is available to Health and Social Care professionals as well as counsellors and therapists to support them in their work with their service users.
The cost is £50 per hour for qualified practitioners, or £75 for 1.5 hours. The rate for groups is dependent on size. Accord is also committed to supporting and encouraging potential new members of the counselling profession and provides supervision to student counsellors.