Anthony Purnell

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BSc (Hons), MBACP (Accred) MNCS (Prof Accred)
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Bedwas, Caerphilly, CF83 8EH
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I use a relational approach to help clients improve their understanding of themselves, how relate to others and the world around them. I have experience in helping clients in following areas, either as individuals or as a couple.

  • Relationship problems

It is easy to take our relationships for granted, I have experience in helping couples and individuals communicate better with their partners, helping them to understand what a healthy relationship should feel like and build a sense of mutual respect.

  • Affairs & Betrayals:

Infidelity can be one of the most challenging things to overcome within a relationship. If I am working with a couple I help the injured partner process the trauma the affair has had on them; while helping the affair partner to understand what led to the affair, encourage them to own their actions and help them to take the lead in building trust back into the relationship.

  • Family Issues

My counselling approach means I often work with individuals you have issues within their family context. I seek to help clients gain an understanding of how they fit their family or do not in some cases and how this impacts their mental health. I help clients to either reconnect, separate or process negative feelings caused by their social setting. 

  • Separation and Divorce

It is a fact of life that some relationships reach a natural end point, I help individuals or couples to disentangle the relationship, process feelings of loss and mitigate any emotional damage to those indirectly impacted, such as children. 

  • Bereavements

Grief can occur through any significant emotional loss, I work to provide a a safe non judgemental space for my clients to express their pain and sorrow. This helps my clients to begin to process their loss and move to a place where they can sit with it, so the becomes less overwhelming.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BSc Systemic Counselling with First Class Honours

Online Therapy Institute- Moving your Practice Online (Introductory Course)

Clinical Supervision for counselling : From Principles to practice 

Areas of personal interest

Identity: Formation, perception and meaning of identity.

Power: In relationships, culture, employment and society.

Relationships: Communication, attachment, conflict management, infidelity.

Bereavement: Death, divorce, break-ups and other losses.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

The National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
Accredited Register Scheme

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Therapies offered


£50.00 - £70.00

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Health Assured

Additional information

Individual's: £50 per session

Couple's: £70 per session

Unfortunately I am unable to counsel anyone under the age of 18

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

All appointments work on a first come first served basis.

Further information

My Practice

I see clients on a face-to-face basis and sessions are conducted out of a local Chiropractic clinic in the village of Bedwas; I also provide online counselling via video.  There are no limits on the number of sessions I provide but I will seek to make sure from time to time that the work we do is still useful from a therapeutic point of view.

I can see clients online through the Zoom application, though clients should consider how private and secure their surroundings are if they wish to proceed with having counselling online. This service is only available to UK residents.

My Approach & How this helps

​My approach to counselling is largely Systemic, this means I work with the presenting issues of my clients in a relational way.  Systemic therapy seeks to understand how people create meaning through language; culture, class, race, gender, sexuality etc and how an individual's life experiences inform how they perceive the world. The approach considers the client, not as an individual but as an interconnected part of different social groups (family, friendships, professional and romantic relationships) and contexts. 

  My Systemic orientation takes a view that the power of conversation (sometimes referred to as a dialogical approach) in collaboration with myself, may create new meanings and a different way of relating to life's problems that hopefully bring about new helpful solutions in the lives of my clients.    

Arranging a Session

​Clients can email to make an appointment. Leave a phone number if you would like to discuss or raise any concerns about starting therapy before our session.

I have a policy of not accepting third party referrals, the person requesting therapy must be the one who will be attending.  In relation to couples either partner may make the referral, but both must wish to attend. 

Payment Methods

​I accept cash or debit card. Alternatively, an online payment link can be sent to your mobile phone.

​Useful Info

I understand that therapy can be an expensive business, especially if you attend every week. When I was seeing a counsellor I attended every four weeks. This made paying for therapy more affordable.

While it is recommended that people attend therapy every week, I am flexible and allow a maximum four-week gap between sessions.

It does mean therapy will take longer but I feel it is important that you have some control over the process, where possible.

Published articles

Bedwas Family Chiropractic, 1 Pandy Road, Bedwas, Caerphilly, CF83 8EH

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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In person

I am a Systemic Counsellor by training and have been qualified since 2018. I support can supervisees online or in person.

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Anthony Purnell
Anthony Purnell