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BSc (Hons), MBACP (Accred) MNCS (Prof Accred)

About me

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 individuals life experience's 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.    

​My direct approach means that I take an active role in our sessions and from time to time and ask questions in order to gain a deeper understanding of what is going on for my client. I will appropriately challenge  my clients thinking in a way that does not force my own world view being forced upon the individual. Through this questioning I seek to help the client broaden their thinking about the presenting issue and build an sense of autonomy.

Arranging a Session

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

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.

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 Society (NCS)

The National Counselling 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 Society

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.

National Counselling 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).

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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From £50.00 to £60.00

Concessions offered for

  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Health Assured

Additional information

Individual's: £50 per session

Couple's: £60 per session

Concessionary Prices

Over 60's: £30 per session (Proof of age required)

Qualified Counsellors: £30 (Proof of enrolment/qualification required)

Students: £20 per session (Proof of enrolment required)

Trainee Counsellors: £20 (Proof of enrolment/qualification required)

All sessions last for 60mins

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

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Monday's and Tuesday's are usually allocated to clients I take as part of my work with an EAP provider. Therefore availability on these days is very limited. 

Further information

TITV- Coronavirus Safe Practice Statement

Due to the lifting of the Covid Restrictions in Wales, the only thing I am asking my face to face clients to do is that if they feel unwell is not to attend the clinic.  

The option to have sessions via Zoom shall be available should this arise. 

Published articles

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

Type of session

In person

Types of client


Key details

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Anthony Purnell

Anthony Purnell