Anwen Thomas

Anwen Thomas



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About me

I am a warm, empathic and supportive individual with more than 10 years experience of being a counsellor. I have an authentic approach and put great importance on creating a collaborative, trusting therapeutic relationship in a safe and confidential space.

I am aware that every individual is unique therefore I will ensure that I an flexible in meeting each clients needs. Together we will explore experiences (past and present) in order to try and make sense of what's going on and look for meaning. The aim is to reach a greater sense of self awareness and understanding, and ton create new narratives. We will look at learning new strategies and letting go of unhelpful habits in order to promote growth and change for the future.

I have experience of working with adults, children, young people and families. Currently I work for a charity counselling children and young people in Forest of Dean.

Since qualifying as a counsellor I have been fortunate to have a vast amount of personal development and learning from many counselling training sessions and conferences. These include a 6 day course in Play Therapy, training on sexual abuse, attachment, brief therapy, self harm and suicide, drama therapy, trauma, bereavement and many more.

I have experience of working with a range of issues including self harm, bereavement, depression, family issues, gender issues, separation, stress and anxiety and anger issues.

Previous to my work as a counsellor I did a degree in Psychology and I also worked as a support worker with adults with learning disabilities in their own homes and in a respite care home.

Training, qualifications & experience

BA (hons) Psychology
PGrad Certificate Counselling and Psychotherapy (Integrative)
PGrad Diploma
Volunteer Counsellor Sesame Counselling Newport
School Counsellor Eye to Eye Youth Counselling Service
School Counsellor Torfaen Youth Service
School Counsellor Teens in Crisis Gloucestershire

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Accredited register membership


£35 per session (individual)
£20 initial session
£45 per session (couples or families)

Further information

I can offer 50 minutes weekly sessions (am flexible) from my own home in the charming village of Clearwell in the Forest of Dean, comforting and away from the hustle and bustle.

Maps & Directions

Coleford, GL16

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Available daytime and evening Monday to Friday