Charlotte Llewellyn MA Cantab., Dip. Couns., MBACP, Dip. Phys., PGCE
Vale Of Glamorgan
02920 513788 / 07846078588
How Counselling Can Help
You may have reached a point where you find that dealing with certain difficulties or areas of your life feels too much to tackle on your own and that talking with a counsellor would be useful.
Or it may be that you are experiencing a more generalised sense of dissatisfaction with your life, or feel stuck, and that talking with a professional could provide the clarity you need to work out what changes you wish to make and how to go about this.
How I Work
I provide a warm, non-judgemental and safe environment where we can work together. My approach is person-centred which means that my aim is not to direct you but to work with you on the difficulties you feel are the most pressing. I will work with you to help you understand yourself better, draw on your strengths and find your own solutions.
With relational difficulties I also draw on my experience as a restorative practitioner, the underlying theme of which is to help people develop the skills to build, maintain and repair relationships, whether this is with yourself or others.
I have a diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and am a registered member of The British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists, (BACP). This means that I abide by its code of ethics and commit to regular continuing professional development.
As well as working privately, I have worked as an associate counsellor with Cardiff University Staff Counselling Service, as a volunteer counsellor with victims of domestic abuse in The Vale of Glamorgan. Currently, I have my own private practice and also work as a volunteer counsellor with Cardiff Mind.
Before training as a counsellor I worked as a teacher in secondary education and then as a restorative practitioner, managing relational issues and conflicts in secondary schools and prisons. As a result, I understand many of the difficulties young people and adults face. I also appreciate the stresses that staff may experience, dealing with organisational change and the challenges faced when striving to achieve a healthy work-life balance.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, Cardiff and Vale College
- MA hons Natural Sciences, Cambridge University
- Graduate Diploma in Physiotherapy, Guy's Hospital London
- Post-Graduate Certificate in Secondary Education, University in Wales Institute Cardiff
- Practitioner in Restorative Approaches, Dr. Belinda Hopkins and Prison Service Training College, Newbold Revel
Courses I have completed
- Transactional Analysis 101, Dr. Juan Delport
- Motivational Interviewing, Professor Steven Rollnick
- CBT Core Therapist and Client Skills, Dr. Christine Padesky
- Certificate in Mental Health First Aid, NHS Public Health Wales
- Level 3 Domestic Violence Awareness, Welsh Women's Aid
- Advanced training, level 4, in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, (ACT), Cardiff University Lifelong Learning.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
I provide one-to-one counselling, lasting one hour and I charge £35 per session.
A reduced rate for students and those on a low income is negotiable.
I offer an initial consultation hour for £25 in which you can decide whether you feel counselling may be useful and whether you want to proceed.
The number of sessions is entirely up to you.
Some people have specific issues that may only require a very few sessions. Others find that they have less specific goals, or more deep-seated issues, and that a longer period of counselling is useful.
The number of sessions doesn't have to be decided at the outset and may become more apparent as counselling proceeds. Every person is unique and the pace at which they work varies.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client