My name is Cliona Vaughan and I am a qualified relational integrative counsellor.
I am passionate about helping people to accept and relate to themselves, others and the world in the fullest possible way.
If you are experiencing difficulties in your life and need to speak to someone I can offer you a non judgemental, caring and confidential environment where you can speak about situations, difficulties and experiences that are causing you pain and distress.
I draw upon my own personal experience and journey in combination with my counselling experience and training to help me provide guidance and support to individuals as they explore the obstacles that prevent them from moving forward with their lives.
I believe you are the expert on yourself, as you know what heals & what harms, and that is why I look to you to come up with your own solutions.
I will be alongside you while valuing and deeply respecting who you are and the wisdom that you have within.
It is really important to find a therapist you feel you can build a good working relationship with, and who provides a type of therapy that suits you. For that reason I usually suggest that we arrange an initial consultation session to see whether or not we feel like we will work well together. I do not charge for this, and you are obviously under no obligation to commit to therapy with me moving forwards.
Training, qualifications & experience
I provide a person centred and integrative approach to therapy with elements of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
I qualified as a relational integrative counsellor in 2010 when I completed the BACP accredited Postgraduate Diploma course at Newport University South Wales in 2010.
I qualified as an online therapist with the OCST in 2014.
ASSIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training).
I have completed training with Carolyn Spring: Working with Suicide and Self Harm.
and Child Sexual Abuse.
I have recently completed training on the SPACE Programme - Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions, with Eli Lebowitz from Yale Child Study Centre. This requires working with the parent(s) instead of the child, to achieve successful results in eliminating debilitating anxious childhood behaviours.
I have over 10 years experience of working with children, young people and adults, and I love what I do. I feel passionate about connecting and helping others find happiness and to reach their highest potential. I feel grateful for the process of sharing and I recognise the courage it takes to open up with others.
I have worked with MIND, Age Concern and in school settings with Place2Be, Caerphilly Council and Monmouthshire and Cwmbran youth services.
I am a member of the BACP and I abide by a strict code of ethics outlined by the BACP’s professional body.
I strive to keep up to date with current research and I attend regular training and CPD.
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
From April 1st 2020
All fees are due within 24 hours of booking
£50 per session
£35 counselling students as part of mandatory counselling hours
Our first appointment will be an initial consultation session where together we can discuss your concerns and we can see I am the right person, with the right modality for you. The hope is that you will feel more at ease when you have your first counselling session.
If you are unemployed or if you’re on sickness benefit a discount may be available. Please contact me if this is so.
There is no cancellation fee provided 24 hours notice is given. (Full fee payable thereafter. If the session fee has already been paid, I will refund within 72 hours).
Concessions offered for
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
- Online counselling
- Person Centred Therapy
- Play Therapy
- Psychodynamic Therapy
- Relational Integrative Counselling
- Transactional analysis
Type of clients:
- Young people
- Older adults