Cliona Vaughan

Cardiff, Caerdydd, CF14
07309 573241 07309 573241
Cardiff, Caerdydd, CF14

About me

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 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.

Member organisations


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

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.

Therapies offered

  • Arts therapies
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic


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

I offer a free 20-minute consultation for each new client, as it provides a chance to work out whether you can work with me and if so, the hope is that you will feel more at ease when you have your first proper 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

  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Further information


  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
  • Mindfulness
  • Online counselling
  • Person Centred Therapy
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Relational Integrative Counselling
  • Transactional analysis

Type of clients:

  • Children
  • Young people
  • Adults
  • Older adults


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Not at present unfortunately but I am aiming to have in the future as I feel this is important.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Cliona Vaughan

Cliona Vaughan