Elaine Owen

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Machynlleth SY20 & Porthmadog LL49
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About me

I am a fully trained Relate Relationship Counsellor. I am a skilled and compassionate listener. I offer confidential, respectful, safe and non-judgemental space for clients to come and explore their problems – alone or with a partner.

I offer a free 10 minute telephone, face to face or Skype assessment – no obligation

Please see my website:  www.elaineowen.cymru

My counselling approaches are primarily psychodynamic which helps to increase self awareness and your understanding of how the past has influenced your present thoughts and behaviours.  I also use the systemic theory which focuses not only on you as an individual, but also as a person in relationships, dealing with interaction patterns and dynamics.

I have recently also obtained a Certificate in CBT and use this approach to help manage unhelpful thoughts which may be causing anxiety and depression.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a degree in Psychology and a Post Graduate Diploma in counselling.

I am a trained Relationship counsellor and have worked for Relate for many years.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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Other areas of counselling I deal with

Separating or divorcing couples - working towards ending a relationship when children are involved.

I also offer Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and also Solution Focused sessions.


£40.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • Axa Health
  • Health Assured
  • Aviva
  • Saga
  • Vitality
  • WPA

Additional information

Telephone counselling for 60 minutes £40.00

Individual face to face counselling £40.00. (including Skype)

Couples £50.00 for 60 minutes

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Machynlleth, Gwynedd, SY20

Cambrian Clinic, 117 High Street, Porthmadog, Gwynedd, LL49 9HA

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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