Gwyn Williams

Gwyn Williams

Natural Health Clinic
98 Cathedral Road
CARDIFF
CF11 9LP

07533 496568 / 07533 496568

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Natural Health Clinic
98 Cathedral Road
CARDIFF
CF11 9LP

07533 496568 / 07533 496568

About me

I am a member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), and have a foundation degree in Humanistic Existentialist counselling.  I am currently completing a masters in Mindfulness Based Core Process Psychotherapy.

I work creatively with clients in order to approach what might feel mysterious, difficult or distressing in some way. In this way I see therapy as a step into the unknown, in order for a client to experience themselves differently from before, in a way that can lead to meaningful change. As a therapist, I feel very moved by the clients’ material, and bring myself to the therapeutic relationship fully, based very much on my own mindfulness practice and attention to being with what is present for a client. I find it very exciting to witness a client ‘unfold’ over time, as they turn inwards and express what they are feeling at the deepest levels.

I see the mind and body as deeply in tune with each other, and the therapeutic experience is about exploring what a client is feeling inside themselves, at a felt level, or their internal emotional life. I encourage clients to accept themselves and their feelings just as they are, and to acknowledge any distress or difficulty that they are with.

In facing emotional pain, I think there is the potential to understand our emotions in a more effective way, just as Buddhist philosopher Stephen Batchelor states, 'Anguish maintains its power only as long as we allow it to intimidate us. If we try to avoid a powerful wave looming above us on the beach, it will send us crashing into the sand and surf. But if we face it head-on and dive right into it, we discover only water.'  I came to be a therapist based very much on my own therapeutic journey, as I worked through relationship difficulties, anxieties and self-acceptance and see myself as a ‘wounded healer’. What I would hope is that what worked for me over years of therapeutic travels could offer something for others who are experiencing distress in whatever form that manifests. In this way, I see the work very much as a joint enquiry, as I respond to a client’s emotional experience.

When I’m not working, I like to exercise, and enjoy trekking out in the mountains or coastal areas, to be with wild nature. I also enjoy playing the classical guitar which I find soothing and meditative.

If you would like to find out if therapy with me would be helpful for you, please contact me on 07533 496568 or email me on williams_gwynfor@hotmail.com for a free initial meeting.

Training, qualifications & experience


2016-2020 - MA in Mindfulness Based Core Process Psychotherapy
2015: MBACP - Member of British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy
2011-2015 - Foundation Degree in Humanistic Existentialist Counselling - Vale and Glamorgan College

2015: Private Practice, Natural Health Clinic
2013: Counsellor - Mind
2011: Counsellor - Cruse Bereavement

I like to resource myself through playing the classical guitar, trekking, yoga and meditation.

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Fees

£35 for a 60 minute session.

I offer a free initial session without obligation. From here if you wish to go forward we would agree on an initial period of six weeks after which we can review the work and continue for as long as is helpful


Further information

'If you know you're the ocean, you're not afraid of the waves. The waves are still there, but you're not afraid - there's trust' - Tara Brach (Tarabrach.com)

Maps & Directions

CARDIFF, CF11 9LP

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Availability

Some evenings, some day time availability

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
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