My name is Han Piggott; I am a professionally qualified counsellor and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
There are many reasons why you might approach a counsellor, I appreciate the courage this involves in taking the first steps and the feelings this could evoke such as anxiety, apprehension and ambivalence.
You may be seeking to change aspects of your life, resolve an issue that has been causing you distress or explore your thoughts and feelings in more depth. Counselling can offer you the space and freedom to do this in a safe and confidential environment.
My aim is to develop a relationship of trust and empathy. I will encourage you to talk about your concerns and any difficult feelings, through this process you may uncover the underlying cause and identify specific ways of thinking. Counselling can be helpful in developing a deeper awareness of ourselves and our relationships with others, past and present. We can work together to understand the meaning behind painful emotions and unhelpful patterns of behaviour.
My private practice, works from R&R Consulting Centres in the Heath area. I am a Primary Care Counsellor, within the NHS (based in GP practices). I am also a Wellbeing Practitioner and a Sessional Counsellor for Cardiff University.
I offer face to face sessions in consulting rooms, via the telephone or through video consultation.
Please note at present I am only working remotely, offering online video link and telephone consultations. Face to face working is under review and not yet resumed.
Training, qualifications & experience
My qualification is accredited by the BACP and obtained at Cardiff and Vale College (Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling).
I am fully committed to continuing professional development (CPD) and regularly undertake relevant training. I have completed the following:
- Engaging with adults who have been sexually abused (University of South Wales)
- ASIST suicide intervention (Cardiff MIND)
- Level 3 Personality Disorders (Talking Heads)
- Introduction into Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (University of South Wales)
- Working Alongside Trans, Gender Diverse and Questioning People (Gendered Intelligence)
- ACT-ion for Living (Psychology and Psychological Therapies, Cardiff and Vale Health Board)
- Suicide Mitigation (Psychology and Psychological Therapies, Cardiff and Vale Health Board)
- GAD, OCD and Panic Disorder (Psychology and Psychological Therapies, Cardiff and Vale Health Board)
- Introduction into Outdoor Therapy Workshop (Still Spaces Therapy)
- Walk and Talk Therapy Training: Working Creatively in the Outdoors to include Eco-therapy and Walk and Talk Counselling (Creative Counsellors)
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I work flexible hours, offering day and evening appointments.