Jeff Faris

Jeff Faris



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About me

I am a UKCP Registered Psychotherapist and an HCPC Registered Clinical Psychologist based in Cardiff. With over 36 years of practice as a psychotherapist and counsellor working with couples, families and individual adults and children, I have experience within a range of setting including private practice and independent psychotherapy services as well as in-patient and community based psychiatric services.

It may be that you are parents who are concerned for a child or are struggling with your relationship with a child and need a space to talk things through in a positive and calm way as a family. On the other hand, you may be facing distress as a couple where therapy can make it possible to have conversations without toxic conflict and blame, helping you both to find a way forward.

You might need a new perspective, to find a different view, to see things in another light in order to be free from struggle or to find the resilience you need to manage this. It may be that you need to feel safer or more confident in living the life that you really want.

Often people ask: “What is wrong with me?” Instead of looking for shortcomings I am interested in asking: “What are you encountering in your life?” My professional and personal experience has shown me that all human struggles are surrounded by conditions, relationships and circumstances that can make sense of how individuals are attempting to deal with the challenges they are facing.

“Where do you find yourself now and what path are you choosing?”

My approach is personal and orientated towards exploring possibilities, increasing a sense of choice when things feel overwhelming, and understanding what you think might work best for you

When your concerns are more about someone else close to you or those you love are hurting you either intentionally or unconsciously, I know from my practice experience that if couples or family members can find a way to meet with me together, partners and family members can be a resource to one another to find new ways of being and new solutions.

The first step is to call me to talk briefly about your concerns. We can then consider who should come to the first meeting, and what the best next step might be in setting up an appointment.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Psychotherapist UKCP Reg. No. 940122
  • Clinical Psychologist HCPC Reg No. PYL28573
  • Accredited Consultant/Supervisor (Association for Family Therapy and Systemic Practice)
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Member of the TAOS Institute
  • MA Clinical Psychology (Pretoria)
  • BA Hons (Psychology)
  • BA (Psychology)

Jeff is a Consultant Psychotherapist and has been in practice for over 36 years with considerable experience of working with children, young people, families, couples and individual adults.

Apart from counselling and psychotherapy practice, he also has many years of experience in providing consultation to agencies, organisations and specialist projects.

Alongside his private practice, from 1988 to September 2019  he was a member of the teaching and psychotherapy team at The Family Institute.

Jeff has provided consultation and training for humanitarian aid workers working in hostile environments and with displaced people and refugees.

Jeff has provided consultation to counsellors, psychotherapists, psychologists and psychiatrists for over 25 years.

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Maps & Directions

Cardiff, CF24

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified