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Kevin Hargest BSc (Couns.), MBACP & MNCS [Accredited]

Pontypridd CF37 & Cardiff CF14
07479 939238 Registered / Accredited
Pontypridd CF37 & Cardiff CF14

About me

In these unprecedented times of Covid-19, I am an experienced counsellor offering an online space to explore, support and process the challenges facing you in these times of uncertianity.

I understand how challenging therapy can be; it is a big step to contact a stranger and talk about personal difficulties. I have experience of helping with a wide variety of problems and make every effort to help you to feel respected, listened to, and understood.

My approach is founded on the belief that each individual has the ability to effect positive growth and change, to enhance a sense of well-being and build resilience’s to cope with life’s challenges. Through a therapeutic relationship of trust, creativity and mutual respect I seek to support you in developing resources to improve your quality of life. My client outcomes are very positive and satisfaction levels are very high.

Sessions usually last for 50-55 minutes on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis though both time and frequency maybe negotiated. Reviews of the therapy are undertaken every few weeks to ensure you are comfortable and that we are making steps forward. The number of sessions you will have is flexible and open ended, we decide together when you feel you want the therapy to end.

I chose to become a counsellor because I know what it is to need help beyond the resources of friends and family. I believe whole-heartedly in the counselling process, and that any person has the ability and resources within them to create the life they want.

Training, qualifications & experience

BSc. (Hons) Systemic Counselling, (First), University of South Wales, Sept 2013 - Jul 2016
MA, Critical and Cultural Theory (Pass), Cardiff University, Sept 2008 - Aug 2009

Individual Member, British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy

Accredited Registrant, National Counselling Society

Counsellor, Cardiff Concern, October 2014 - August 2019

I have worked with a wide variety of clients, covering different genders, ages, races, belief systems, financial & educational backgrounds and nationalities.

I have integrated different approaches into my practice including Systemic, Narrative and Gestalt therapies.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

BACP

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.

NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

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

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Art therapy/Art psychotherapy
  • Arts therapies
  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Dramatherapy
  • EMDR
  • Equine therapy
  • Existential therapy
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Human Givens psychotherapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Jungian therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Music therapy
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Psychosexual therapy
  • Psychosynthesis
  • Reality therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis
  • Transpersonal psychology

Fees

Charges for 55 minute session:

Individual: £30 for the first session, followed by £45 for each subsequent session.

Couples:  £45 for the first session, followed by £60 for each subsequent session.

Online Counselling (Individual): £40 per session.

Cash & Card payments will be accepted (Cash preferred).

Counsellors in training: looking for compulsory hours- please inquire. 
Reductions available for students / unwaged.

First Session

The First Session is a chance to see if we can work together; while identifying what you’re looking for in counselling. This first session isn't mandatory and you are not committing to further sessions if you take up the initial appointments.

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers

Further information

I also undertake EAP (Employee Assistance Program) work.

I have worked with different communities including men's groups, across different backgrounds and ages.

Treforest
Pontypridd
RCT
CF37

Regal House
Gelligaer Lane
Cardiff
Caerdydd
CF14 3JS

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

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

If you would like to pursue counselling with myself I do know of a local facility in Treforest that provides wheelchair access and I would be happy to look into booking the space.

Availability

Currently ONLY Available for Online Counselling.

Monday 10.00-19.30; Tuesday 10.00-19.30; Wednesday 10.00-19.30; Thursday 10:00-19.30; Friday 11:00-17:00

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

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