Kevin Hargest BSc (Couns.), MBACP

Kevin Hargest BSc (Couns.), MBACP

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Treforest
Pontypridd
RCT
CF37

Regal House
Gelligaer Lane
Cardiff
Caerdydd
CF14 3JS

07479 939238

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Treforest
Pontypridd
RCT
CF37

Regal House
Gelligaer Lane
Cardiff
Caerdydd
CF14 3JS

07479 939238

About me

I am a compassionate and qualified counsellor focused on the complete well-being of a client. I look to offer a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space to explore a client’s life issues and challenges.

I understand how challenging therapy can be; it is a big step to contact a stranger and talk about personal difficulties. Through email, text or phone call, we’ll look to set up an initial session. 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 55 minutes on a weekly or fortnightly 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, BACP

Counsellor, Cardiff Concern, October 2014 - Present:

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

BACP

Fees

Charges for 55 minute session:

Individual: £25 for the first session, followed by £35 for each subsequent session.

Couples:  £30 for the first session, followed by £55 for each subsequent session.

Sessions for individuals & Couples on Saturday will be £45 & £60 per session respectively

Online Counselling: £25 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.

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. I have also completed training with CCHM in 2013.

Maps & Directions

Pontypridd, CF37
Cardiff, CF14 3JS

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

Monday-Wednesday 10.00-20.00 (Cardiff) Thursday 10:00-20.00; Friday 10:00-16:00; Saturday 13.00-16.00 (Pontypridd) Dependent on venue availability

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme