About me

I am an experienced counsellor offering an online and in person (extremely limited) 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

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.

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.

Fees

From £40.00 to £50.00

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Charges for 55 minute session:

Initial Session:  £30 for the first session, Online or in person. 

Face to Face sessions (Individual): £50 per session 

Online Counselling (Individual): £40 per session.

Payment: Cash/Card/Bank Transfer/Paypal (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.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

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

Treforest
Pontypridd
RCT
CF37

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Groups
Organisations

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Wheelchair user access

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.

Online platforms

Zoom
Skype
Whatsapp

Social

Kevin Hargest

Kevin Hargest