Nandi Kriwaczek

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BSc, PGDip, MA, MBACP, (Accredited)
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Caerphilly, South Glamorgan, CF83 1BJ
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This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

I am an accredited BACP counsellor, supervisor and university lecturer working in South Wales, with over 8000 hours of practice experience.  My office is located in the Miners Centre, which has disabled access, plenty of parking, and is a 10 minute walk from Caerphilly train station.  

I have many years of experience working with couples.  My particular focus is on developing better communication between couples, helping them to unpack relational patterns that may be impacting their relationship.  A large part of that work is around creating a safe environment to share in, to feel accepted, to explore challenging issues more openly and to learn how to share vulnerabilities.  When working with couples, I pay careful attention to equality within the room, encouraging a sense of reciprocity and collaboration which provides opportunity for the reparative work begin.  

I also work with individuals, with a wide range of presenting issues, most commonly anxiety disorders, adverse childhood experiences, relationship issues, self esteem and self worth, depression, eating behaviours, and work-related stress.

My model of working

My model of therapy is ‘relational’, with the central focus on the therapeutic relationship and how it can help heal emotional traumas.  I have trained in all the three main schools of therapy; psychodynamic, person centred and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and completed a number of workshops and educational courses on other approaches such as acceptance commitment therapy, solution focused therapy and transactional analysis (see continuous professional training below).  I do not offer a pure model of working, but instead work in an integrative way, bringing in different models depending on the client's needs. 

I also have a real interest in the healing power of nature, and finding nature-based sources of self-healing, whether that is ‘forest bathing’, natural environmental sounds, bird watching, or any other kind of activity that allows people to connect with nature in a more meaningful way.  

Taking the first step

If you are considering therapy, the first step is to make an initial enquiry.  I am always open to answer any questions you may have about the process, or about me as a therapist.

I am warm, empathetic and always work in a collaborative way with my clients.  If you feel comfortable about working with me, we can book an initial session and see how it goes.  There’s no commitment to stay – the direction and duration of your therapy is in your hands.

If you are interested in further understanding how I work, please feel free to access my website:

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP Accred).

In addition to my private practice, I provide supervision for the Prison Advice and Care Trust (PACT), and lecture on the MA Counselling and Psychotherapy course at the University of South Wales.

Professional Qualifications

  • MA in Consultative Supervision (BACP accredited)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Consultative Supervision (BACP accredited)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (BACP accredited)
  • Life Coaching Level 7 Diploma (accredited)
  • BSc (Hons) in Psychology
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Certificate in Counselling Studies
  • Certificate in online and telephone counselling

For my Masters dissertation, I researched how nature immersion can help develop a reflective practice. 

Continuous Professional Development

  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Working with Eating Disorders
  • Sexualised Trauma
  • Gambling Awareness
  • Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Suicide First Aid
  • Depression, Suicide and Self Harm
  • Raising Awareness of Asperger Syndrome
  • TA101 - Transactional Analysis
  • Telehealth course - Moving Your Practice Online (Kate Anthony)
    Certificate in online and telephone counselling (Counselling Tutor)

Couples and relationship training

  • Couples - The Fundamentals (course designed by Juliet Grayson)
  • Couples - Meeting their partner's needs (course designed by Juliet Grayson)
  • Couples - Dealing with Affairs (course designed by Juliet Grayson)
  • Couples - Couples in conflict (course designed by Juliet Grayson)
  • Working with gender and sexual relationship diversity (Jack Jackson and Matt Williams)

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Areas of experience:

- Depression
- Anxiety disorders, inc Obsessing thinking, intrusive thoughts, OCD, GAD and social anxiety
- Low self esteem and confidence
- Trauma
- Sexual and emotional abuse
- Relationship problems
- Perfectionism
- Managing stress
- Issues around procrastination


£60.00 per session

Additional information

I work in person and online with individuals, couples and supervisees.

Individual session - £60
Couples session - £100 (£350 for block booking of 4, paid in advance)
Supervision - £60 per hour (£90 for 1.5hours)

Counselling students who require therapy as part of their professional development criteria - £45

The Miners, Watford Road, Caerphilly, South Glamorgan, CF83 1BJ

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)


In person

As a supervisor, my aim is to help supervisee's explore their client work at a deeper level, engaging both cognitive and creative thinking processes.

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Nandi Kriwaczek
Nandi Kriwaczek