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About me

I am a BACP registered Counsellor and supervisor working in South Wales.

I have experience across a range of issues, including anxiety disorders and depression, trauma and abuse, grief, relationship and marital difficulties, some eating disorders and long term low self-esteem.

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 have a particular 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.  Currently, I am completing a Masters research degree, looking at reflective thinking whilst walking outdoors in nature and the benefits this can offer.

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:

www.intherapy-counselling.com

www.nandikriwaczek.com

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP).

In addition to my private practice work, I am also a supervisor for Cardiff MIND and Prison Advice and Care Trust.

Qualifications

  • 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

I am currently completing my Masters in Supervision, researching 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
  • 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)
  • Telehealth course - Moving Your Practice Online (Kate Anthony)

Member organisations

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

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

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

Fees

Additional information

Individual session - £55
Couples session - £70
Skype / Zoom session - £55
Telephone session - £55

Supervision - £50 per hour

Counselling students who require therapy as part of their professional development criteria - £40

Availability

Daytime Monday to Saturday, Monday and Tuesday evening.

166 Pontygwindy Road
Caerphilly
CF83 3HR

178a Whitchurch Road
Cardiff
South Glamorgan
CF14 3NB

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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 BSc (Hons), PGDip, MBACP, Counsellor and Supervisor

Nandi Kriwaczek BSc (Hons), PGDip, MBACP, Counsellor and Supervisor