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Osian Leader MA Counselling and Psychotherapy MBACP

Cardiff, CF11
07504 252120
Cardiff, CF11

About me

I am a bilingual (Welsh and English) counsellor registered with the BACP.  Whatever concerns or issues you may face we can find a way to talk about it in a safe, non-judgemental space at a pace that is right for you. I am passionate about therapy and how it can help people come to terms with the events and life experiences which can have a profound effect on how we view the world and how we form relationships.

I use an integrative relational approach with a focus on building a strong therapeutic relationship.  I work with you to further develop self-awareness, understanding and confidence which can lead to clarity, insight and change. My training and way of working provides a flexible approach allowing your needs to be met with compassion and patience.  For me, therapy is an encouraging and supportive environment providing new ways of being in the world through a safe nurturing environment whereby life experiences can be shared constructively.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have extensive experience of working with bereavement/grief and Traumatic Bereavement, which was the focus of my Masters degree.  I also work with other wide-ranging issues including Anxiety, Depression, Dissociation, Identity problems, Self Esteem, Stress, Trauma and work related issues.

I work in private practice helping clients with a variety of issues.  I also work with:

  • The School of Hard Knocks - Working on the Reaching your Potential project.
  • PAM Wellbeing - Working in-house at various locations and on EAP Programs. 
  • Cruse Bereavement Care - Supervisor - Supervising Bereavement Volunteers.

I have also worked with Tenovus and in the NHS Cardiff and the Vale University Health Board. Before embarking on a career in counselling I worked as a primary school teacher in various roles including Additional Learning Needs Co-ordinator and Deputy Headteacher.

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.

Fees

Regular Sessions £45

Students £37 per session

Key Workers £37

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Further information

I am also bilingual and able to converse in Welsh as well as English. Cymraeg yw fy mamiaith ac o ganlyniad gallaf gynnig gwasanaeth trwy gyfrwng y Gymraeg.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages Cymraeg

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

Availability

With the ongoing situation with COVID-19 I can offer online video or telephone sessions.  I have availability from Wednesday to Friday daytime and evenings.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme
Osian Leader MA Counselling and Psychotherapy MBACP

Osian Leader MA Counselling and Psychotherapy MBACP

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