Osian Leader MA Counselling and Psychotherapy MBACP
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
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. I trained for four years at the University of South Wales resulting in a Masters in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I have worked with Tenovus and in NHS GP surgeries in Cardiff and the Vale. I’m an Associate Counsellor with PAM Wellbeing working as an in-house counsellor at various locations and on the Employee Assist Programs. I also work in private practice helping clients with a variety of issues and with Cruse Bereavement Care as a supervisor.
I have extensive experience of working with bereavement/grief and Traumatic Bereavement, which was the focus of the Masters. I also work with other wide-ranging issues such as Anxiety, Depression, Dissociation, Identity problems, Self Esteem, Stress, Trauma and work related issues. See below for further details.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Career counselling
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Regular Sessions £45
Students £37 per session
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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I work at the Natural Health Clinic on Thursday's and Friday's as well as Monday to Wednesday evenings.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|