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
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.
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Regular Sessions £45
Students £37 per session
Key Workers £37
Concessions offered for
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.