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MA Counselling and Psychotherapy
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Cardiff, Caerdydd, CF24
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

My name is Osian and I work with adults and couples in-person and online.  I specialise in Bereavement, Complex Grief (including Traumatic Grief), Trauma and Relationship issues and difficulties.  I regularly work with other issues including Anxiety, Depression, Neurodiversity, Identity, Confidence, Self Esteem, Stress and work-related issues.  I also deliver training on many of these areas.

I'm trained as an integrative therapist and therefore use different methods based upon the people and issues I work with.  The process is underpinned by getting to know and understand you within safe, supportive and confidential boundaries.  I’ve found working on a weekly or fortnightly basis (particulalry when working with couples) to be the most effective and cost-effective way of working.

The process of therapy is about creating an environment where we can better understand life experiences which may have been confusing, upsetting, or even distressing.  By exploring or untangling these difficult circumstances we can focus on helping you make sense of them.  This can lead to positive changes where broader perspectives and a deeper understanding can bring about greater clarity.

I'm more than happy with an introductory phone call to clarify your needs and/or details before we start.

Training, qualifications & experience

I work in private practice and with several organisations including the WRU, Cardiff City FC, Welsh Rugby League, The School of Hard Knocks,  Gloucestershire County Council Counselling Team and worked with Whisper Cymru TV on a S4C program called Stryd i’r Sgrym (Street to Scrum).

I also work as a supervisor with Gloucestershire County Council Counselling Team, Swansea University, Platform Wellbeing, Mind and in private practice.

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.

Training at CSTD Bath - Diploma Supervision

Certificate in Relational Couples Counselling

Advanced Diploma in Intersubjective Counselling.

TA 101

MA Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Skills.

B.Ed Science and NPQH.

Member organisations

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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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£60.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Students £45 per 1 hour session

Trainee Counsellors £45 per 1 hour session

Individuals £60 per 1 hour session

Couples £70 per 1 hour session

Please contact me directly for corporate rates.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Further information

Cymraeg yw fy mamiaith ac felly gallaf gynnig gwasanaeth trwy gyfrwng y Gymraeg.

Cardiff, Caerdydd, CF24

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Additional languages



Online platforms

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