Riccardo Cocco

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Cowbridge CF71 & Cardiff CF24
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About me

I am a qualified Therapist with over 7 years of experience working within the substance misuse & mental health sector. The key to my work with clients is the belief that, through a psychotherapeutic relationship, we can gain insights into our patterns of behaviour. Working relationally, we can explore the possibility of change and begin to think of alternative positions that can move towards a more compassionate, and fulfilled version of ourselves. My main modalities of working with my clients is through addressing the unmet needs of our life experiences in early years, exploring the relational needs that may be left unattended too.

Through my training at the University of South Wales in Pluralistic Therapy, I have been afforded the capability to work eclectically with clients. I am a Registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MBACP) & a Trainee of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). My background allows me to draw from a different range of therapies to support client's needs and achieve their goals.

My therapeutic practice is client-centred, offering a non-judgemental, caring, confidential and supportive way of working. My practice is Trauma informed, bringing the awareness of Adverse childhood experiences and how Trauma is displayed in adulthood, working with my clients to understand the impact of their experiences and obtain alternative ways of coping. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Clinical Transactional Analysis PG Diploma - 2020 -
  • BA Hons Counselling and Therapeutic Practice - USW 2017-2020
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy - British Isles 2018-2019
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Certificate - Cardiff University 2017
  • Complex PTSD - British Isles 2022 

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.


£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

£60 - Individual Sessions

£100 - Couples Therapy

(Face to Face & Virtually)

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I am able to facilitate sessions face to face and online. 

Cowbridge, Vale Of Glamorgan, CF71

Cardiff, Caerdydd, CF24

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Riccardo Cocco
Riccardo Cocco