We are living through unpredictable times. As lockdown restrictions are changed, life feels anything but normal and many people are feeling levels of uncertainty and anxiety they've not previously known. Stuck at home, family issues have been exacerbated. When we go out, it's hard to know how to respond to people. We feel socially awkward or anxious, our confidence in managing day to day life has been knocked. It's completely understandable that we feel this way and you don't need to struggle on your own.
Prior to retraining as a therapist, I was a family and mental health solicitor, dealing with the whole range of human problems, from divorce and child protection to representing people who had a major psychological crisis and were detained under the Mental Health Act.
As a psychotherapist, my expertise now lies in supporting individuals and couples to manage their relationships with themselves and others.
If lockdown has left you questioning your life, I can help you to understand what's going on. If you're struggling with low self esteem or confidence, this can be regained. If your domestic relationships have suffered, I can help you through a process where, either on your own or with your partner, to find a new balance. I can coach you in working out whether a relationship should continue or ease it coming to a more conciliatory end. I also have an interest in neurodiversity and autism spectrum disorders. People with these differences may encounter a lack of ease in their connections with others and I have counselled many clients to learn useful relationship skills in their day to day lives.
I approach problems with empathy and compassion, honestly and with humour where required. I aim to guide you through the complexities of life and provide you with tools to improve your mental well-being.
I am based in Cardigan, West Wales and offer online, telephone and face to face counselling on Mondays and Tuesdays. I live in a wonderful rural area and can offer Walk-Talk therapy to take advantage of our beautiful surroundings and the positive impact being outdoors in nature can have on your mental health.
Give me a call and we can chat through the basics so you feel comfortable taking the next step to improving life for yourself or send me an email for more information.
Training, qualifications & experience
I initially qualified as a solicitor in 1990 and am now retired from legal work. I was accredited by the Law Society as a specialist in mental health, children and family law. I ran my own legal practice, one of the largest mental health law firms in the UK. I worked with clients in the community, in hospitals and other institutional settings. My fields of expertise were acting for adults and children with mental health problems in child and family cases and mental health review tribunals, so I have depth of knowledge of mental health.
I have worked as a trainer and educator for organisations supporting the homeless, an anti-bullying group, people with an intellectual disability, victims of domestic abuse and prisoner-victim mediation (restorative justice)
I qualified as a counsellor in 2006 with a BACP accredited Diploma in Integrative Counselling from Sheffield Hallam University. I have experience across many varied adult mental health issues, having worked for the NHS, drug and alcohol services, for MIND and in private practice. I also have a Couples Counselling qualification and Accreditations in Mediation and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT).
My Linkedin profile is here https://www.linkedin.com/in/rozanna-niazi-95282761/
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I also offer Wild Therapy, Outdoor Therapy, Walking (Walk-Talk) Therapy
I offer a £45 introductory session to help you decide if counselling is for you.
Thereafter, if you book a block of four 50-minute sessions, there is a discount to £180 (normally £200); couples counselling is £60 for each 50 minute session or £75 for a 75 minute session. Standard fees are £50 for 50 mins.
I'm happy to meet weekly or fortnightly, or some other arrangement that suits. Arrangements for Walk-Talk therapy can be negotiated subject to an assessment.