Formerly a family and mental health solicitor, I have been qualified to work therapeutically with individuals, couples and children for 15 years.
I work from Monday to Wednesday and offer online therapy or outdoor face to face sessions in my beautiful private garden near Cardigan, West Wales. Living in a rural area, I can also offer 'wild therapy' (subject to assessment) to take advantage of the wider surroundings and the positive impact being outdoors in nature can have on one's mental health.
I have an interest in neurodiversity and autism spectrum disorders and have counselled many clients on the spectrum to feel more confident, celebrate their individuality and learn new skills for their day to day lives.
I also enjoy working with people who are exploring aspects of their identity or sexuality.
I’m in the process of upgrading my knowledge and studying for an advanced specialist diploma in Children and Young People’s therapy . During this period, I’m offering low-cost counselling to this client group (11 to 17 year olds). In practice that means £25 per session, rather than £50 per session. I work with young people aged 11 to 17. If you are a parent or carer concerned about your child after this difficult year, I would like to offer some support with that. If you are a struggling young person, I can help you.
I approach problems calmly, with empathy, compassion and honesty - with humour where required. Most of all with humanity. I aim to guide people through the complexities of life and provide them with strategies to improve their emotional well-being, now and in the future.
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
With over 30 years experience of supporting individuals and families, I have worked in the corporate sector and been qualified as a counsellor for fifteen years.
I have a Masters degree in law and, in my career as a solicitor, I was a leading specialist in mental health, family and children law. I established my legal practice (burkeniazi.com) in 1997 and it grew to be the largest mental health law firm in the UK. Now retired from law, I acted in divorce and separation cases, giving me a wealth of knowledge of how to support families who fall out and need to reorganise. This wisdom leads me to be particularly effective if you are having issues in your relationships or with contact or family disputes. As a former senior executive, I also understand the struggles of success in business and careers and the impact this can have on your personal life and emotional wellbeing.
I have a BACP Accredited Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy and a Post Graduate Diploma in Couples Counselling, both from Sheffield Hallam University. I was a Chair for the mental health charity, MIND and provided counselling services for the NHS, drug and alcohol services and in private practice. I set up advocacy services, 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 am a member of the Black, African and Asian Therapy Network and am sensitive to the cultural issues faced my ethnic minority communities and individuals.
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 or Outdoor Therapy on my five acre smallholding (subject to assessment).
From £25.00 to £75.00
Free initial telephone session
For a detailed list of fees and discounts for individuals and couples, please see my website.
Whilst I’m undertaking my advanced level children and young people's training, I’m offering low-cost counselling to this client group (11 to 17 year olds) until October 2021. In practice that means £25 per session, rather than £50 per session.
I take calls between 09:00 to 17:00 hrs, Monday to Friday; appointments Mondays Tuesdays and Wednesdays 09:00 to 17:00 hrs.