We are living through unpredictable times. As lockdown restrictions are changed, life feels anything but normal and you may be feeling levels of uncertainty and anxiety you've not previously known. Stuck at home, juggling work or home schooling, family issues are exacerbated. You may feel your confidence in managing day to day life has been knocked. It's completely understandable that you feel this way and you don't need to struggle on your own.
If you're feeling overwhelmed, I can help you to understand what's going on and teach you how to regulate your emotions and feel okay again. If you're struggling with low self esteem or confidence, this can be regained by exploring these feelings with someone with professional insight, whom you trust. If your domestic relationships are strained, I can guide you through a process where, either on your own or with your partner, you find a new balance. I can help you gain new insights and help you in working out how to deal with things more effectively.
I have an interest in neurodiversity and autism spectrum disorders. People with these differences may encounter unease in their connections with others and I have counselled many clients to learn new relationship skills for their day to day lives.
I approach problems calmly, with empathy, compassion and honesty - with humour where required. Most of all with humanity. I aim to guide you through the complexities of life and provide you with strategies to improve your emotional well-being.
I am based in Cardigan, West Wales and offer online and telephone counselling on Mondays and Tuesdays. I live in a wonderful rural area and can offer outdoor 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
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 early 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).
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 an extended introductory session to help you decide if counselling is for you. This is £45 and lasts for 50 minutes to give sufficient time to explore all the issues that bring you to counselling and are troubling you and for me to understand and assess your situation.
Thereafter, if you book a block of four 50-minute sessions, there is a discount to £200 (normally £220); couples counselling is £60 for each 50 minute session or £75 for a 75 minute session. Standard fees are £50 for 55 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.