Rozanna Niazi, Dip. Couns. LLM. Reg. BACP
We are living through exceptionally anxious and unpredictable times. Who would have thought that in less than two months, our worlds would have become so topsy turvy? If you are feeling mental distress, you are not alone.
As a psychotherapist, my expertise lies in helping people manage anxiety and uncertainty. These feelings may be pre-existing or have surfaced recently.
I help individuals and couples with a wide range of problems including anxiety and depression or other mental health diagnoses (including self harm and suicide), alcohol and drugs, relationship problems, physical and emotional abuse, parenting coaching, eating disorders. I have an interest in neurodiversity and autism spectrum disorders.
I approach problems with empathy and compassion, honestly and without judgment.
I aim to guide you through the complexities of life and provide you with tools to improve your mental well-being. I am currently offering only remote services via Zoom or other online platforms or on the 'phone.
I am based in Cardigan, West Wales and hope to be able to resume face to face counselling on Mondays and Thursdays at some point soon, once restrictions relating to the Corona virus are lifted. 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.
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.