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About me

I believe that no-one’s issue or problem or concern is ever too small – if it’s important to you, then it is clearly important to me. We all need people or someone in our lives, who we feel both fully hear and fully understand us - only then are we not alone in our struggles. We can then hope to find ways to deal with them and develop and grow in ways that are truly meaningful for us.

My person-centred approach to working will ensure that you have the opportunity to bring whatever you wish to my sessions and that you will be heard in a way that you may not have experienced before. I will also respect your willingness to talk at whatever pace is right for you.

Once you've made the decision to try counselling with me, contact me by email, phone or text, with your name and email address. I will then send you a short form to fill in and to send back to me. We can then sort out your first session - either by phone or email.

Training, qualifications & experience

After recently managing a university Wellbeing & Disability Service, I have returned to counselling, where I have over fifteen years’ experience - in private practice and in educational settings. Prior to counselling, I taught English for twenty years in a college of Further Education.

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling
  • BACP Accreditation Scheme Award
  • OCST2 - Online Counselling Certificate
  • M.A in Native American Studies
  • PGCE (FE)
  • B.A (Hons) in English & European Literature

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

BACP

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.

ACTO

The Association for Counselling and Therapy Online

The Association for Counselling and Therapy Online

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Homesickness

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Person-centred therapy

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Sessions are 50mins

Employed - £45

Trainees and non-employed - £35

Availability

Monday-Thursday 10am-7pm -

NOW AVAILABLE FOR FACE-TO-FACE, as well as online

Further information

I am now available for face-to-face sessions as well as for online sessions

Talking Therapy
178A Whitchurch Road
Heath
Cardiff
Cardiff
CF14 3NB

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Unfortunately, the premises for face-to-face work is not accessible for wheelchair user

Additional languages

None

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Sid Kennedy Counselling MBACP(Accred.)

Sid Kennedy Counselling MBACP(Accred.)