Stuart Griffin, UKCP Psychotherapist and MNCS Senior Accredited Counsellor
Hello. I offer individual and couples psychotherapy in Swansea, South Wales, and do so currently online via video conferencing platforms.
I am a UKCP accredited psychotherapist and NCS accredited senior accredited counsellor. UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy) is the UK’s professional body for accrediting psychotherapists. NCS is the National Counselling Society.
I offer a space in which a client feels safe enough to share whatever they need to. I listen, deeply and attentively, with compassion and without judgement and work collaboratively to help the client to gain greater awareness of the issues that have brought them to therapy and to start to understand how change is possible. I believe that change needs a lot of support and a bit of healthy challenge, it needs old experiences to be reworked in the light of new insights and it needs to unfold within relationship.
The therapeutic relationship is the most important feature of the therapy that I provide. Humans are social beings, and we depend on one another for survival and happiness. Relationships are always complicated and sometimes harmful. As children, we learn everything we know, feel and do through relationships with our caregivers. We also need relationships to create meaning and work out answers to our most fundamental existential questions; who am I, who are these others and what are we supposed to be doing in the world?
Symptoms and Mental Health Issues which I work with include;
- verbal, physical and sexual abuse and neglect
- childhood trauma
- relationship issues
- pregnancy and childbirth issues for men
- bereavement and loss
- personality disorders
- post-traumatic stress
- obsessive compulsive patterns
- autistic spectrum disorders
The most important relationship in couples therapy is the couple. Therapy provides a more facilitative role, exploring current impasses in communication and affection in the context of historical patterns, both for the relationship and each partner. By exploring each partners relational needs and how they are or are not currently being met, couples therapy can create the possibility of individual growth as well as maturation of the relationship.
Training, qualifications & experience
2019- 2020 - Certificate in Relational Couples Therapy (ongoing) with www.relational-pyschotherapy.co.uk
2011 - 2018. Postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy from the Welsh Psychotherapy Partnership. Masters Level Qualification (level 7) securing full UKCP accreditation.
2009/10. Training in Group Analysis with the Institute of Group Analysis.
2009. Post Graduate Certificate in counselling skillsfrom the University of West of England in 2009.
1996. BSc Honours in Social Anthropology and Development.
Registered / Accredited
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National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I charge £40 - 45 per 50 minute session for individual psychotherapy.
I always have at least two time-limited places available at a lower and more affordable rate for people otherwise unable to access support.
I charge £50 for a 50 minute session for couples therapy.