Somatic Counselling in Cardiff

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Kyle Davies
Psychologist, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Cardiff CF15
Is your life impacted by symptoms of Anxiety, Depression, Panic Attacks, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Long Covid, Fibromyalgia, Migraines, Overwhelm, or Burnout? Whether you struggle with a diagnosed condition, or just want to transcend the mire of brain fog, anxious thoughts, and worry, my work can help you reclaim your vitality, realise your potentials, and experience peace of mind. My approach is somatic and trauma informed. It incorporates and utilises the latest scientific thinking on neural plasticity, polyvagal theory and the mind-body connection, and dovetails this with more spiritual principles of consciousness and flow.
Is your life impacted by symptoms of Anxiety, Depression, Panic Attacks, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Long Covid, Fibromyalgia, Migraines, Overwhelm, or Burnout? Whether you struggle with a diagnosed condition, or just want to transcend the mire of brain fog, anxious thoughts, and worry, my work can help you reclaim your vitality, realise your potentials, and experience peace of mind. My approach is somatic and trauma informed. It incorporates and utilises the latest scientific thinking on neural plasticity, polyvagal theory and the mind-body connection, and dovetails this with more spiritual principles of consciousness and flow.
029 2267 8521 View 029 2267 8521
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Indigo Tree Counselling & Coaching Consultancy
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cardiff CF24
I work with individuals, couples, groups and organisations. My therapeutic style is embedded in relationship and engagement. Therefore if you experience challenges with relationship or communication, this is my strength. Following 20 years of experience within NHS, private practice and educational organisations I utilize somatic psychology, human development and potential along with creative methodologies. Ultimately, uncovering potential, dealing with unhelpful behaviours, improving communication skills and building foundations toward the relationships that you desire.
I work with individuals, couples, groups and organisations. My therapeutic style is embedded in relationship and engagement. Therefore if you experience challenges with relationship or communication, this is my strength. Following 20 years of experience within NHS, private practice and educational organisations I utilize somatic psychology, human development and potential along with creative methodologies. Ultimately, uncovering potential, dealing with unhelpful behaviours, improving communication skills and building foundations toward the relationships that you desire.
01792 721018 View 01792 721018
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Anna Browne
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cardiff CF10
Waitlist for new clients
Integral Somatic Psychology 1,2,3.
I offer therapy and supervision and have a particular interest in trauma and how it impacts our nervous system: CPTSD, PTSD, and DID; dissociation, hearing voices, addictive behaviours and coping mechanisms and links to childhood trauma. 'ACE's' (Adverse Childhood Experiences), and how these affect us as adults. Trauma comes in many forms; overt ones such as physical or sexual abuse, car accidents, war, disasters etc, and less obvious or covert forms like emotional abuse or neglect, bullying, or just 'not getting what we need' on an emotional level. I am accredited with UKCP, and have specialist trauma training.
Integral Somatic Psychology 1,2,3.
I offer therapy and supervision and have a particular interest in trauma and how it impacts our nervous system: CPTSD, PTSD, and DID; dissociation, hearing voices, addictive behaviours and coping mechanisms and links to childhood trauma. 'ACE's' (Adverse Childhood Experiences), and how these affect us as adults. Trauma comes in many forms; overt ones such as physical or sexual abuse, car accidents, war, disasters etc, and less obvious or covert forms like emotional abuse or neglect, bullying, or just 'not getting what we need' on an emotional level. I am accredited with UKCP, and have specialist trauma training.
0117 456 5291 View 0117 456 5291
Photo of Sormila Saha, Psychologist in Cardiff, Wales
Sormila Saha
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Cardiff CF10  (Online Only)
I offer and integrate the following approaches into my practice: - CBT, CFT , EMDR and Somatic Trauma Therapy.
I am a Clinical Psychologist with 18 years of experience working in the NHS , within the Secondary Adult Mental health services. I am experienced in providing psychological therapies to individual presenting with distressing emotions and a wide range of difficulties due to the impact of adverse life events both in childhood and in adult life. My special interest is in working in trauma, with issues around sense of self, feelings of guilt and shame and relationship with self and others.
I offer and integrate the following approaches into my practice: - CBT, CFT , EMDR and Somatic Trauma Therapy.
I am a Clinical Psychologist with 18 years of experience working in the NHS , within the Secondary Adult Mental health services. I am experienced in providing psychological therapies to individual presenting with distressing emotions and a wide range of difficulties due to the impact of adverse life events both in childhood and in adult life. My special interest is in working in trauma, with issues around sense of self, feelings of guilt and shame and relationship with self and others.
01803 221758 View 01803 221758
Photo of Jillian Kirkpatrick, Counsellor in Cardiff, Wales
Jillian Kirkpatrick
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Cardiff CF5
Hello, I am a fully qualified, accredited counsellor and psychotherapist. My approach to Counselling is integrative I bring together different elements of specific therapies in order to suit your individual needs and circumstances. Together, we can explore your concerns in a safe and supportive environment. As a Mindfulness based Psychotherapist I offer long and short therapy. We can explore in depth how past experiences are affecting your life in the present and how suffering is maintained by this process. Please feel free to contact me if you require more information regarding psychotherapy.
Hello, I am a fully qualified, accredited counsellor and psychotherapist. My approach to Counselling is integrative I bring together different elements of specific therapies in order to suit your individual needs and circumstances. Together, we can explore your concerns in a safe and supportive environment. As a Mindfulness based Psychotherapist I offer long and short therapy. We can explore in depth how past experiences are affecting your life in the present and how suffering is maintained by this process. Please feel free to contact me if you require more information regarding psychotherapy.
029 2192 1670 View 029 2192 1670
Photo of Sonalle Coaching & Creative Therapies, Psychotherapist in Cardiff, Wales
Sonalle Coaching & Creative Therapies
Psychotherapist, MHGI
Verified Verified
Cardiff CF24  (Online Only)
Are you suffering from anxiety, depression, stress or trauma? Or do you feel that something is missing, or just isn't quite right? Do you want a fast & effective embodied solution from your home/office without a lifetime of therapy? Then email me... Online sessions only. For a limited time only, I am offering new clients a free 15 min clarity telephone call to see how it feels to work together.
Are you suffering from anxiety, depression, stress or trauma? Or do you feel that something is missing, or just isn't quite right? Do you want a fast & effective embodied solution from your home/office without a lifetime of therapy? Then email me... Online sessions only. For a limited time only, I am offering new clients a free 15 min clarity telephone call to see how it feels to work together.
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Avery Rabbitt
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
Cardiff CF10  (Online Only)
Hi, there! I'm Avery. If you're suffering from anxiety and/or depression brought on by things outside your control, if the tools you've used to cope with life's challenges and hardships are currently hindering you more than they're helping you, or if you need a support reframing how you see yourself and your part in the world, I'd like to help you unwind those tensions. I offer a a gentle space for clients to release, even if for a moment, the things that demand so much of our energy as we power through our daily lives. Just having that space can empower us to approach life creatively and reconnect to our sense of play.
Hi, there! I'm Avery. If you're suffering from anxiety and/or depression brought on by things outside your control, if the tools you've used to cope with life's challenges and hardships are currently hindering you more than they're helping you, or if you need a support reframing how you see yourself and your part in the world, I'd like to help you unwind those tensions. I offer a a gentle space for clients to release, even if for a moment, the things that demand so much of our energy as we power through our daily lives. Just having that space can empower us to approach life creatively and reconnect to our sense of play.
020 3856 3714 View 020 3856 3714
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El Davis
Psychotherapist, MA, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Cardiff CF14
I offer a welcoming space for you to explore whatever is happening in your life and support you to face difficult circumstances, feelings and relationships, finding new perspectives and resources. I use Processwork, a creative approach to therapy and facilitation, to help clients work things through in a professional and confidential space. During sessions we bring awareness to what's happening, leading to learning and change. In particular, paying attention to disturbances can hold the key to discovering new ways of being in the world.
I offer a welcoming space for you to explore whatever is happening in your life and support you to face difficult circumstances, feelings and relationships, finding new perspectives and resources. I use Processwork, a creative approach to therapy and facilitation, to help clients work things through in a professional and confidential space. During sessions we bring awareness to what's happening, leading to learning and change. In particular, paying attention to disturbances can hold the key to discovering new ways of being in the world.
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Photo of Solana Murray, Counsellor in Cardiff, Wales
Solana Murray
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Cardiff CF24
The space that I offer you will be all yours. It will be relaxed and comfortable, which will aid in your ability to feel open. Counselling can be daunting, and beginning- even more so. I aim to make this process as simple as possible, with the main focus being you, and what you want to explore. I will offer my knoweldge and experience through ideas, solutions, strategies and techniques, to the best of my ability. Whatever your goal is, I want to help you achieve it.
The space that I offer you will be all yours. It will be relaxed and comfortable, which will aid in your ability to feel open. Counselling can be daunting, and beginning- even more so. I aim to make this process as simple as possible, with the main focus being you, and what you want to explore. I will offer my knoweldge and experience through ideas, solutions, strategies and techniques, to the best of my ability. Whatever your goal is, I want to help you achieve it.
029 2271 2815 View 029 2271 2815
Photo of Charlotte Deverell, Psychotherapist in Cardiff, Wales
Charlotte Deverell
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cardiff CF10
Life can sometimes throw many challenges our way and we may find it difficult to cope without support. Psychotherapy can help you regain balance, explore meaning, gain a greater understanding of yourself and learn healthier ways of coping and responding to everything that life throws at us. It can also be an opportunity for personal growth and help you achieve a happier and more meaningful life. I have experienced being in the seat of the client and understand the difficulty of taking steps to find a therapist you can connect with and help you make sense of it all.
Life can sometimes throw many challenges our way and we may find it difficult to cope without support. Psychotherapy can help you regain balance, explore meaning, gain a greater understanding of yourself and learn healthier ways of coping and responding to everything that life throws at us. It can also be an opportunity for personal growth and help you achieve a happier and more meaningful life. I have experienced being in the seat of the client and understand the difficulty of taking steps to find a therapist you can connect with and help you make sense of it all.
029 2271 0346 View 029 2271 0346
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Liz Lilley
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cardiff CF5  (Online Only)
Are you stuck in old stories or still impacted by challenges from your past? Maybe you are finding you are not living your life to the fullest or are going through a significant life event? I am passionate about supporting and empowering people to move through areas of restriction or suffering in their lives. I will witness and understand you as an individual, supporting you to embrace more of your full potential. The foundation is a safe, compassionate, honest and non-judgemental space and relationship, combined with effective practices.
Are you stuck in old stories or still impacted by challenges from your past? Maybe you are finding you are not living your life to the fullest or are going through a significant life event? I am passionate about supporting and empowering people to move through areas of restriction or suffering in their lives. I will witness and understand you as an individual, supporting you to embrace more of your full potential. The foundation is a safe, compassionate, honest and non-judgemental space and relationship, combined with effective practices.
01273 092530 View 01273 092530
Photo of Hannah Raine-Smith, Psychotherapist in Cardiff, Wales
Hannah Raine-Smith
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Cardiff CF10
I am an integrative therapist specialising in using eye-movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy to treat a wide range of psychological issues. I am highly trained in psychotherapy, neuroscience and trauma and believe that our current issues can often be traced back to early adverse experiences in childhood. Compared to standard talking therapy EMDR generally takes a shorter amount of time to get to the root cause of the issue. Rather than just dealing with symptom management (like CBT), EMDR therapy works directly with the cause of your distress.
I am an integrative therapist specialising in using eye-movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy to treat a wide range of psychological issues. I am highly trained in psychotherapy, neuroscience and trauma and believe that our current issues can often be traced back to early adverse experiences in childhood. Compared to standard talking therapy EMDR generally takes a shorter amount of time to get to the root cause of the issue. Rather than just dealing with symptom management (like CBT), EMDR therapy works directly with the cause of your distress.
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Marion Moody
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Cardiff CF24
Waitlist for new clients
You may be somebody with mild to moderate mental health issues such as anxiety, depression and/or stress. These may be long-standing or more recent, for example reactions to challenging circumstances in the present or more recent past. You will be motivated and willing to engage actively in your own recovery and self-awareness. While I do not have an ideal client - I have worked with a range of clients in a number of settings including the NHS, and Employee Assistance Providers - I do find it very rewarding and interesting to work with the body and creative approaches, and particularly welcome clients open to working in this way.
You may be somebody with mild to moderate mental health issues such as anxiety, depression and/or stress. These may be long-standing or more recent, for example reactions to challenging circumstances in the present or more recent past. You will be motivated and willing to engage actively in your own recovery and self-awareness. While I do not have an ideal client - I have worked with a range of clients in a number of settings including the NHS, and Employee Assistance Providers - I do find it very rewarding and interesting to work with the body and creative approaches, and particularly welcome clients open to working in this way.
01443 808349 View 01443 808349
Photo of Pam Marion Susan Fitzpatrick, Psychotherapist in Cardiff, Wales
Pam Marion Susan Fitzpatrick
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Cardiff CF10
I am a Specialist Health Psychotherapist/CBT Therapist who works with clients managing and suffering with Chronic Health Issues and I work and support clients with many different Disabilities. I trained in the NHS Chronic Pain and Fatigue Service and I have worked privately for almost 10 years. I can help you with any issues you would like to work on and I provide a safe, warm and well understood space to work through anything you feel would be helpful. I also support family members impacted by disability. I live with disability which I feel is a helpful foundation to understanding how difficult life can be with such conditions .
I am a Specialist Health Psychotherapist/CBT Therapist who works with clients managing and suffering with Chronic Health Issues and I work and support clients with many different Disabilities. I trained in the NHS Chronic Pain and Fatigue Service and I have worked privately for almost 10 years. I can help you with any issues you would like to work on and I provide a safe, warm and well understood space to work through anything you feel would be helpful. I also support family members impacted by disability. I live with disability which I feel is a helpful foundation to understanding how difficult life can be with such conditions .
01446 501531 View 01446 501531
Photo of Annie Ballingal, Psychotherapist in Cardiff, Wales
Annie Ballingal
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
Cardiff CF11
I am an integrative art therapist with 4+years experience working with people 18+. I offer a: welcoming, safe, and confidential space in which together, we can explore what's been on your mind. At the heart of what I do is to seek to understand your experience and perspective. This in turn, enables us to work together towards the change you'd like to see.
I am an integrative art therapist with 4+years experience working with people 18+. I offer a: welcoming, safe, and confidential space in which together, we can explore what's been on your mind. At the heart of what I do is to seek to understand your experience and perspective. This in turn, enables us to work together towards the change you'd like to see.
0117 463 4057 View 0117 463 4057
Photo of Karen Mary Woodley, Counsellor in Cardiff, Wales
Karen Mary Woodley
Counsellor, MA, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Cardiff CF11
I love what the Humanistic Integrative Psychotherapy College (HIPC) says: "Humanistic Integrative Psychotherapy relies upon the importance of the relationship between the therapist and client to enable mind, body, feeling, and soul to come together as a whole." I know how vital the one-to-one relationship is in helping you re-discover or discover who you are for the first time and find your place in the world. My approach is relational, where we work together on the issues you want to look at co-creatively.
I love what the Humanistic Integrative Psychotherapy College (HIPC) says: "Humanistic Integrative Psychotherapy relies upon the importance of the relationship between the therapist and client to enable mind, body, feeling, and soul to come together as a whole." I know how vital the one-to-one relationship is in helping you re-discover or discover who you are for the first time and find your place in the world. My approach is relational, where we work together on the issues you want to look at co-creatively.
01952 780152 View 01952 780152
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Martin Linton - IFS Therapist & Counsellor
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Cardiff CF11  (Online Only)
My work is with both individuals and couples. The skill-sets and experience I bring to therapy draw off my Systemic Practice, honing the skills of Internal Family System (IFS) and Intimacy from the Inside Out (IFIO) . These approaches are well known to bring about the transformative qualities and resources that exist inside people. These approaches makes difficult experiences possible, such as healing trauma, phobia or anxiety. I am dedicated and assist people to better relate with what humans experience. I’ve learned this is evidently possible through the transformations I’ve witnessed in my practice and what my clients feedback.
My work is with both individuals and couples. The skill-sets and experience I bring to therapy draw off my Systemic Practice, honing the skills of Internal Family System (IFS) and Intimacy from the Inside Out (IFIO) . These approaches are well known to bring about the transformative qualities and resources that exist inside people. These approaches makes difficult experiences possible, such as healing trauma, phobia or anxiety. I am dedicated and assist people to better relate with what humans experience. I’ve learned this is evidently possible through the transformations I’ve witnessed in my practice and what my clients feedback.
029 2010 4734 View 029 2010 4734
Photo of Dr Fiona Parker, Psychologist in Cardiff, Wales
Dr Fiona Parker
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Cardiff CF10  (Online Only)
I am very interested to hear your story, to know what has happened to you and to focus on your recovery and well-being. Nothing is ever inconsequential, even the slightest concern is important, as are you. I am confident that in working together therapeutically with you, you can make the necessary changes in your life so that intimacy, trust, creativity and contentment come alive. I am always fascinated in learning how our family histories, migration and trans-generational traumas influence our life choices both personally and professionally. I have extensive experience in the NHS in a Tertiary Specialist Psychotherapy service.
I am very interested to hear your story, to know what has happened to you and to focus on your recovery and well-being. Nothing is ever inconsequential, even the slightest concern is important, as are you. I am confident that in working together therapeutically with you, you can make the necessary changes in your life so that intimacy, trust, creativity and contentment come alive. I am always fascinated in learning how our family histories, migration and trans-generational traumas influence our life choices both personally and professionally. I have extensive experience in the NHS in a Tertiary Specialist Psychotherapy service.
01748 902068 View 01748 902068
Photo of Dr Bishnu Upadhaya, Psychologist in Cardiff, Wales
Dr Bishnu Upadhaya
Psychologist, PhD, CPsychol
Not Verified Not Verified
Cardiff CF10  (Online Only)
An enthusiastic, skilled and well-motivated Psychological, Neuropsychological, Integrated Medicine and healthcare consultant with more than 19 years’ experiences, promoting the welfare of patients, families, and vulnerable people. Experienced in providing specialist Neuropsychological, Psychological, Herbal Medicine, Naturopathic and Homeopathic Medicine Assessments, Consultation and Treatments of direct and referred clients based upon the appropriate use, interpretation and integration of complex data from a psychological and holistic approach and treatment and tasting.
An enthusiastic, skilled and well-motivated Psychological, Neuropsychological, Integrated Medicine and healthcare consultant with more than 19 years’ experiences, promoting the welfare of patients, families, and vulnerable people. Experienced in providing specialist Neuropsychological, Psychological, Herbal Medicine, Naturopathic and Homeopathic Medicine Assessments, Consultation and Treatments of direct and referred clients based upon the appropriate use, interpretation and integration of complex data from a psychological and holistic approach and treatment and tasting.
020 3835 4892 View 020 3835 4892
Photo of Lynn Hyde, Counsellor in Cardiff, Wales
Lynn Hyde
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cardiff CF10
I have been counselling individuals and couples for over 15 years in Bristol, London and online. My passion lies in working with people to improve the quality of their life experience, helping people to relate better, gain confidence to have a more prosperous life, look at blocks in their lives which may be a result of unresolved childhood issues, resolving conflict in relationships, and recovery from traumatic relationships.
I have been counselling individuals and couples for over 15 years in Bristol, London and online. My passion lies in working with people to improve the quality of their life experience, helping people to relate better, gain confidence to have a more prosperous life, look at blocks in their lives which may be a result of unresolved childhood issues, resolving conflict in relationships, and recovery from traumatic relationships.
020 4538 3299 View 020 4538 3299

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How does somatic therapy work?

Somatic therapy is a form of treatment that focuses on how the body and mind are interconnected. In this approach, physical symptoms are addressed because they may in fact signal emotional distress. Somatic therapists combine mindfulness, talk therapy, breathwork, yoga, dance, and physical manipulations of the body to help patients become more attuned to what their body is telling them.

Is EMDR a somatic therapy?

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a form of somatic therapy, as it incorporates mental and physical principles. EMDR involves remembering a traumatic experience while allowing one’s eyes to track a side-to-side visual stimulus from a therapist. This lateral eye movement is believed to diminish the painful power of the memory so that it can be discussed with a therapist.

Is somatic therapy evidence-based?

Somatic therapy has been researched and studied, and some forms of somatic therapy are found to be effective in treating a wide range of conditions. Because somatic therapy encompasses many techniques, some, such as EMDR and meditation, have been studied more than others.

What is somatic trauma therapy?

Somatic trauma therapy is based on the idea that when people experience trauma, they can become stuck in the “freeze” part of a “fight, flight, or freeze” response. In this state, trauma can manifest itself both mentally and physically—through tension in the muscles, anxiety, and stress. Popular forms of somatic trauma therapy include EMDR, sensorimotor therapy, and somatic experiencing.