Somatic Counselling in Cardiff

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Photo of Sophia Ayesha Ansari, Psychotherapist in Cardiff, Wales
Sophia Ayesha Ansari
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified
Verified
A somatic , trauma informed approach supports individuals to become ‘agents of their own change’.
I am an at depth body orientated psychotherapeutic counsellor (UKCP accredited) and a yoga therapist (BWY, Ayurveda dip). I combine my skills and experience to offer therapy to couples and individuals who benefit from a somatic focus. Soma means ‘of the body’ and concerns our living, day to day, breathing, feeling, moving, thinking experiences. This method respects and utilises the connection between body and mind.
01446 501419
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Cardiff CF5
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£60 per session
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Indigo Tree Counselling & Coaching Consultancy
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Verified
In private practice, I work with individuals, 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.
01792 721018
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Cardiff CF24
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£50 (individual)£75 (couples)
Not accepting new clients
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Anna Browne
Psychotherapist
Verified
Verified
Internal Family Systems level 1,2,3, and Working with Psychosis and PA experience - Somatic Experiencing advanced year - Comprehensive Resource Model - Integral Somatic Psychology 1,2,3, pre & peri natal.
I have a particular interest in trauma and how it impacts our nervous system: PTSD and C-PTSD, dissociation, hearing voices, addictive behaviours and coping mechanisms and their link to childhood trauma; 'ACE's' (Adverse Childhood Experiences), and how these affect us as adults. Trauma comes in many forms; obvious, overt ones such as physical or sexual abuse, car accidents, war, disasters etc, and also less obvious or covert forms like emotional abuse or neglect, bullying, or just 'not getting what we need' on an emotional level. I'm a member of ISST-D, a trainee member of UKCP and BCPC, and have specialist trauma training.
0117 456 5291
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Cardiff CF10
£100 per session
Not accepting new clients
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Sormila Saha
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
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
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Cardiff CF10
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£90 per session
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Melanie Johnson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I often work with people who want to find a way to let go of the things that are holding them back. They want to feel more like the person they have a sense they could be if only they knew how. They want more authenticity and better relationships - or just to feel okay. Sometimes people have lost touch with their own self-worth. A crisis may have occurred. They may be struggling to feel any hope. Emotions and thoughts may be overwhelming or there can be a sense of numbness. During initial sessions, they might say things like they want to find clarity, feel confident, lighter, less burdened, and have a greater sense of freedom.
029 2271 0379
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Cardiff CF24
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£60 per session
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El Davis
Psychotherapist, MA
Verified
Verified
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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Cardiff CF14
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£40 (individual)£50 (couples)
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Jillian Kirkpatrick
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified
Verified
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
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Cardiff CF5
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£45 per session
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Kyle Davies
Psychologist, CPsychol
Verified
Verified
Is your life impacted by chronic fatigue, pain, anxiety, overwhelm, stress, or other debilitating symptoms? 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, help you to realise your potentials, and get the most out of life. My approach incorporates and utilises the latest scientific thinking on neural plasticity and the mind-body connection, and dovetails this with more spiritual principles of consciousness and flow.
029 2267 8521
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Cardiff CF15
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Abi Hendra Anxiety and Trauma Counselling Online
Counsellor, MUKCP
Verified
Verified
I believe it takes great courage to reach out and look for support. However, I know it can be scary and overwhelming looking for the right person. Over the years I have been a therapist, I have supported many individuals to take back control over their lives and find the healing they had been long searching for. My training has enabled me to be able to work with complex emotions at a deep level. This is particularly effective when working with trauma and the impact of early childhood experiences. My warm and gentle approach ensures that our work together enables you to feel safe and grounded, working at a pace that suit you.
01446 501239
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Cardiff CF24
& Online
£60 per session
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Hannah Raine-Smith
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified
Verified
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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Cardiff CF10
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£80 per session
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Marion Moody
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified
Verified
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
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Cardiff CF10
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£45 per session
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Naomi Pearson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
There is no guidebook to being human, it isn’t always easy, often it is messy and difficult to navigate. Therapy can help you by looking at how you can manage your thoughts, feelings and physical reactions, where they came from and provide you with the tools to get you through the the difficult times and maintain your own well-being. This Messy Human Life offers one to one counselling and psychotherapy online or by telephone with empathy, understanding and no judgement. I place importance not only on the work you do in and out of the therapy space but also the healing power of the therapeutic relationship between us.
01495 367376
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Cardiff CF11
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£45 per session
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Matilda Tonkin Wells
Psychotherapist, MA
1 Endorsed
1 Endorsed
You might be experiencing depression, grief, anxiety or trauma or simply wish to get to know yourself better. These creative, embodied, trauma informed sessions offer a space of accompaniment and compassion. I offer sessions Online and In-person (Wales/Israel) in English, Cymraeg (Welsh) and Spanish.
01239 801757
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Cardiff CF10
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Photo of Karen Mary Woodley, Counsellor in Cardiff, Wales
Karen Mary Woodley
Counsellor, MA, MNCS Accred
Verified
Verified
Often people seek Counselling for help with bothersome thoughts, patterns that keep showing in their life whether that be in intimate relationships, work or how they manage day-to-day tasks. Whatever your reasons for seeking help my promise is to offer you my care, confidentiality, warmth and honesty. Many women have experienced really difficult life experiences that they can't put into words. They tell me, “my problems don’t seem valid when there are people dying in the world”, “I just want to know why people don’t treat me well”‘ or “Things just feel off and I am unhappy, can’t put my finger on what’s wrong” etc. Welcome
01952 780152
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Cardiff CF11
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£45 (individual)£60 (couples)
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Martin Linton - IFS Therapist & Counsellor
Counsellor, MNCS Accred
Verified
Verified
I work with both individuals and couples. The skill-sets and experience I offer draw off a variety of professional trainings such as Internal Family System (IFS) and Intimacy from the Inside Out (IFIO) . These approaches are known to bring about the transformative healing qualities and resources that exist inside people. These are therapies that makes difficult experiences possible, such as: trauma, phobia or anxiety. I am here to help people better relate with what humans experience, I’ve witnessed and learned this is evidently possible through therapy.
029 2010 4734
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Cardiff CF11
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Dr Fiona Parker
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Verified
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
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Cardiff CF10
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£60 (individual)£60 (couples)
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Dr Bishnu Upadhaya
Psychologist, PhD, CPsychol
Verified
Verified
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
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Cardiff CF10
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£100 (individual)£160 (couples)
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Jackie Lisa Anne Gleed
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I am a relational integrative counsellor and psychotherapist. I’m able to work with adults children and young people. Having had my own experience of being the client, I’m all to aware of how difficult it can be. My approach is to build a relationship with you by offering a non judgemental, confidential, safe space for you to talk or work creatively. We can together, talk about your difficulties and how they impact on your relationships and lifestyle.
01495 364582
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Cardiff CF10
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£50 per session
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Calm Waters Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Verified
My ideal client is someone who has decided that they need help with their particular issues. They have been struggling with these for some time and now have decided that they are prepared to engage with me and overcome or come to terms with their issues.
01656 334562
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Cardiff CF14
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£60 (individual)£85 (couples)
Photo of Tanyia Hughes, Psychotherapist in Cardiff, Wales
Tanyia Hughes
Psychotherapist, MNCS Accred
Verified
Verified
I work creatively, using the felt sense to guide me with a combination of psychotherapeutic models, neuroscience and intuition, where we can unpick the stories that have bought you to this point. Giving space for you to authentically expand. I have a special interest in post traumatic growth, finding strength and value in our darkest experiences can catapult us to a place where our new found resilience and self confidence allows us to live beyond the perceived limitations of our pasts.
01494 416547
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Cardiff CF10
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£45 per session

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Somatic Counsellors

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.