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Meredith El-Jawhari, PhD.

Counselling & Psychotherapy | Penarth & Cardiff


Hello, my name is Meredith. I am a counsellor living and working in Penarth, Wales.

I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP). 
I offer a 30 minute free consultation talk about the process of therapy and to decide if I am the right counsellor for you.

After completing my BSc. and PhD. in Psychology at the University of Warwick, I moved to the USA to complete a post-doc and work as a research psychologist.

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"Believe you can and you're halfway there" - Theodore Roosevelt

About my therapy

After a decade of working with clients, first in bereavement counselling, then in trauma counselling, and now in private practice I know that one of the key predictors of success in therapy is the relationship you have with me as your counsellor. How then to give you the information you need to make the right choice? If you are on my site then something has already caught your attention, my picture, name or a recommendation. 

I can tell you that my training is in person-centred therapy, which means that my role is to facilitate your own strengths and processes to help you find your way through the issues that you want to look at in therapy.  I can tell you that I am also trained in existential therapy, which means that I can help you address issues of meaning and spirituality in your life.
I can also add that I am experienced in working with trauma and complex trauma that have arisen through traumatic experiences you may have had in life.  
​I can let you know that I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and that I follow ethical practice.

What you will only know if you contact me and we talk, is if we are a good match and you feel comfortable and safe, respected and valued.  I offer a free consult so that you will 'know' if I am the right counsellor for you. I look forward to hearing from you.


About my therapy

My specialties

I have recognised over the last decade of working with clients that themes related to self-esteem, self-worth and shame underpin many of the categories of issues outlined below. Anxiety and/or low mood can be a symptom of an underlying problem in relating to self or others, the burden of the past or worries about the future.

My therapy deals with:

  • Anxiety 

  • Overthinking

  • Persistent Low Mood

  • Self-Esteem & Shame

  • People Pleasing Patterns

  • Relationships Within Families

  • Feeling a Sense of Loss of Self

  • Childhood Issues/Trauma

  • Sexual Assault/Trauma

  • Domestic Violence

  • Infidelity & Trust Issues

  • Identity, Spirituality & Meaning

  • Counselling for Therapists-In-Training

My specialties

Fees & Sessions



£50 per hour


Payment is taken after the first session. On subsequent sessions, should you choose to go ahead, payment should be made by bank transfer prior to the next session.​ Blocks of sessions can also be purchased in advance.

Sessions cancelled with less than 24 hours notice will be charged for except in the case of emergencies. 

I am fully aware of the cost of living crisis that is happening and how challenging it can be to find the money to invest in therapy. I am always happy to have conversations about the cost of therapy and to try to find mutually satisfactory options.   

Fees & Sessions


Our sessions have been life changing

I feel myself growing into the person I want to be...with all your kindness and understanding it makes me less afraid to open up and life fully


Contact me

Contact me

You can contact me directly by email and phone number, or you can fill out the form below:

Thank you for getting in touch

Meredith El-Jawhari is a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP). Registration number 199398.

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