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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

Therapy can be extremely rewarding, but also challenging. It can involve talking about difficult aspects of your life and you may experience uncomfortable feelings, which is why it is important for you to find the right therapist for you. Therapy can also be full of hope, change for the better, recognising existing strengths, seeing your life in new ways and having more clarity. 

I offer a compassionate ear to listen to what is troubling you, and come beside you while you begin to work out the main causes of your upset and what you might do to begin changing and improving your quality of life.

I am primarily a person-centered therapist. This means is that I believe and work with the idea that people have an innate ability to heal themselves and my responsibility is to provide a safe, non-judgemental, compassionate space where you can get to know yourself better, relate to others better, and find a good balance in your life and to find your own 'story'. I work in a carefully paced manner and am mindful of your wellbeing at all stages of the process.

I have also been trained as an existential therapist where I can help you come to terms with the dilemmas of living and finding meaning and direction in your life.


My specialties

I am experienced in working with trauma and complex trauma. I am also experienced working with anxiety and fear however they are present.​​

My therapy deals with:

  • Bereavement

  • Trauma and complex trauma

  • Childhood abuse

  • Sexual assault

  • Domestic violence

  • Inner child work

  • Infidelity

  • Anxiety and worry

  • Self-esteem issues

  • Persistent low mood

  • People pleasing issues

  • Unloving mothers

  • Therapist counselling

  • Identity and meaning


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 happy to have a short conversation with you if you have any questions about the process or you want to see if I 'feel' like the right counsellor for you. I respect your confidentiality so please call or email with a brief message with your name, contact details and days and times when I can speak to you personally. 



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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

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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