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.
"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.
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:
Persistent Low Mood
Self-Esteem & Shame
People Pleasing Patterns
Relationships Within Families
Feeling a Sense of Loss of Self
Infidelity & Trust Issues
Identity, Spirituality & Meaning
Counselling for Therapists-In-Training
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.
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