psychotherapists & counsellors

Linda Esprit

Esprit, Linda

Cognitive Behavioural therapy

Areas of Counselling & Therapy

I work with a full range of issues, including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, relationship issues, stress, panic disorders, phobias, OCD, eating disorders, anger, and many other areas. Sometimes people think that counselling is just for those times when someone is experiencing a crisis, or if they have a 'label' or mental health condition attached to them - in fact you are welcome to come to counselling for whatever you may need to talk about, and I will listen and help you to find whatever direction or goal you are seeking.

Many clients come to counselling as they are experiencing a change in life direction and just need to talk things through, to find where they want to be. I provide a confidential and non-judgemental environment where you are free to talk about whatever is on your mind.

Coming to counselling is different from talking to family or friends as I will not be trying to give you my opinion, or steer you in the 'right' direction, but will be listening fully to you, getting into your world with you, to understand how you feel and what you are thinking.

Together we can then work out what you may need to do to feel differently, which may include working on areas such as altering unhelpful thinking patterns, behavior, or deep-rooted beliefs. Any change is your own choice and I am always guided by what you wish. I don't impose models of therapy on to you (and I do not bombard you with theories and technical talk!), but instead I allow the models to adapt to suit yourself, as each person has their own individual needs.

I am based within the Mindfulness and Wellbeing Centre in Cowbridge Road East, Canton, Cardiff, which is a main route through Cardiff and on a bus route.

I look forward to meeting you and helping you to achieve whatever it is that will make a difference in your life.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold the Post Graduate Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (DipCouns), specializing in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. The Diploma is accredited by the BACP and was attained at University of Wales, Newport in 2005.

I also have a BSc (Hons) Psychology degree, attained in 2001.

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

I have been in private practice for over 15 years.

Prior to private practice, I have 2 years’ experience of being a volunteer counsellor at Women in Mind, with clients with mental health issues. This includes issues such as depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, eating disorders, sexual problems, trauma, abuse, relationship difficulties and so on. I also have experience of counselling at Inroads, which is a local street drugs project. I am currently in private practice - having reached my goal!

I work with a vast range of client issues - including the issues listed above. Sometimes clients worry that their issues are not 'important enough' to attend counselling - I would like to assure you that if there is there anything troubling you that you would like to explore, then it is worthwhile attending counselling. By learning to understand yourself more fully, you are more able to make fulfilling choices with your life, whatever those choices may be. Sometimes people just need to feel able to safely explore whatever is on their mind - sometimes just hearing yourself saying the words out loud to another person can be helpful in itself. In counselling, I can help you to explore these thoughts further and aid self-understanding, thereby helping you to reach wherever you want to be.

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Contact Details:

Email: linda.esprit@gmail.com

Telephone: 029 2038 3456

Byron Harris

Harris, Byron

Counselling

Byron is a trained practitioner in mindfulness methods, having studied with the Mindfulness Association, MiSP, and Youth Mindfulness. He is an experienced trainer, tutor, and therapist, having worked in private practice, EAPs, and in schools with every age group.

The services Byron offers are rooted in trauma-informed practices, built on a foundation of emotional safety, comfort, and understanding. He works to identify and understand connections between emotional well-being and physical health, to help foster a healthier and happier life.

Byron’s expertise lies in creating an environment where clients feel safe and supported, no matter what the individual well-being goals are. Whether wanting to reduce stress, gain a better understanding of their creativity, strengthen relationships, explore more achievable goals, etc., Byron is there to support. And it is not just with one-on-one sessions.

He also offers mindfulness and counseling workshops and courses, delivering a range of mindful practices and resources to instill positive emotions, improved focus, and clarity. Through Byron’s workshops, clients will be empowered to better understand and manage mental and emotional turmoil, while also learning valuable life skills.

With Byron Harris’ well-being services, you will learn valuable standing points and techniques that improve your emotional health and physical well-being. Engage in a safe environment, with a passionate and knowledgeable professional, to help transition stresses and struggles into a more positive and rewarding life. Make a positive change towards a healthier and happier you. Get in touch with Byron Harris today.

Contact Details:

Email: HarrisPlusHealth@gmail.com

Phone: 01225 374 214

Alternative Phone: 07891 509464

Dr Steve Killick

Dr Killick, Steve

BSC (HONS), DIPCLINPSYCH, DCLINPSYCH

I'm a Clinical Psychologist in independent practice based in Cardiff and have been practising for 30 years. My preferred way of working is ACT, which is a mindfulness and behaviour change therapy that is helpful for a wide range of difficulties, including anxiety, depression and relational issues.

Contact Details:

stevenkillick.co.uk

Jillian Kirkpatrick

Kirkpatrick, Jillian

Counselling & Psychotherapy

Hello, I am an accredited Psychotherapist

I have an MA in Mindfulness-based Psychotherapy from the Karuna Institute. I am interested in working with a wide range of life difficulties such as anxiety, trauma, adverse childhood experiences, bereavement, relationship difficulties, and illness. I offer a supportive space in which you can tell your story. My approach is holistic where I attend to your whole experience, thoughts, emotions, and bodily sensations. Together we work to strengthen your awareness in which we can explore the possibility for growth and change.

Contact Details:

Email: Kirkpatrick.jillian3@gmail.com

Website: Core Process Psychotherapy

Phone: 07891 437757

Toni Thompson

Thompson, Toni

Counselling

Hello and welcome to Hope Catcher Counselling;My name is Toni Thompson. I am a fully qualified professional, accredited counsellor with over 15 years’ experience working with clients from all walks of life.

When you don’t know where to turn to, I’m here. By coming to my page, you have taken the really important first step on your journey to better understand yourself and your goals – and together we will identify positive changes you can make to your life.

My counselling offers hope, a safe, compassionate, and confidential environment where we can gain perspective on issues that are troubling you, and we can look at tools to help you.

I have provided therapeutic support to individuals experiencing a wide range of psychological issues. The issues I can help you with include anxiety, stress, depression, low self-esteem, and loss.

As an integrative therapist viewing every client as unique, I draw upon different therapeutic techniques to suit your individual needs. Together we can work to find solutions to the problems you are experiencing - you are not alone.

Contact Details:

Email: toni-thompson@hotmail.co.uk

Phone: 07522 108798

Audra Maio

Maio, Audra

Art Psychotherapy

I have helped young people and adults to address their thoughts and emotions around anger, anxiety, grief and loss, trauma, poor esteem, self-harm, poor sleep patterns, and learning difficulties. Art materials are available in session to help clients express their feelings when they are struggling to find the words. Many people are curious about Art Therapy but unsure about what to ask.

Contact Details:

Phone: 07727041113

Email: audramaio@audramaioarttherapist.com