Carolyn Powell, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Carolyn Powell

Bridgend CF31 English
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Carolyn Powell, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Carolyn Powell

Bridgend CF31 English
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My Approach

WORKING mostly ON-LINE but also with some F2F in Port Talbot , :I am an Integrative Psychotherapist and an experienced & well qualified Psycho-Sexual therapist & Trauma work. I take a very relational and compassionate approach. I believe that we are complicated & multi faceted as humans and so take a dynamic & holistic view of the issues we face in relationship. I work longer term in order to allow my clients a space to fully explore their issues where necessary. I enjoy being in active conversations & often use creative approaches to explore dilemmas. My psycho-sexual work covers a wide range of issues of performance through to sexuality ,trauma & abuse.
My work with couples takes a similar approach while using Emotional Focused therapy as a backdrop. This puts the attention back on communication & intimacy.
I also have experience of Bereavement Counselling having worked at a local hospice for several years.

I am a UKCP Integrative Psychotherapist with a specific interest and training in the Psycho-Sexual and Relationship field. I am also BACP (Snr) accredited and COSRT accredited. I am highly trained and very experienced with MSc, BA (hons) and PGDip Psycho-Sexual & PGCert Supervision.

About Me

Originally a teacher, I retrained as a counsellor & then as a psychotherapist & more recently a Psycho-Sexual & relationship therapist to help me meet the needs of the people I was meeting. With the increase of clients coming with relational, sexuality & trauma issues I added to my training by completing 2 year post-grad Psycho-sexual Diploma in order to be better informed for my clients.
Having lectured counselling to degree level for 9 years & run a local counselling agency, I continued to work & develop my own practise but still enjoy working with trainee therapists and and am happy to Supervise trainees and Graduates for both couples and singles. I am now based in South Wales But work online and have an office in Port Talbot
I work as a psychotherapist, psycho-sexual counsellor, counselling trainer and clinical supervisor for psychotherapists and counsellors.

Outside of therapy I enjoy photography, the fresh air, coffee with friends , exploring new places & my family.

I work with

  • Couples
  • Groups
  • Individuals
  • Private healthcare referrals

Special Interests

Like all UKCP registered psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors I can work with a wide range of issues, but here are some areas in which I have a special interest or additional experience.

I have experience of clients who have used sessions to work through the effects of ASD on their relationships or mental health whether newly diagnosed or longer term. This can be done successfully given time and a desire to work at this difficult subject.
Couples issues often start with poor communication which can affect intimacy and the quality of your life together. It may be that you are experiencing the effect of poor boundaries or feel out of control. Or it may be issues around your sexual /intimate relationship that we can reflect on together
Psycho-Sexual /Relationship work covers a range of issues pertinent to both couples & individuals. Includes relationship breakdown because of lack of intimacy, communication, abuse etc. Or identity issues, depression & anxiety
Part of my work as a Psycho-Sexual therapist is to offer support with this intimate area. Clients finding talking through with a 3rd party can help with issues of intimacy, performance, orientation or the present day effects of childhood trauma/ abuse .

Types of Therapies Offered

  • Integrative Psychotherapist

What I can help with

  • Abuse
  • Age-related Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Couple Issues
  • Cultural Issues
  • Depression
  • Gender
  • Identity Problems
  • Mental Health Issues
  • Online Counselling
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post-Traumatic Stress
  • Relationships
  • Sex Problems
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexuality
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Supervision
  • Trauma

Types of sessions

  • Face to Face - Long Term
  • Face to Face - Short Term
  • Online Therapy

Bridgend Office

Bridgend CF31 4TH

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Individuals £75
Couples £100

Port Talbot Office

Port Talbot Counselling Service
5a Water Street.
Water Street Business Centre
Port Talbot SA12 6LH
Mid Glamorgan

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Individuals @£75
Couples @£90

UKCP College

  • Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy College (HIPC)
Carolyn Powell

Carolyn Powell

Bridgend CF31

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