Mel Ovens

CARDIFF CF10 English
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Mel Ovens

CARDIFF CF10 English
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My Approach

As a Gestalt therapist I can be challenging and hold your challenge whist building a supportive partnerships. My therapy is influenced by many books, theories and people from Alan Wicker to DW Winnicott. It is my job to work along side you to reduce your stress, understand how your past affects you now and give you a remote control over your creative defences. Although I specialise in long term reparative therapy, I enjoy time limited work on a single issue. I want to support you. I believe that you can only hold what you are supported to hold. My style of therapy may not be for everyone, but please contact me and we can arrange a confidential conversation and refer on if needed.

About Me

I have been involved in counselling and psychotherapy since 1987. Although trained as a person centred counsellor, I mainly practice as a trauma informed relational Gestalt psychotherapist. My practice is in the centre of Cardiff. I enjoy working with many types of people including those who feel lost, describe themselves as having a hole were their self esteem should be... I work with those who feel lost, tired all the time and know they are not reaching their potential. I enjoy offering supervision and and CPD for therapists and coaches.

I work with

  • Companies
  • Groups
  • Individuals

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 am interested in finding why you have a problem with this and finding selective work arounds.

Types of Therapies Offered

  • Gestalt Psychotherapist

Types of sessions

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


54 Charles Street

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UKCP College

  • Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy College (HIPC)

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