Mrs Carys Thomas
Member Status: Accredited
Member No: NCS21-00158
I work with clients addressing a variety of area's some of which are anxiety, depression, self-confidence, suicide, relationships and couples counselling, sexual and sexuality, difficulty with life transitions, trauma and abuse. life can be amazing and exciting but can also be challenging, overwhelming, confusing and stressful. mostly we find our way through life and figure it out ourselves but sometimes we need a bit of help. If we think about relationship counselling, do we think of a couple having difficulties in their relationship? Although it can be, it may not always be the case. Parent and child, siblings, career and disabled family member or friend, colleagues and friendships. These are all relationships in our lives that impact our lives.
As an integrative counsellor, I work with various models of therapy and use the best to match the needs of my client, as every person is an individual. I want you to feel comfortable with me and build a good therapeutic relationship, this allows you to be able to feel comfortable to reveal your personal thoughts and feelings knowing that it is confidential and safe for you to do.
How would you like things to change after counselling? How would your life be better or easier? How would your relationship change? What would you have stopped doing or started doing? These are all valid and important questions when thinking about starting counselling, you are the expert in your life and what you want. I will be working with you to help you in making the changes YOU want to make!
I work with any type of relationship and sexual issue in a non-judgmental, unbiased and open manner. This includes any age, gender, sexual orientation and relationship type. Difficulties may be general or associated with a particular incident or behavior. Whatever the issue I will help you explore it, I am happy to work with you individually, as a couple or an open relationship where there may be more people involved to help you find a way forward. My aim is to empower and support you through your difficulties.
Relationship issues could be due to:
Communication, family issues, affairs, intimacy, jealousy and commitment, illness/ disability and feeling the relationship is beginning to stagnate.
Let’s talk about sex… sex is still a conversation that people can feel uncomfortable talking about, however talking about it is the start to alleviate the problem. Sex is loaded with emotion and understanding your sexual thoughts, feeling and desires can help get some reasoning. Talking it through in an open manor with a counsellor can help you see how they are affecting your life and relationships. Sex therapists take the tools of therapy, addressing your concerns, thoughts, and feelings, and why it is inhibiting your sexuality and giving you tools to complete the goal of resolving the issue by listening to your concerns within the realm of sex, such as:
Concerns over intimacy, concerns about sexual desire or arousal, sexual anxieties, sexual interests, sexual orientation, Impulsive or compulsive sexual behavior and pornography.
The Next Page, because the future is still unwritten….
- Qualifications & ExperienceLevel 4 counselling diploma
ASIST applied suicide intervention skills training in Cardiff Mind
MHFA adult mental health first aid Wales in Cardiff Mind
Family and couples counselling
Existential perspectives on relationships
Skills in practice to work with erotic transference and counter transference
- What I can help with
- Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
- Ageing and related issues
- AIDS / HIV
- Anger Management
- Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
- Autism & Aspergers Syndrome
- Bereavement / Loss
- Childbirth: labour
- Childbirth: pregnancy
- Chronic fatigue syndrome / M.E.
- Cultural issues
- Divorce & Separation
- Driving tests
- Emotional issues
- Financial difficulties
- Gender identity
- Generally unhappy with your life
- IBS / Digestive Issues
- Illness and dying
- Job interviews
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Parenting skills
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder / PTSD
- Self-defeating behaviours
- Sexuality Identity
- Shyness / Social Phobia
- Suicidal feelings
- Violence / Victim support