“There’s a certain kind of listening that makes a speaker audible to themselves”
Psychotherapy offers the opportunity to talk regularly, in confidence to someone not otherwise involved in your life. All sorts of people come to psychotherapy for many different reasons. I have experience of a very wide variety of people who have usually come because they are struggling in some way.Sometimes it is a relief just to talk. Often people gain new perspectives on themselves and their lives. Over time, people can come to understand themselves better, often becoming more accepting of themselves – simply feeling better in their own skin.Often people become clearer about their hopes, values and possibilities and choose to make changes, which are often subtle but far reaching.
I am a fully qualified, UKCP registered psychotherapist with over 20 years experience in the field. I also have an MA in psychotherapy. I have been in private practice since 2003. I draw on the humanistic, psychoanalytic and existential traditions in my work.
As for my background, I graduated from Edinburgh University in 1979, having studied modern languages and then worked in the City as a chartered accountant until 1991. I moved to Wales with my partner and our two young children in 1994. In the 1980’s I developed an interest in psychotherapy and went on to complete various counselling trainings (WPF, PPF, CRUSE). I worked as a counsellor in the voluntary sector and then trained as a psychotherapist with the Bath Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy. As part of my training I did a 21 month placement in an outpatient mental health unit seeing patients for psychotherapy.
I offer regular, weekly 50 minute sessions, costing £60 to individual adults, couples and student counsellors and psychotherapists. Sometimes people chose to come more frequently. Early morning, daytime and evening appointments are available. I practice in a comfortable, dedicated consulting room in W2, Wellington House, which is at the junction of central Cardiff, Riverside and Canton. There is free on street parking and free 2 hour parking in a nearby car park. For a map see contact section below.
I offer psychotherapy in French for French speakers who prefer to talk in their mother tongue.
I also practice in the Vale of Glamorgan. See psychotherapyinthevale.com for more information.
For more information on my training organisation see bcpc.org.uk.
For more information on my registering body see psychotherapy.org.uk.
See anthonystadlen.blogspot.com for the philosophy of existential phenomenological analysis, which informs my practice.