Anthony Purnell

Anthony Purnell


Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

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Therapist - Caerphilly

Caerphilly CF83
Sessions from £50.00

Features

  • Concessionary rates

Availability

Monday: 10am-12:30pm & 5pm-8:30pm

​Tuesday: 10am-12:30pm & 5pm-8:30pm

​​Wednesday: 10am-12:05pm & 5pm-8:30pm

​​Thursday: 5pm-8:30pm

Friday: 5pm-8:30pm

Saturdays are available on request

                     

 

                                               

 


About me and my therapy practice

I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor and my approach to counselling is largely Systemic, this means I work with the presenting issues of my clients in a relational way. Systemic therapy seeks to understand how people create meaning through language; culture, class, race, gender, sexuality etc and how an individuals life experience's inform how they perceive the world. The approach considers the client, not as an individual but as an interconnected part of different social groups (family, friendships, professional and romantic relationships) and contexts.

My Systemic orientation takes a view that the power of conversation (sometimes referred to as a dialogical approach) in collaboration with myself, may create new meanings and a different way of relating to life's problems that hopefully bring about new helpful solutions in the lives of my clients.

My direct approach means that I take an active role in our sessions and from time to time and ask questions in order to gain a deeper understanding of what is going on for my client. I will appropriately challenge my clients thinking in a way that does not force my own world view being forced upon the individual. Through this questioning I seek to help the client broaden their thinking about the presenting issue and build an sense of autonomy.

 

Unfortunately I am unable to see anyone under the age of 18 

Practice description

 

I see clients primarily on a face to face basis and sessions are conducted out of a local Chiropractic clinic in the village of Bedwas. There are no limits on the amount of sessions I provide but i will seek to make sure from time to time that the work we do is still useful from a therapeutic point of view.

I can see clients online through the Zoom application, though clients should consider how private and secure their surroundings are if they wish to proceed with having counselling online. This service is only available to those whom reside within the UK.

My first session

My first session will be used to discuss how therapy will be conducted, confidentiality and professional boundaries. This forms a therapeutic contract between myself and the client which if both parties are happy will be signed. We will then discuss your reasons for attending counselling and what you hope therapy will achieve. 


What I can help with

Bereavement, Cultural issues, Identity issues, Relationships

Types of therapy

Systemic

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work

Supervisor - Caerphilly

Caerphilly CF83
Sessions from £50.00

Features

Availability

Supervisee Appointment Times (Individual)


Thursday: 10am, 11:45am, 6pm & 7:45pm

​Friday: 6pm & 7:45pm

​Saturday: 9am, 10:45am, 12:30pm & 2:15pm 

Supervisee Appointment Times (Group)

​Sunday: 10am & 12:30pm 


About me and my therapy practice

My style of supervision is very much a continuation of my therapeutic approach, which is largely systemic. I seek to create a collaborative space where supervisees can develop their practice.

Supervisees are encouraged to explore, through the lenses of culture, family history and personal experience, how they are affected by their clients, giving a sense of how their biases can affect their work with clients. For example, in my therapeutic work I view an individual, not as an isolated figure but as an interconnected part of a social system.

I place potential supervisees in the driving seat of their own development and adjust accordingly to their needs, whilst ensuring their practice meets the highest ethical standards.

Practice description

I see supervisee's primarily on a face to face basis and sessions are conducted out of a local Chiropractic clinic in the village of Bedwas or online; through the Zoom, though supervisees should consider how private and secure their surroundings are if they wish to proceed with having counselling online. 

This service is only available to those whom reside within the UK.

My first session

The first session is used to ascertain what the supervisee wants from supervision, make sure that all evidence to practice has been checked and if we are going to be able to work together. 

What I can help with

Bereavement, Cultural issues, Identity issues, Men's issues, Relationships

Types of therapy

Systemic

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, EAP

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work