Anthony Purnell

Anthony Purnell

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Caerphilly

Caerphilly CF83
Sessions from £30.00


About me and my therapy practice

My approach to counselling is largely Systemic and is my main area of training, although I also borrow ideas from other approaches like CBT, Solution-Focused or Narrative Therapy, in order to increase the ways I may help my the clients. Systemic Therapy seeks to understand how people create meaning through language; how they relate to each other and their social contexts that inform how they perceive the world.

It considers the client not as a as an individual in isolation but as a part of families, friendships, work and romantic relationships, this can also include things like mental health symptoms, alcohol and other non-people relationships. I seek to understand how these connections affect my client's well-being and if these relationships can be improved.

This approach helps clients to construct new meanings, new ways of seeing the world and a greater understanding of how they are connected to those around them whether family, colleagues or friendship groups. It also helps clients to understand the impact they have on these social systems and the impact these systems have on them.

Systemic therapy's relational approach can also help individuals suffering with some mental health conditions. By helping to form better relationship an individual has with their symptoms. The aim is to give my clients a sense of autonomy and control over their conditions.       

My aim is to create a safe space to help people discuss their problems openly.

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

What I can help with

Identity issues, Relationships, Redundancy, Stress, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Solution focused brief therapy, Systemic

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, Organisations

How I deliver therapy

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