Jemma Dugdale

Jemma Dugdale

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Cardiff

Cardiff CF14
Sessions from £50.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates


I'm available evenings and weekends at the moment. I currently have a contract with Place2Be, where I work during school times. After July I will be able to offer daytime sessions as well.

About me and my therapy practice

Hi, I’m Jemma, I’m a Counsellor offering one hour in-person sessions in Cardiff and Walk and Talk sessions, as well as UK wide online and phone sessions.

Walk and Talk sessions are also known as outdoor therapy and wild therapy. This can be a great way to experience counselling when you feel other forms of counselling can be uncomfortable or awkward. I have a few walks we can go on depending on your ability, or we can sit on a park bench if you’d feel more comfortable. Sometimes being outside can help you feel more relaxed. And you can even bring your dog along if that helps.

We all need purpose and meaning in life and sometimes we lose ours, particularly when going through change or loss. When this happens, it can feel like we've lost who we are and what we want. My approach is about helping you unpick and make sense of what's going on, so you can see things more clearly and take responsibility to make the choices that are right for you.

My approach is Humanistic Existential. As part of this approach I won't give you advice, but I will offer alternative perspectives, enabling opportunities for reflection.

Everyone is unique and sees the world differently, so I won't make assumptions about what you think and how you feel about the topics you bring to counselling. Instead, my focus will be to see things from your point of view.

I understand that deciding you’re ready for counselling can take a lot of courage, so we will create a therapeutic relationship, where you feel heard and safe to explore what’s going on for you. In a non-judgemental safe place.

Practice description

Whether this is your first time in counselling or you've had therapy before, we'll work together to create a plan that's based on your needs. I can offer counselling in one off sessions, pre-agreed blocks (4,8,12,16) or open-ended work, depending on what you need.

If this sounds like something you'd like to do, I offer a free initial 30 minute consultation online or over the phone. This is space for us to talk. You can tell me a bit about what’s going on for you or if you already know what you would like from counselling. I can tell you a bit about myself and my counselling approach.

There's no pressure to commit to having a session after the consultation and if you'd like to arrange a first session we can discuss availability including whether you'd prefer in-person, walk and talk, online or telephone sessions.

Hopefully that gives you an idea of how I work, but feel free to get in touch to ask any questions.

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Mood disorder, Neurodiversity, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, Creative therapy, Emotionally focused therapy, Existential, Humanistic, Person centred, Phenomenological, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Trainees, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Outdoor therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone therapy